This is the transcript of a speech on equalities, specifically focusing on the transgender pupil experience made at the 2018 AGM by Grainne McKeown, a teacher in Belfast and member of the NEU Northern Ireland Committee.
Thirty years ago Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 became law. This short clause - less than two hundred words - impacted upon the education of millions of British people. It prevented schools from “promoting” homosexuality or teaching “the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”.
Jayne Whistance discusses concerns specific to bisexuality and the issues that can be faced.
A guest blog from Daniel Gray, Middle leader at Harris Academy South Norwood and Co-founder of LGBTed.
An ATL member shares their experiences of supporting trans pupils.