Commenting on the passing of Motion 34 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
"Nearly 20 years after the abolition of Section 28, too many students still go through an education experience which isn’t LGBT+ inclusive.
Inclusive teaching is essential for students who are LGB, trans or non-binary, and has also been shown to bring many benefits for all students. Empowering all young people to develop positive attitudes from their time at school is essential- especially at a time when young people are targeted online with intolerant and divisive ideas from figures like Andrew Tate.
“The NEU is committed to sharing and disseminating teaching resources and strategies to help members support success and positive school experiences for all LGBT+ students, including trans and non-binary students. Teachers need time and support to develop curriculum resources which are inclusive and representative, and such time for building a creative curriculum is in very short supply.
"The government is seriously failing to support trans people which means the creation of LGBT+ spaces and networks in schools and colleges is now more necessary."