Our school, academy or college training provides staff with the skills and confidence to create an inclusive learning environment for your lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning pupils or students. EACH delivers training and consultancy on LGBT+ matters to Senior Leadership Teams, classroom practitioners, pastoral and learning support staff, governors and other professionals with a duty of care towards young people.
From anti-bullying resources, policy guidance and lesson ideas you will gain positive, constructive methods to support pupils, students and staff whilst challenging homophobic, biphobic or transphobic behaviour.
EACH designs bespoke programmes prioritising your school’s, academy’s or college’s individual needs and requirements.
Delivering Relationship & Sex Education in a way that is inclusive of LGBT+ issues is a vital step towards making your school, academy or college a respectful and legally compliant environment.
How can EACH help your school, academy or college?
We create and convene courses tailored to primary, secondary and tertiary settings which prepare participants to deliver the curriculum in a way that acknowledges LGBT+ identities.
Participants should leave our sessions:
Staying up to date with current and evolving guidelines
The new government guidance around RSE focuses on the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of individuals with an emphasis on the relationship with self as one that informs all others.
EACH RSE training will prepare participants to deliver RSE which encourages children or young people to:
EACH believes that children should be taught:
Why is LGBT+ informed RSE important?
RSE is about alleviating stereotyping, accepting and respecting people and celebrating difference rather than denigrating it. All children and all family compositions, as well as school or college staff, deserve respect and recognition. Understanding and using appropriate terminology in an age-appropriate way is vital to equip children for life in the UK today and in their futures..
No child should ever be made to feel less accepted or that their family is any less loving and caring than another. There are many diverse family situations; some children will have parents who are separated, some may live with a mother and father, others may have stepparents, some may live in extended multi-generational families, others may be fostered or adopted and have other family arrangements. Some of those in parenting roles will be heterosexual and some will be LGBT+. It is essential that RSE reflects a wide range of families in its images and content so these resonate with every child or young person in your class.
Some children may feel that they do not fit in or that they are in some way different. These children can feel isolated, vulnerable and less able to apply themselves to learning. This difference may be about their developing sexuality or gender identity but equally it may be about appearance, body-image, achievements, language, speech or any number of perceived differences. Cultivating compassion for self and others is central to the learning outcomes of RSE.
It is important that children understand that individuality is wonderful and not a source of negativity, thereby leading to acceptance and respect for self and others.
As they explore who they are and their sexuality and gender identity become more apparent to them. This will then be received with care and curiosity and without fear.
Thanks again for the excellent training which has generated great follow up conversations.
Michael Jaffrain, Principal,
St Brendan’s Sixth Form College
I’ve gained increased confidence in understanding the complex relationship between gender, sex and sexuality. I now aim to be as inclusive as possible in my classroom.
It was a really good presentation. I learnt loads and I was surprised at how little I knew about recent laws that have come into place around LGBT+ issues. I am pleased that I came along. Thank you.
Good and clear information. The training was great and provided understandable information. The activities were involving and interesting.
Thank you for a great session. I met with the student group again and they were really enthusiastic… I cannot express how valuable your support and insights were.
This course provides in depth knowledge about how to make your school, academy or college more inclusive. It is appropriate for staff eager to improve their understanding of gender, gender identity and transgender matters and vital to your Senior Leadership Team or HR colleagues to meet legal compliance. We will cover legislation which under-pins trans matters and use interactive activities to explore all the issues relevant to schools, academies and colleges. On completion of the session participants will be: