Barnes said ‘In the current climate in schools, it is thrilling to know that equalities are being recognised by teaching professionals for their importance in educating our children’
Recent reports from OFSTED and Stonewall highlight continued homophobic abuse in schools, an issue that SchoolsOUT believe can be tackled with effective strategies that schools can easily use.
SchoolsOUT Media Officer and mathematics teacher Sue Caldwell said ‘recent reports have shown the disastrous consequences that can ensue when schools ignore these issues, and we hope that schools will take up training opportunities and use appropriate resources. You rightly wouldn’t expect any school nowadays to only use resources that show white people and ignore minority groups; equally it should not be acceptable for schools to ignore LGBT people and their families’.
Elly Barnes pictured second from right