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1 Taking the initiative Sarah Rose Education Champions Coordinator

2 The approach in Camden Gill Morris School Improvement Manager Health and Well Being Camden SIS Gerry Robinson Director of Learning for Humanities and PSHEE South Camden Community School Lou Hart Director Camden LGBT Forum

3 1.Range of guidance to schools 2.Involving a range of partners 3.Regular monitoring 4.Responding to school needs 5.Sharing strategies and ideas Key features

4 Example policies LGBT Checklist Information and Support pack Range of guidance to schools

5 Preventing homophobic bullying group Camden LGBT Forum Youth Group Schools Victim Support Involving a range of partners

6 Camden LGBT Forum and Treading on Egg Shells Lou Hart Director Camden LGBT Forum Involving a range of partners

7 Action plan Surveys Policy review Regular monitoring

8 Training Primary support programme Suggested lessons for primary and secondary Responding to schools needs

9 Curriculum materials School Council debates Annual seminars Sharing strategies and ideas

10 CHALLENGING HOMOPHOBIA AND CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AT SCCS

11 South Camden Community School Located in Somerstown, Kings Cross – high levels of socio- economic deprivation. Majority of students entitled to Free School Meals 800+ students, comprehensive secondary school 94% of students speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). Over 50 different languages are spoken by students 1 in 4 students are refugees 95% of students are Muslim

12 Why? In 2008 the use of the word gay as a derogatory term was increasing Students interviewed in PSHEE & Citizenship expressed homophobic views A number of LGBT staff had joined the school and felt it was important to lead a piece of work on challenging homophobia and celebrating diversity

13 The Beginnings Whole school assembly on challenging homophobia Group of students worked with a facilitator to look at the issue and develop an action plan

14 The Respect Agenda Interested staff asked to join working party Suggestions made for celebrating diversity and challenging homophobia Improved use of inclusive resources/curriculum Student led INSET for staff (scripts devised and provided) School Values Whole school and tutor time assemblies

15 Respect Week A whole school focus week dedicated to challenging prejudice and discrimination

16 LGBT History Month Focus in daily tutor time activities Displays and posters around school Curriculum focus on LGBT History Whole school assemblies Peer mediator training Book stand in library

17 This Year Joined the Stonewall School Champions Project Article in Headteachers newsletter Received support from Stonewall in devising an action plan and evaluating policies Peer mediator and School Council training with Mark Jennett from Camden LGBT Forum

18 Camden School Council Debates This house believes that all schools should join the Stonewall School Champions Programme

19 Measuring Success Less use of the word gay as a derogatory slang term Massive reduction in use of homophobic language and homophobic bullying of staff and students Students and staff beginning to come out The work commended in Ofsted inspection

20 Where next for SCCS? Raise the profile of the work Roll out programme of student training Continue and improve Respect Week and LGBT History Month Ensure the work is part of the School Improvement Plan Improve monitoring of homophobic incidents Extend work to include parents and primary schools

21 Primary support programme Identify young peoples experience of homophobic bullying Specific guidance on dealing with homophobic language Bullying prevention network Increase involvement of young people in their schools Next steps

22 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Using Media to Target Bullying

23 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Whats it like in Lincolnshire?

24 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Whats it like in Lincolnshire? Very rural county, mainly agricultural land Produces 20% of all food eaten in the UK 50 miles of coastline 2 nd Largest County at 6959 sq km 3 hr drive from North to South

25 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Whats it like in Lincolnshire? Dispersed population Lincolnshire has 147 people / sq km Hertfordshire has 674 people / sq km Greater London 4979 people / sq km

26 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Background AB Officer post AB Steering and Working Groups Comprehensive Spending Review NI69 – Children who have experienced bullying Tell us survey and ECM Perceptions Re-evaluate what we do and how we do it

27 CfBT Education Services in partnership with New initiatives The need to share resources was pivotal as a springboard for innovation and new initiatives AB Online Census - pilot Stonewall - shared funding Young Journalists - pilot Training Colleagues – e-learning

28 CfBT Education Services in partnership with New initiatives - Census Needed schools buy in Some schools were wary Other media – Newspapers and Radio Ultimately the census was very well received Relationship with BBC Radio Lincolnshire Helped with a couple of other pieces Signposted to other colleagues They were keen to get involved with a Stonewall piece

29 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Success breeds success Helped the reporter Organised for interview Stonewall – Specialist School Head – Cutting edge AB Officer - Strategy BBC TV News asked to do a similar piece

30 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Working with the Media Top tips Be clear what you want to say Give lots of info / data if possible Give the reporter what they need to make the story work Practice a lot before youre on air especially for live pieces Be helpful and offer help for further reports!

31 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Anti-Bullying week 2011 The Sincil Sports College ook&id=105295

32 CfBT Education Services in partnership with

33 Five day programme Y5 & 6 Day 1 - Introduction Workshops Cyberbullying Homophobic bullying Physical & Emotional Bullying Racist bullying Consultation Practical Activities Interviewing techniques Presentations Very positive feedback on pupil engagement

34 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Day 2 Intensive workshop on use of equipment, interviewing technique and editing material resulted in the development of audio clips being developed to be aired on Siren radio

35 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Day 3 Intensive workshop on use of equipment, interviewing technique and editing material resulted in the production of video recordings

36 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Day 4 Intensive workshop with a Graphics specialist reviewing initial ideas produced on Day 1 and developing the ideas using Graphics.

37 CfBT Education Services in partnership with Day 5 Presentation of the outcomes to the Lincolnshire Anti- Bullying working group Very positive feedback from the school

38 CfBT Education Services in partnership with What have we learned?

39 CfBT Education Services in partnership with What have we learned? Improved networking Better communication amongst partners Facilitated greater creativity Better engagement with children & young people Improved skills for YJA and wider staff

40 CfBT Education Services in partnership with


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