Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying is widespread in Britain’s primary schools, affecting many children and young people each year. Research highlights the detrimental impact this has on attendance, attainment and mental health and wellbeing.
The Inclusion Support Service Kent (ISSK) offer training, advice, support and guidance to help schools to overcome and eliminate HBT bullying and promote the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning and intersex pupils, staff and family members.
Our practical centralised and bespoke in house training sessions are aimed at members of senior leadership teams, inclusion coordinators, pastoral support officers, anti-bullying and personal social health education leads.
During the session delegates will:
- Develop the knowledge, tools and confidence to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language (including phrases like ‘that’s so gay’)
- Gain an overview of national data relating to homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and its impact on pupil well-being, achievement, attendance and school performance
- Understand how to meet schools’ legal and Ofsted requirements regarding these protected characteristics
- Promote inclusion in line with British values through the exploration of curriculum resources that will help staff to celebrate difference in an age appropriate way
- Be inspired by best practice from other schools.