Train the Trainer


Equipping staff to tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in Cambridgeshire secondary schools.

Wednesday 9th December 2015

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying is endemic in secondary schools. 55 per cent of lesbian, gay and bisexual students say they’ve experienced homophobic bullying, and almost nine in ten secondary school teachers say pupils regardless of sexual orientation experience it in their school, with nine in ten also hearing homophobic language (phrases like ‘that’s so gay’) in school. Almost all teachers say they want to tackle this problem, but lack the training or support to do so.

Stonewall Train the Trainer courses give staff the knowledge, tools and confidence to train colleagues on tackling HBT bullying and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people. Attending a course means your school will receive year-long membership of Stonewall’s School Champions programme, including an extensive pack of resources, free access to Stonewall’s School Role Models programme and ongoing support and guidance. This course will be delivered by CREDS and SexYOUality – Stonewall Training Partners with particular expertise in tackling HBT bullying in Cambridgeshire.

Course objectives:

• Learn practical strategies to train staff in your school on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying and language and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people
• Gain an overview of the current state of HBT bullying and its impact on pupil achievement and school performance
• Help you meet legal and Ofsted requirements under the new inspection framework and on promoting British values
• Create an action plan for your school
• Be inspired by best practice from other schools

For more information about Training the Trainer, please Contact us or call us on 01223 369508.