Our school service works to promote a positive culture of acceptance through educating pupils on the challenges faced by minority sexualities and gender identities, while providing young people with tools to better support their peers, and staff with skills to better support their LGBT+ students.
We know that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying and language is prevalent in schools across the country. We work with schools enabling them to confidently tackle HBT bullying.
HBT bullying can take many forms, it could be persistent use of verbal slurs or physical attacks because of perceived sexuality or gender identity. HBT bullying affects many young people who may not necessarily identify as LGBT+; young people who don’t conform to gender stereotypes or those who are perceived to be LGBT+ can also experience HBT bullying. Even use of the word ‘gay’ to mean broken, useless and rubbish can have a significant effect on young LGBT+ people’s mental health and sense of safety and acceptance in the school environment.
We are able to give your school bespoke support tailored to the needs of your staff and students.
Our service can work with your school to encourage an inclusive culture, and to challenge and respond to HBT bullying through educating and informing pupils on issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity in accordance with the local PSHE guidance. In addition, we can provide support, information, training and resources to both teaching and non-teaching staff.
We offer training packages to both staff and students
Have a look at our training packages here.
We work with over 3500 pupils per year, delivering training to over 250 teachers and non- formal education staff across Cambridgeshire.
Contact us to find out how your school can benefit from our services.