From primary to secondary schools, colleges and universities, from rural to urban and in faith or secular settings, EACH's training is effective across the whole range of institutions - creating a safe and equal learning environment for all.
EACH's training provides expert assistance to primary and secondary schools, academies, colleges, universities and local authorities: building capacity to affirm the lives of LGBT+ people and inspire confidence in staff to support them.
EACH knows every institution is different. There is no one-size fits all approach to promoting an inclusive ethos whereby everyone's voice is valued and heard. To challenge and prevent prejudice-based bullying we need to understand the diverse contexts in which we work.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans pupils, students or members of their family are entitled to be treated with the same respect as their heterosexual and cisgendered peers whilst at school, college or university and in anticipation of their future place in society.
Teachers, tutors and lecturers have a legal and moral duty of care to nurture and develop the values of empathy, understanding and respect towards every pupil or student.
Homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying or harassment affects everyone: not just those who identify as LGBT+. Any child or young person can find themselves the target. HBT name-calling, bullying or harassment creates distressing learning environments which curtail your pupils' or students' ability to achieve their full potential.
The Training made the staff THINK, that was the key thing... it's opened up a conversation... which is the really positive part ... we're just at the very beginning of our journey... we'd never discussed LGBT+ issues. Now we've had far more conversations about it..... we've started discussing what we'd never explored before... It's certainly started the process for us that we didn't have in place - so that's brilliant. That's definitely been the outcome for us.
Secondary School Teacher
Resources - EACH's PSHE Association ‘Quality Assured’ Reach Teaching Resource is a comprehensive and sensitive guide for those working with young people to explore the vital issues of homophobia, sexism and cyber bullying.
The Resource is relevant to Years 7 to 13 (Key Stages 3, 4 and 5) and includes lesson plans, group activity prompts, information about National Curriculum, Links, awareness-raising posters and a DVD containing 13 dynamic, topical short films. See here.