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‘Heads must have the courage... to support LGBT teachers'

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Whilst I'm not sure that the sexuality of staff should be a public matter, I found the following paragraphs to be sensible. Especially the final one.

    "School leaders therefore have a big role to play in creating a culture in the school that makes it safe for all staff to be open about their sexuality. In part, this is about ensuring that the school has clear policies on tackling any form of discrimination or harassment, whether direct or indirect, of children or staff, and that those policies are cascaded to all staff, implemented and monitored.

    But it’s also about modelling appropriate behaviour themselves: not assuming that all your staff (or pupils) are heterosexual (which is unlikely), letting your LGBT staff decide whether and how to be open and, if they are, supporting them in whatever way they need, which includes backing them if parents decide to complain."

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