Tristram Hunt: Labour Will Make Teacher Training on Homophobia Compulsory

ll new and existing teachers will be trained in tackling homophobic bullying under Labour plans to eradicate anti-gay prejudice from schools. Unveiling measures to support the estimated 215,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in British schools, the shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, said schools had a duty to show “a zero-tolerance approach” to homophobia in […]

Polari Interviews Tony Fenwick

In the run up to Pride 2013, Polari editor Christopher Bryant managed to catch up with Tony Fenwick, co-chair of LGBT History Month and Schools OUT. He interviewed Tony about what he though the Month has achieved and where the future lies. Asserting the need for teacher training in diversity, Tony said: “We should be using […]

Birmingham Homophobia Figures Revealed

  A survey on homophobia in Birmingham schools reveals shocking levels of homophobia and a demand by teachers for whole school training to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Prevalence of Homophobia Survey, carried out by Birmingham National Union of Teachers and published on the Schools OUT website, reveals that 93% of Birmingham’s teachers have witnessed a homophobic incident, 26% have […]

Educate and celebrate – with Elly Barnes

There are still places available on Elly Barnes’ dynamic and resourceful ‘Educate and Celebrate’ one-day course for teachers. held at the ground-breaking Stoke Newington School’s Diversity and Training Centre, the course helps teachers to combat homophobia and transphobia while meeting the demands of the equality act public Sector Duty and OFSTED. Elly has eradicated homophobia in her […]