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Diversity across the school: Steps we can take

21 September 2021

Taking the first steps on the road to creating a school community that truly embraces diversity can be scary and we might make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore this vital work. Adele ...

Creating diversity in our teaching workforce

14 September 2021

How do we create meaningful representation in our schools? Hannah Wilson of the Diverse Educators network advises on how we can diversify our workforce while avoiding tokenism

Supporting your school's LGBT+ students

1 March 2021

From your anti-bullying policy to events and speakers, Dominic Arnall considers how schools can create an inclusive environment for LGBT+ students

RSE and parental consultation: Getting it right

4 November 2020

Parental engagement and consultation is a vital component of effective relationships and sex education. Leah Jewett offers her advice to secondary schools on RSE delivery and parental engagement

Supporting inclusion and empowering LGBT+ young people

13 April 2020

LGBT+ equality is core to an inclusive education system and is a priority for the staff and students of Burntwood School. Samantha Bradey speaks to school leader Katelyn Farrenson about their work ...

A word for and from teachers with disabilities

22 January 2020

What does your school do to support its teachers with disabilities? Mark Lyn is conducting research into the barriers disabled staff face and what best practice in schools might look like

LGBT+ in the RSE curriculum

4 December 2019

Ahead of SecEd’s Delivering Statutory RSE conference in January, expert Adele Bates – who will be leading two workshops at the event – looks at how we should be including LGBT+ in the new curriculum ...

The SEND governor: Preparing for link visits

29 October 2019

Among the responsibilities of the SEND named governor is conducting link visits with their school’s SENCO. Matt Bromley looks at how we can ensure these are effective

Ofsted's EIF, equality and diversity

1 October 2019

The Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) came into effect in September promising to advance equality of opportunity for all learners. Dawn Jotham considers what the EIF means in the context of ...

RSE: Preparing for September 2020

5 June 2019

The introduction of statutory relationships and sex education is drawing closer. Anna Cole looks at the aspects that might prove most controversial – or tricky – for school leaders

How we can support our transgender students

7 April 2019

Schools have a number of responsibilities towards transgender pupils. Kaley Foran explains and offers some practical pointers for how support can be provided

Getting the job interview process right

23 January 2019

Making your interview process work for your school is crucial. Imogen Rowley offers some tips for running effective interviews, including advice on issues of anti-discrimination law

LGBT: Your FAQs answered

4 July 2018

There are a range of LGBT issues and considerations in schools, and teachers may sometimes be unsure or concerned about how best to respond. Adele Bates answers some FAQs...

Mental health and LGBT+

23 May 2018

The threats to mental health and wellbeing for LGBT+ students are many, varied and clear. Adele Bates highlights some of the challenges and advises schools

Inclusion, equality and the law

18 April 2018

There are a range of statutory requirements that all schools must meet to ensure the inclusion of children and young people with disabilities and SEN. Navin Kikabhai looks at what the law requires ...

A trans inclusive school

7 March 2018

How can schools ensure that they are meeting their legal and moral obligations to be a trans inclusive school? Stonewall’s Emma Starkey offers her advice and signposts useful resources

PSHE & RSE: The impact of porn on the young

28 February 2018

The impact that pornography has on the lives of young people – in particular their knowledge, beliefs and expectations about sex, gender and intimate relationships – is becoming alarmingly clear. ...

Bullying versus ‘banter’...

28 February 2018

When does playful ‘joshing’ turn into something hurtful? And when does that become bullying? As planning begins for Anti-Bullying Week 2018, Martha Evans considers how teachers can tell the difference

Talking about disfigurement

17 January 2018

How should we talk about disfigurement in the classroom? Dr Jane Frances and Alexis Camble from the charity Changing Faces offer advice on how to ensure our schools are inclusive

LGBT History Month

17 January 2018

LGBT History Month in February is a time to celebrate difference and acceptance in all its forms. Adele Bates considers why we have it and suggests some age-appropriate ideas and resources

Six essential examination policies

16 November 2016

What are the examination policies that schools must have in place in order to satisfy both JCQ and Ofqual requirements? Jugjit Chima explains

Creating a positive climate for learning

2 November 2016

What approach does your school take to inclusion and supporting all children to achieve? Leora Cruddas looks at some key tenets to help you reflect on your current provision

Tackling the bullying of pupils with SEND

4 May 2016

Disabled students and pupils with SEN are more likely to be bullied – a hard truth that is too often overlooked. Drawing on work by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to develop effective practice to tackle ...

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