Schools OUT UK are proud of working with The Proud Trust to spread Schools OUT UK concepts of usualing, actualising and realising.
The Rainbow Flag Award partner organisations are thrilled to have the blessing of Sue Sanders and Schools OUT UK, to offer a complementary website to The Classroom, by developing and building on their great work, and offering you LGBT+ inclusive and LGBT+ specific lessons here.
Schools OUT UK are delighted to announce that as part of a grant we have secured from Comic relief, Schools OUT UK will be producing updated virtual resource for the classroom in 2021.
Both the partnership with The Proud Trust and Comic relief will enable teachers to easily access resource to ensure an inclusive education for all.
We are now gearing up for LGBT+ History Month 2022!
The theme for next February is ‘Politics In Art – The Arc Is Long’. Like every year since 2011, it is linked to a National Curriculum subject. We are visiting Art for the first time.
Follow LGBT+ History Month on Facebook to find podcasts, webinars and videos exploring our LGBT+ness.
Given our current pandemic situation we can’t take anything for granted, so we are exploring how to be flexible and thinking of new ways of communicating. Keep visiting the website and our social media.
The Proud Trust work book that supports the 2021 theme is here
In the meantime, we hope you keep safe.
In solidarity, The Schools OUT UK team
NO OUTSIDERS IN OUR SCHOOLS / RECLAIMING RADICAL IDEAS IN SCHOOLS – REVIEW
NO OUTSIDERS IN OUR SCHOOLS
Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools
RECLAIMING RADICAL IDEAS IN SCHOOLS
Preparing Young Children for Life in Modern Britain
By Andrew Moffat
Given the controversy over Andrew’s work in Parkview School I thought it was wise for Schools OUT UK to review his books and explore his work. Andrew and I have known each other for many years as I was a consultant on the original No Outsiders project started by Dr. Elizabeth Atkins in 2006.
Andrew has drawn heavily on their original project that was aimed solely at challenging homophobia and widened it to, as we say in Schools OUT UK, educate out prejudice, and has designed the project to enable his students and parents to consider all the protected characteristics:
· gender reassignment
· being married or in a civil partnership · being pregnant or on maternity leave · disability
· race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
· religion or belief
· sex and
· sexual orientation.
Curriculum Subject Area Identities for Teaching Resources
These posters were produced by Kit Heyam of York LGBT History Month in response to requests from schools in York for resources to help make LGBT history visible in the curriculum.
To view and download the posters, click here (opens in new window)
The Classroom is an accessible space for teachers to locate a range of resources to make Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans people visible in education. We believe that to eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, the lives and contributions of LGBT people need to be visible throughout education. This can be done by delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.
We passionately believe in celebrating diversity. We therefore present a simple but effective method to enable you to be an inclusive practitioner and promoter of equality and diversity.
The Classroom aims to:
- Provide new and user-friendly ways of challenging homo/bi/transphobia across curriculum.
- Link to a wide range of resources, lessons, toolkits and guidance that offer alternate solutions.
- Provide subject specific resources, to enable the teaching and learning.
- Detail a user-friendly method that underpins our work.
Our teaching methods of ‘usualising’ and ‘actualising’ enable any subject teacher the opportunity to do this. We do not advocate the inclusion of LGBT content where it appears forced, at odds with the lesson narrative, or incompatible with the learning objectives. Our methods have been designed with this in mind.
This is truly a unique and exciting project which aims to provide a professionally accredited approach to equalities work in education. You are being invited to contribute to this ground breaking work.
Officially endorsed by: The National Union of Teachers; The Association of Teachers and Lecturers; The National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers; The National Association of Head Teachers; and The Trades Union Congress
With Support from:
The Training and Development Agency
- KS4 English – Shakespeare, Sonnets and Sexuality
- NO OUTSIDERS IN OUR SCHOOLS Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools & RECLAIMING RADICAL IDEAS IN SCHOOLS Preparing Young Children for Life in Modern Britain By Andrew Moffat
- PSHE – Alphabet Soup
- KS3 – PSHE – Shark Bait
- KS4 – PSHE Omar: Young, Gifted and Gay 2 Part 1
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