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Celebrating Difference - A Whole School Approach to Intersectional LGBT+ Inclusion

In this session Shaun will draw on his acclaimed book, advocacy, training and research as an award-winning educator, author and LGBT+ advocate to inspire colleagues to lead strategic, practical whole school change in respect of intersectional and compassionate LGBT+ inclusion.  


Understand the moral and statutory rationale for LGBT+ inclusion from the beginning of education through to school leavers.

Learn how to build confidence work compassionately with evert changing LGBT+ terminology

Learn how to embed LGBT+ inclusion all aspects of school life, including curriculum

Understand the importance of tackling and preventing HBY bullying and prejudice

Explore strategies for avoiding working with LGBT+ in silos to develop a more intersectional approach

Facilitator Profile:

Shaun Dellenty NPQH, FCCT, FRSA (he/him) is a multi-award- winning educator and advocate for LGBT+ inclusive education, widely reported as the one of the first UK gay primary school leaders to publicly ‘come out’ in the international press back in 2009. In education since 1996 as teacher, school leader, school improvement advisor and initial teacher trainer, Shaun now works as a school-based equalities lead whilst continuing his global advocacy. Over 90,000 UK education professionals have experienced Shaun’s student talks and staff training events. Shaun’s global training reach extends to twenty-five countries. Shaun supports numerous national and international organisations including Church of England, NSPCC, NAHT, Show Racism The Red Card, National College and Amnesty and advised at government/ policy level. Shaun wrote the acclaimed Bloomsbury book ‘Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion.’ Shaun advises the Global Equality Collective. In 2016 designated a ‘Point of Light’ for services to LGBT+ and education communities by the Prime Minister and was named one of the 100 most influential LGBT+ people in the UK. In 2020 named top twenty global diversity leads by The Guardian. Features variously in media: BBC, Channel Four, Sky News, ITV Daybreak and recently Radio 4’s ‘Soul Music.’ Wrote a section for the recent book from Diverse Educators ‘Manifesto.