Tackling HBT Bullying in Schools

Published on: 16-09-2015

Educate & Celebrate wins funds to tackle HBT Bullying

Posted on 24 March 2015 by Elly Barnes
Schools, students, parents and head teachers that have received training and resources from Educate & Celebrate are in agreement that it has a winning formula when it comes to making schools LGBT+Friendly. The charity will soon be extending its successful programme to a greater number of schools across the UK as it has been awarded funding from a £2 million government fund designed to help schools tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying.

Elly Barnes, CEO and Founder of Educate & Celebrate, expressed her delight at the award:

‘The £214k we have been awarded for 2015 means we can do more of what we do best – advocate inclusivity and make schools LGBT+Friendly! Surveys repeatedly show that staff and students in schools face completely unacceptable levels of LGBT+Phobia and I am therefore pleased that the government has ring-fenced funds to address this. Our winning proposal will engage all staff, students, parents and governors in the change process by embedding good practice in both the primary and secondary school curriculum, as well as in the wider community.

Our whole-school approach has and continues to deliver positive results, I am really proud of how the programme has developed and has been welcomed by so many schools since founding it in 2010. I am incredibly excited about how much more we will be able to achieve following our successful bid”

Educate & Celebrate was the lead body for their consortium bid that included Goldsmiths University of London Department of Education, SHM Productions Ltd and associated charity SHM Foundation. Anna Kydd, Director at The SHM Foundation said:

“The work of Educate & Celebrate is both urgent and necessary. Attitudes formed in childhood have a tendency to shape the way people think throughout their lives. Educate & Celebrate find positive and inspiring ways to challenge negative attitudes to LGBT people and help tackle bullying at school. We are delighted to be working with such a positive and effective organisation.”

The winning proposal includes plans to create 60 Educate & Celebrate accredited primary and secondary schools across various regions of England, including ‘hard-to-reach’ schools such as faith schools and rural schools.

 

Schools, students, parents and head teachers that have received training and resources from Educate & Celebrate are in agreement that it has a winning formula when it comes to making schools LGBT+Friendly. The charity will soon be extending its successful programme to a greater number of schools across the UK as it has been awarded funding from a £2 million government fund designed to help schools tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying.

Elly Barnes, CEO and Founder of Educate & Celebrate, expressed her delight at the award:

‘The £214k we have been awarded for 2015 means we can do more of what we do best – advocate inclusivity and make schools LGBT+Friendly! Surveys repeatedly show that staff and students in schools face completely unacceptable levels of LGBT+Phobia and I am therefore pleased that the government has ring-fenced funds to address this. Our winning proposal will engage all staff, students, parents and governors in the change process by embedding good practice in both the primary and secondary school curriculum, as well as in the wider community.

Our whole-school approach has and continues to deliver positive results, I am really proud of how the programme has developed and has been welcomed by so many schools since founding it in 2010. I am incredibly excited about how much more we will be able to achieve following our successful bid”

Educate & Celebrate was the lead body for their consortium bid that included Goldsmiths University of London Department of Education, SHM Productions Ltd and associated charity SHM Foundation. Anna Kyd, Director at The SHM Foundation said:

“The work of Educate & Celebrate is both urgent and necessary. Attitudes formed in childhood have a tendency to shape the way people think throughout their lives. Educate & Celebrate find positive and inspiring ways to challenge negative attitudes to LGBT people and help tackle bullying at school. We are delighted to be working with such a positive and effective organisation.”

The winning proposal includes plans to create 60 Educate & Celebrate accredited primary and secondary schools across various regions of England, including ‘hard-to-reach’ schools such as faith schools and rural schools.

 

This article is taken from the following site: http://www.ellybarnes.com/2015/03/educate-celebrate-wins-award-from-2-million-homophobic-bullying-fund/

 

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