LGBT+ equality
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Pride in our curriculum

How might we unite our struggles to build a curriculum to be proud of? Thursday 6 August 6.00pm

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NEU Pride 2020 festival

This summer, NEU Pride has moved online. Every event has been organised by LGBT+ Educators. All events are open to allies.

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LGBT+ networks and activism

The NEU has active LGBT+ educators’ networks across the country ensuring the voices of LGBT+ educators are heard and creating pathways to activism and leadership.

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Relationships and sex education

Changes to Relationships, Sex and Health Education are vital to support the social and emotional development of children and young people.

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LGBT+ equality

LGBT+ education professionals, pupils and families are vital members of all nursery, school and college communities and of our union.

Advice

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LGBT+ inclusion: LGBT+ members

It is often the most unpleasant voices that we hear the loudest and whether you are out at work or not, it can be extremely isolating being a lone LGBT+ staff member.

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LGBT+ inclusion: members

LGBT+ inclusion involves reviewing the curriculum and lesson plans across all subjects to eliminate heteronormative bias, and ensure sexual orientations and gender identities are represented.

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Sexual orientation harassment

Who is protected from harassment on grounds of sexual orientation, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.

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Supporting trans and gender questioning students

In the last few years there has been much work done, raising awareness and increasing the visibility of transgender issues. This advice aims to helps school and college staff support gender variant or questioning students in the educational environment.

Blog

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LGBT+ inclusion update

The NEU is committed to supporting LGBT+ inclusion in education. Here is a summary of LGBT events in 2019 and issues the NEU has been involved in.

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Lesbian visibility day is important for all educators

On 26 April Lesbian visibility day, an international awareness day celebrating the contribution of lesbians to society, educators of all sexualities across disciplines and in all educational settings, have an opportunity to celebrate this day to advance equality in their community. 

Press release

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LGBT+ Rights

Commenting on the passing of an urgency motion on LGBT+ rights at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “It is crucial that every young person can feel happy and safe at school but too many LGBT+ young people still don't feel they can be themselves at school.

Publication

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Every Child, Every Family

Building LGBT+ inclusion through reading. Part of the Union’s Breaking the Mould series of resources, for nursery and primary phase teachers to think about books to use in the classroom.

Event

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