We have, in collaboration with Stonewall, revised our guidance for school leaders on supporting LGBT+ staff.
First released in 2017, the guidance is intended to help schools become places where all staff can thrive and feel confident to be authentic about who they are. It covers key issues such as harassment, discrimination, bullying and lack of visibility, and it underlines the role and responsibilities of school leaders. The updated guidance also reflects the changes to RSE teaching, new additional resources and further suggestions for school leaders on how to create an inclusive environment.
A separate annex to these guidance documents, 'LGBT staff and the law', is also available. It highlights those aspects of the legislation that school leaders must be aware of to comply with statutory provisions and, in equal measure, promote good employment practice.
First published 16 September 2021