LGBT+ Training and Awareness for Schools
LGBT+ teacher awareness training is now available for your primary or secondary school.
What is LGBT+ Awareness Training for Teachers?
The LGBT+ awareness training is designed to give teachers an understanding of the issues that affect their pupils who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or identify as Transgender.
Through the training, teachers will gain an understanding of the risks to LGBT+ students, and steps that can be put in place to promote equality and diversity across the school environment.
What's Included in the LGBT+ Awareness Training?
Training is usually conducted as a 90 minute presentation session, with Q&A session. Supporting training materials are provided, and teachers are encouraged to pass their knowledge to their teams.
Why is LGBT+ Awareness Training Important?
A staggering 9/10 secondary school teachers felt they had a duty to tackle LGBT+ related bullying, but did not have the training or confidence to do so.
Both Sexuality and Gender are part of the protected characteristics and are covered in both the Ofsted inspection framework, and are legally underpinned by the Equality Act 2010.
Young LGBT+ people are three times more likely to attempt suicide due to bullying and isolation. Almost 1 in 4 (23%) of LGBT+ young people had attempted suicide.
What Does The LGBT+ Awareness Training Cost?
This training is FREE. Our LGBT+ awareness training is being delivered as part of our Schools Outreach Programme.
This 3 year programme, supported by BBC Children in Need is designed to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues in their school, and help schools better respond, plan, and provision for LGBT+ students.
How Do I Book?
We will begin contacting schools from August 2016, right through to May 2018. If you haven't received your letter yet, don't worry it will be on its way. Alternatively, you can get in touch to book your session.