Almost two thirds of secondary school teachers who have intervened in instances of homophobic language do so because they feel it is important to challenge all use of homophobic language.
- I feel very strongly that it should be challenged and that sometimes students genuinely don’t realise it is offensive until you have spoken to them and made them think about it.
Grace, teacher, secondary school (East Midlands)
- If a teacher doesn’t intervene when pupils use antigay language, it could go further the next time (more specific anti-gay bullying, for example).
Jessica, teacher, independent secondary school (Scotland)
Read more in The Teachers' Report.