Equalities

'We Must Fight Homophobia In Schools'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Homophobic bullying is still common in some schools, a charity has warned, to the extent some teachers are too fearful to reveal their sexuality. S...

It Ain't Necessarily So (Or How Challenging Assumptions Might Just Make Things Better for Our Children)

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

It would be naive of me to think that such opposition doesn't exist in some quarters and I have encountered it directly from a headteacher of a Catholic school who openly stated that she would not employ LGBT staff.

Headteachers and Homophobic Bullying - It's Time To Face Up To The Fear

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

The fear that a child who is singled out for homophobic bullying feels has the potential to damage them for life. However fearful school leaders may be, the needs of the pupils in our care must take precedence over our own doubts, fears and beliefs.

Homophobic Bullying is Finally on the Education Agenda - but are Small Steps Enough?

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

To NCSL and OFSTED I say thank you for putting homophobic bullying on the agenda, now let us all be courageous, make a difference and change the lives of countless children (and also of many teachers and parents) for the better. Let our schools lead the world on this vital issue. Schools that fully include and represent all pupils see standards rise - what better driver could we need?

NHS Job Advert Dismisses 'Equalities Rubbish'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK Politics

A job advert posted on the NHS website included a reference to the "usual rubbish about equal opportunities employer", after the author apparently for...