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Childnet Film Competition 2018

Childnet has launched its ninth annual Film Competition. The competition challenges young people aged 7-18 years to create short films to inspire their peers to ‘Connect with Respect’. The competition aims to encourage young people to have respectful interactions online and gives young people the opportunity to harness their creativity and share their understanding of online safety issues. All films must showcase positive and inspiring use of the internet and clearly reflect this year’s theme which is how young people can ‘connect with respect’ and work together to make the better place for children and young people. 7-11 year olds are invited to create a 60 second film, while 11-18 year olds are invited to create a 2 minute film. Delivered as part of its…

New Stonewall LGBT- Inclusive Curriculum Guide

For this year’s LGBT History Month, Stonewall are really pleased to be launching ‘Creating an LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum’ School Report (2017) shows that 43 per cent of LGBT pupils say they don’t feel part of their school community – and two in five report that they are never taught anything about LGBT matters in school and college. This guide gives practical examples about how teachers across different subjects can tweak their lessons so LGBT students can see themselves represented in what they’re learning

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…

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