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New Early Years Resource from Stonewall

Stonewall are delighted to announce the publication of a new guide for early years providers, Getting Started: Celebrating Difference and Challenging Gender Stereotypes in the Early Years Foundation Stage. While significant progress has been made in recent years, anti-LGBT bullying remains widespread in Britain’s primary and secondary schools. To truly address this problem, we need to tackle it at its root and support young people to develop inclusive attitudes from an early age. A vital way to do this is to celebrate difference, including LGBT people, and proactively challenge gender stereotypes in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it is a legal requirement and something that Ofsted assesses in its inspections. Drawing on the fantastic work being done…

Free ! Learn Equality, Live Equal Training for Primary & Secondary Schools

Free ! Learn Equality, Live Equal Training for Primary & Secondary Schools We're delighted to be offering Gender Matters & LGBT Inclusive RSE training for primary & secondary schools during the Spring Term 2018. Click below to see detailed flyers and to book your place! Gender Matters Primary Gender Matters Secondary LGBT Inclusive RSE Primary LGBT Inclusive RSE Secondary

Stonewall launch the 2017/18 edition of ‘Starting Out’

Stonewall are delighted to launch the 2017/18 edition of Starting Out, the national careers guide for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) students, graduates and jobseekers.  The guide features tips for finding an inclusive employer, insights into different sectors and stories of inspirational LGBT role models in the workplace. It also contains listings of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions – employers who have committed to making their workplaces more LGBT inclusive. In-depth profiles of all Diversity Champions are available on the Starting Out website.

New Online Anti-bullying Survey for Birmingham Schools

BRAG are excited to announce the publication of a new online anti-bullying survey for Birmingham Schools.  Two versions of the survey are available , Primary & Secondary, with supporting lesson plans & presentations available on our website.  Students will  complete the surveys anonymously and each school taking part in the survey will receive a summary of their results. The survey continues to run throughout the year with results being pooled at the end of the academic year. Individual schools are not identified in the sharing of final results which will be given as citywide figures. Our intention is that by collecting information about what is happening in our schools we can better plan our resources to prevent and respond to bullying effectively. Here are all the links you need to…

Bully 4 U from Loudmouth (Theatre in Education)

With Anti-Bullying Week approaching, November is a great time to try Loudmouth’s theatre in education programme Bully 4 U – a safe and carefully structured theatre in education programme that uses drama as a safe way to help children and young people aged 8 upwards to widen their definition of and protect themselves from bullying. The focus is on gaining a broad understanding of many different forms of bullying, identifying when bullying is happening and exploring strategies to combat and prevent them. The programme develops pupils’ empathy and knowledge of where to go to for help, and also includes work on cyber bullying and how to stay safe online. The secondary school version also covers sexist/sexual and homophobic bullying and supports PSHE work on respect in relationships, including…

World Premiere of Cookies by Emily Jenkins

World Premiere of Cookies by Emily Jenkins Theatre Royal Haymarket 29th October 2017 Inspired by true, heartfelt online stories of students, Cookies follows seven teenagers dealing with the effects of sexting, radicalisation, cyberbullying and our wider digital world… Written by Award-winning playwright Emily Jenkins and directed by Olivier Award nominee Anna Ledwich, Cookies takes us on a digital journey which promises to redefine how we perceive our online world. To book tickets click here. All proceeds from the production go to the charities involved.

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