Education for All Conference 2014 

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Britain's leading conference on preventing and tackling homophobic bullying brought together hundreds of education professionals and over 150 young people to discuss tackling homophobic bullying and celebrating difference through a series of panel discussions and interactive workshops.

Featured:
Camila Batmanghelidjh, Founder and Director, Kids Company
Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive, National College of Teaching and Leadership
Dr Christian Jessen, TV Presenter
Will Young, singer and campaigner

                        staff prog      youth prog

2014 Staff feedback

'This is one of the most engaging, inspiring and welcoming conferences I have ever been to. I want to go away and find out more and make a difference.'

'Speakers amazing- awe inspiring, amusing, fascinating and sobering in equal measure.'

'A truly fantastic, useful and inspiring day- probably the best conference I've been to in many years of teaching.'

'Thank you for everything and great to have resources for us to take away. Good choice of topics for the workshops- hard to decide which to go to!'

'Really pleased I brought students this year and excited that they feel inspired to change activities in a positive way in school.'

'It’s the first time I've attended this conference and I have found it truly inspirational and emotional. I will definitely be back next year. Thank you very much.'

2014 Youth feedback

Over 150 young people attended the conference as part of the youth stream. This is what they said when asked what they had taken away from the day:

'Difference is unique'

'Information and resources to be able to improve support and services in school.'

'Don't be a bystander. Never think that homophobic bullying is too insignificant to do something about.'

'A much deeper understanding of issues facing LGBT people and...an understanding [of] some of my own feelings'

'Overall a very informative, inspiring conference, increasing and improving the understanding of young people and ways to support them.'

Highlights of the 2014 conference included:

  • Inspirational keynote speakers including politicians and key agencies
  • Launch of The Teachers' Report 2014, ground-breaking research into teachers' experiences of tackling homophobic bullying 
  • Practical workshops on topics including sport, online safety and mental health
  • First access to Stonewall's latest education guides and teaching materials, including our new interactive website for primary schools
  • The latest innovations and best practice on supporting gay students, tackling homophobic language and building an inclusive curriculum
  • Insights from leading schools, colleges, universities and local authorities on tackling homophobia and celebrating difference

Please don't hesitate to contact us via education@stonewall.org.uk or 0207 593 1871 if you have any questions about the conference or any of our other education events.


 

 

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Friday 4 July 2014

QEII Conference Centre
London, SW1P 3EE

Kindly supported by:

Prudential