All Same All Unique

Simon Stevens | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I know I have more care and support than many people with my level of impairment, although I work and I am driven to make a bigger contribution to society because that is who I am, rather than anything I have chosen.

Forget Macro, Forget Micro, Think Nudge

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Have you ever wondered how to change what people do? How to help them make "better" choices? How to kick bad-habits? How to avoid the pitfalls of stereotypes?

I Do Not Want a Fair Society

Simon Stevens | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

When you bang that drum for a 'fair society', maybe for a second ask yourself if that is really what you want? Or do we deserve something much better where we can all win and not just pretend to win? An inclusive society?

Inclusive Sports

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Rosenkrantz

Sports can be a great equalizer in life, but civil society, corporates, the media and the government must all collaborate, in the case of people living with a disability, to make this possible

First There Was IQ, Then There Was EQ, Now There Is GQ

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Even if you don't buy the science, wouldn't it be great to be Gender Intelligent? Wouldn't greater intelligence on gender differences/non-differences benefit us all, men and women, in the workplace and in our private lives? Hands up who would like to work for a Gender Intelligent organisation?

Disability Is Just a Label

Simon Stevens | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The term 'disability' is something I have grown up with all my life but I was 17 before I understood what it meant at that time, in terms of being a part of an oppressed minority. But the term has changed over the last 20 years and I fear it has now become meaningless, a political term that is over-used and under-valued.

We Need to Close the Gap That Is Swallowing Up 700,000 Kids

Holly Seddon | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Holly Seddon

Some 700,000 children in Britain are being held back in school through no fault of their own and irrespective of their ability. This isn't just wrong, it's scandalous. And we can all do something about it.

The School Christmas Play and Autistic Children

Jo Worgan | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

This year Christmas at school is a happy occasion. Tom is taking part in the Christmas festivities at school, he attends Hillside Specialist School for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Longridge Preston and he is a different little boy to a year ago all because of this wonderful school.

Polyamory, This Season's Gay

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

In the battle for the right to choose how to demonstrate your sexuality, polyamorists are the new 'convenient issue', the latest depraved people to pick on. We are the slippery slope. Because the mind loves polarities of definition.

'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...

Scouting for All

Wayne Bulpitt | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK
Wayne Bulpitt

As part of a major review of what Scouting does and how it operates - the fourth in the history of our Movement - we asked our membership whether we should offer an additional alternative Promise to this group. The overwhelming response was that we should.

Some School Leaders and School Governors Must Stop Preventing Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers from Saving Young Lives

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Whilst these engagements provide wonderful opportunities to share these vital messages, there is one 'genre' of speaking engagement which cuts to the very core of why I undertake this work; trainee teacher and newly qualified teacher events...

Birmingham Met Wrong to Ban the Veil

Shane Chowen | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shane Chowen

I am shocked by the recent decision by Birmingham Metropolitan College to put in place a policy that would ban students, staff and visitors who wear the veil. The college has said this is to ensure a "safe and welcoming" environment - but for who? Although maybe I shouldn't be so shocked. This is not the first time Birmingham Met has found itself in hot water obsessing over what it's staff and students wear.

How Was School? - Oral History That Should Shape Policy

Mik Scarlet | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

Come on folks, let's integrate all of our children into one school system. All our kids should go to the same school, grow up knowing that there are all types of people in this world and that they are just as worthy and worthwhile as everyone else in our society.

Gay IS a Nice Thing to Say!

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Education is the very best weapon we have in the fight against prejudicial, discriminatory and hateful attitudes towards LGBT people, educators must put the safety and well-being of children first, even if that means facing some unpalatable truths about their own practice.

Gay Teachers, Head-Teachers and Heroes (or How Stories Can Change Our Lives)

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

I believe there needs to be a greater effort to attract LGBT people into teaching. We need to let LGBT people know they will be welcomed and supported in our wonderful profession and that they can be great role models for pupils.

Anti-Bullying Week: Reflection, Celebration and Child Protection‏

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Waking up at 3am on a Sunday morning to find a message from an ex-pupil congratulating me on entering the Independent on Sunday Pink List was an unexpected experience, as was reading that I was 'much nominated' and that pupils had voted for me.

It Isn't Just LGBT Teachers That Care About Homophobic Bullying

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

My experiences lead me to believe that there are many parents and school staff who really want to see these issues addressed for once and for all. Some of them are indeed LGBT, but many of them are not.

If Children Can See Why the Misuse of the Word Gay Is Damaging Why Can't Society?

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

This week, a journalist in a popular newspaper used the word 'gay' in a manner that reinforced negative connotations; yet again I was reminded me that there is still a long way to go in ending the use of the word gay as a pejorative term.

'Leftie Multicultural Cr*p' it Was Not - But Did the Opening Ceremony Give Us the Legacy of Diversity That We Need?

Malory Nye | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Malory Nye

The 2012 London Olympic games were born in the melting pot of multiculturalism. As we were reminded on Friday, the tragedy of 7/7 happened on the day after the announcement of the success of the London bid. The London games arrived in 2005 with the London bombings. Thankfully, we have come a long way since then.

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.