The PSHE Association worked with the Government Equalities Office (then part of the Department for Education) in 2018/19 to support its anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying project. The project aimed to reduce the incidence of HBT bullying in primary and secondary schools in England by transforming the culture of how schools prevent and respond to HBT bullying. The six organisations and consortia below were funded by the GEO to carry out this work and the Association assessed education materials they produced as part of the project against a ‘shared standards framework'.
Follow the links below to find out more about each organisation’s project and download materials
Stonewall has been working with schools in tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language for over ten years, with a network of over a thousand Stonewall School Champions. As the leading LGBT equality charity, Stonewall works with organisations as well as schools to change hearts and minds and transform institutions. Our aim is acceptance, without exception.
Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service works to raise awareness around sexual identities and gender identities, and prevent discrimination and prejudice. We support children and young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning (LGBTQ) and work to tackle Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) discrimination and bullying, striving for a more equal society in which everyone feels able to be proud of and celebrate who they are.
The Consortium Anti-Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) Bullying Alliance (‘The Alliance’) are a nationwide partnership of LGBT organisations that has been delivering an innovative national project. The project works with schools across England, in conjunction with young LGBT people, to help school staff understand and tackle HBT bullying and provide more supportive school environments so every young LGBT person can feel safe whilst undertaking their education.
With support from the Department for Education and Government Equalities Office, National Children’s Bureau are working to reduce incidents of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying in primary and secondary schools through a new programme: Learn Equality, Live Equal. The programme supports schools to take a whole school approach to preventing HBT bullying, and to tackle it effectively when it does occur.
The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for all schools and colleges, focusing on LGBT+ inclusion and visibility. The award encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to combat LGBTphobic bullying. Through self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools and colleges are offered a variety of interventions, helping them meet set standards in six key areas
METRO Charity is a leading equality and diversity charity providing health, community and youth services in London and the South East, as well as national and international projects. The Charity has been funded to deliver a free, comprehensive Anti-HBT bullying programme for primary and secondary schools who have not yet participated in any anti-HBT bullying work — taking an innovative and tailored approach to preventing and responding to HBT bullying and fostering an inclusive environment for all students.