LGBTQ Information and Advice
Oulton Academy is committed to supporting all lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) children and young people.
We imagine a world where LGBTQ+ children and young people are free to be themselves and can live their lives to the full. As a committed inclusive academy, our entire academy community has a huge part to play in this making the academy a place where all students can thrive.
Oulton academy is pursuing Stonewall School & College Champion membership which we believe will help us to further support our students.
Below are some common statistics which reflect the challenges encountered by LGBTQ students:
- 45% of lesbian, gay, bi, and trans young people have experienced homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying
- More than eight in ten primary teachers have never had any specific training in how to tackle homophobic bullying
- One in three trans pupils are not able to be known by their preferred name at school
- 64% of trans pupils are bullied at school for being trans
Below are some sources of information and advice from Stonewall (Stonewall, stands for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. We imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be ourselves and can live our lives to the full.)
An introduction to supporting LGBTQ+ children and young people
Getting you started in supporting LGBTQ+ children and young people to thrive in education.
Every school, college or setting wants to make sure all of their learners can thrive. Growing up can be hard for LGBTQ+ children and young people – but attending a school, college or setting where staff are supportive is life-changing. We understand that it’s tough to know where to begin. This guide is the best place to start.
LGBTQ+ inclusive RSHE: Putting it into practice guide
All children and young people deserve an education that supports them to thrive. Quality relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) is an important part not only of keeping children and young people safe, but of helping them to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.LGBT-inclusive RSHE: Putting it into Practice (stonewall.org.uk)
Ten steps to tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language in your school
This guide outlines ten practical steps that will equip primary and secondary school staff to put in place an effective strategy to prevent and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language.
Getting Started toolkit (Secondary Schools)
Preventing and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying might feel like a huge piece of work – but we’ve broken it down into 5 easy steps. Use this toolkit to maximise your impact. From tracking incidents to engaging parents and carers, this guide has everything you need to get you started.Getting Started Toolkit (Secondary Schools) (stonewall.org.uk)