Newly qualified teachers should begin their teaching careers with the confidence to challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, and support all young people in their care, including LGBT young people, from day one – wherever they teach.
Good initial teacher training (ITT) equips teachers with the information, resources and tools they need to help children and young people enjoy learning and fulfil their potential. Finding the time to teach trainees about the range of issues they might experience during their teaching career can be difficult. But if teachers are equipped to support and include all their students right from the beginning of their teaching career, it will have huge implications for our future education system and the welfare of future generations.
Stonewall works with many ITT providers to train their trainee teachers to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language.
We’ve also published a guide to help ITT providers develop inclusive programmes of study so that all trainee teachers can access information on how to prevent and tackle homophobic bullying. Download a copy of the guide or to order your copy email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in Stonewall delivering training to your trainee teachers please email email@example.com.