Stonewall’s Education Champions programme provides Academy Trusts with tailored support and resources to help them develop a Trust-wide approach to tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying and language, and create inclusive learning environments in their schools.
By joining the programme, Academy Trusts will work with Stonewall to:
- Prevent and tackle HBT bullying and language
- Help their schools meet their legal duties regarding equality and inclusion and Ofsted requirements regarding behaviour and safety
- Create an inclusive learning environment where all pupils feel able to be themselves
- Demonstrate their commitment to equality and inclusion
HBT bullying is almost endemic in Britain’s schools and affects all pupils. Almost nine in ten secondary and half of primary school teachers say pupils, regardless of sexual orientation, have experienced homophobic bullying, name calling or harassment.
Improve school performance. Taking a stance against HBT bullying can improve pupils’ attainment and raise aspirations.
Help your schools stand out in Ofsted reports. Inspectors are directed to ask pupils, teachers and governors about how homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language is dealt with in their school.
Meet your legal duties. The Equality Act 2010 places a legal duty on all schools to take steps to eradicate discrimination, advance equality and foster good relations. They have to take a proactive role in tackling HBT bullying and protect those who might be experiencing it.
Annual membership costs £1,500 for Academy Trusts with 8 or more schools and £1000 for Academy Trusts with fewer than 8 schools.
If you would like more information on Stonewall's Education Champions programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7593 2821.