Welcome to IDAHO

Today is International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO) and the theme is “Combatting homophobia and transphobia in education and through education”. With that in mind Schools OUT is doing loads of stuff to celebrate. Today co – chair Sue Sanders is running a pilot enrichment course with PGCE students at Manchester Metropolitan University to enable students to […]

Lancashire Schools Survey Shows Some Change in Schools

A teachers’ survey in Lancashire following up one carried out in 2008 shows homophobia in schools is still rife. The survey, carried out by Lancashire NUT and shown on the Schools OUT website, shows that over the past four years: There has been a decrease in general homophobia there has been an increase in homophobia […]

LGBT History Month Magazine

The LGBT History Month magazine is available free in electronic copy now. Featuring an interview with Sue Sanders, a report by Tony Fenwick on why we need to focus on sport, an article by Gendered Intelligence on trans youth, a guide to Pride House, Suran Dickson and Diversity Role Models and a host of other […]

Schools: What Did You Do for LGBT History Month 2012?

Schools OUT is putting together a summary of good practice from schools that celebrated LGBT History Month. If something happened in your school, however small, please can you let them have a few sentences describing what happened and why it was successful, what the highlights were etc. If you have a good photo that would […]

Pink News Report on Schools OUT Conference

The Schools OUT 2012 Conference – which featured how to raise trans issues, disability issues, an OFSTED speaker, the leader of the National Union of Teachers, workshops on our latest method The Classroom, the European Rainbow film project and youth workshops, has been reviewed extensively by Adrian Tippets in Pink News. Read it here (part […]

Guardian Publishes Schools OUT Teaching Pack

The Guardian’s Teacher Network now publishes and contains links to Schools OUT materials. Among its Teacher Resources, you will find  the Schools OUT Teaching Pack Creating Safer Spaces published in full, plus links to the new Schools OUT Classroom and all the resources therein. To go to the page and read the Teaching Pack, go here. To […]