“This book by Jonathan Charlesworth will be an invaluable asset. I was impressed by the careful and balanced way it is written and the very systematic way in which he presents material. The author writes sensibly and with consideration, without shirking the need to act firmly and decisively when the situation requires it. I would recommend this book as excellent and authoritative.”
Peter K Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London
This vital teachers’ guide to challenging homophobic and biphobic bullying offers unique insights to address the issue at its core. Laying out clear advice on how to recognise, stop and prevent homophobic and biphobic bullying, readers are given strategies to work with its perpetrators, bystanders and targets.
Informed by interviews with hundreds of pupils and school staff, and interactive work across the UK and internationally, this is a book written by an expert in this field. It’s an essential guide for teachers, youth workers, the care sector and anyone with a duty of care towards young people.
“We love working with EACH and our students have benefited so much too. This book will be as useful to pastoral leads and SLT as “That’s So Gay” was! Definitely one to add to the reading list!” Susie Beresford-Wylie, Director of Student Support, Bradley Stoke Community School, South Gloucestershire
Pre-order today from Foyles, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble or Amazon. Available 21 August from Jessica Kingsley Publishers or EACH. £19.99 (excl. P+P)
That’s So Gay! Challenging Homophobic Bullying (2015)
A practical guide to making your school a safer place and creating an inclusive bully-free culture. It shows what homophobic bullying looks like, who experiences it and explores the reasons why young people bully others homophobically. It also reveals why young people are often reluctant to report homophobic bullying, the increasing role played by the internet and the profound effects bullying can have well into adulthood.
Adopting a whole-school approach, this book provides indispensable advice schools need on prevention, working with those who bully, supporting targets of such bullying, handling disclosures and anti-bullying policies.
To order a copy at £20.39 (including P+P) contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 0117 946 7607.
EACH’s award-winning 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 for 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 short films.
The Reach Resource, including the teachers’ notes (which can be viewed here), two copies of the DVD is £44.99 (including P&P).
EACH’s guidance for schools on the repeal of Section 28, commissioned by Bristol LEA and relevant to schools nationwide.
Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 stated that local authorities shall not ‘promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship’. It was repealed in 2003 however continues to have a legacy in approaches to challenging homophobic and transphobic bullying.