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 "Supporting parents and staff"

Stonewall is holding its bi-annual seminar in December exclusively for members of our Education Champions, School Champions and College Champions programmes.

To register, please click here

Our free seminar will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Learn strategies to support parents of gay students. When parents suspect, or have just found out, that their son or daughter is gay they can feel confused and unsure of what to do or how to react. Fear of doing the wrong thing can mean that parents end up refusing to acknowledge the issue, or acting insensitively by accident. Drawing on the Stonewall’s plain-English pocket-sized guide for parents, the speakers in this session will give you the confidence to support and advise parents in need.

  • Be inspired by national best practice in primary schools.  It's important to celebrate, and learn from, success. This session will draw on practical examples of how best practice schools have used Stonewall resources in their classrooms, how they have engaged governors, parents and the wider community in their work, and what impact this has had on their students. Celebrating difference in primary schools needn’t be difficult and our new Primary Schools Guide, launching at this seminar, will provide you with valuable insight of what works.
  • Network with, and learn from, others facing similar challenges to you. To make sure that everyone's seminar experience is tailored to their individual needs, there will be separate breakout sessions for those attending from primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and local authorities.
  • Be the first to hear about the Educational Equality Index 2013.  We will be launching the Index 2013, our unique benchmarking tool for local authorities. This session will provide you with an opportunity to hear how to do well in the Index and learn from the experiences of some of the local authorities that finished this year's top ten.

The details of this seminar, which is being supported by Birmingham City Council, are as follows:

Date: Thursday 6th December

Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm

Location: Highbury Hall, Birmingham B13 8QG

Cost: This seminar is free to all members of Stonewall’s educational programmes, and lunch will be provided

To register, please click here

Please note this seminar is only open to members of the Education Champions, School Champions and College Champions programmes.

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone on 020 7593 1871, or by email at

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