SCHOOL DIVERSITY WEEK: The education campaign which would have changed my life

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And how it’s making it through a pandemic… BY EMMA FAY Been on parental leave? Had a nice time? Fan of mental wellbeing? I have some “return to work” advice for you. There are good times to come back, and bad times to come back. Here’s when not to come back to work: Three weeks [….]

NEWS: Schools OUT launch the first ever Pride In Education conference

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The global online event will educate about prejudice and normalise LGBTQI education BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Schools OUT UK in partnership with Laila El-Metoui have put together the very first Pride In Education conference to take place this Pride Month to inspire and resource educators in order to make a positive difference to their lives.  On Saturday 27 [….]

Real life: Growing up gay in an all-girls school

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School was not a safe space to be gay, remembers Molly Smith BY MOLLY SMITH Being gay in an all-girls school was the kind of challenge that I wish I could have avoided. Soon after I started at secondary the excitement of being at a new school began to evaporate and the crippling realisation that [….]

OPINION: Without LGBTQI Education, Britain cannot move out of its homophobia

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“As we’re all patting ourselves on the backs for being so accepting, this is an ugly reminder that the fight is far from over” BY LUCY KNIGHT. IMAGE: THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION. When I heard about the protests against LGBTQI education in Birmingham, I’m sad to say that I wasn’t surprised. Not one bit.  Perhaps [….]

I’m an openly queer teacher – here’s why that matters

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Georgina Tomsett-Rowe on the importance of being out in the classroom BY GEORGINA TOMSETT-ROWE  Regardless of your response to summer 2017’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wlaes, you cannot deny its visibility. This has been in stark contrast to my own experiences growing up when exposure [….]