Stonewall Scotland Children and Young People Conference 2019 Workshops
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Stonewall Scotland Children and Young People Conference 2019 - Practitioner Workshops

A1: Making the 'B' visible in LGBT

There's been a lot of fantastic work done in Scottish schools in recent years to celebrate LGBT inclusion. But the 'B' in LGBT is often missed out, with three in four LGBT young people surveyed in our Stonewall Scotland School Report 2017 saying that they have never been taught about bisexuality (75 per cent).

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance and value of bi-specific content in your inclusion work
  • Gain an understanding of the different terms and identities under the bi umbrella
  • Look at solutions to some of the specific barriers to inclusion, which bi young people may face

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A2: Creating a trans-inclusive school*

This session will explore how best to support trans children and young people in your settings, creating sustainable change and increasing the knowledge and confidence of your colleagues and staff.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance and value of supporting trans children and young people
  • Learn how other schools and organisations have effectively supported trans children, young people and their families
  • Gain ideas on how to create an inclusive space for all trans young people and those exploring their gender identity and in turn create a more accepting environment for everyone

*This session ran in morning and in afternoon

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A3: Inclusive service delivery for working with children and young people

All services that are provided to young people need to be fully inclusive of LGBT identities. This session will allow you to explore some of the issues that can face LGBT young people when they are using your service, identify these within your own service provision and begin to action plan how you can adapt your service provision to ensure that you are inclusive of all identities.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop a greater understanding of how to identify and address barriers which may be present for your young, LGBT service users
  • Improve your understanding of why it is important to deliver services that are inclusive of LGBT identities and the impact that this can have on young people’s lives
  • Gain practical tips to help improve the experience of your LGBT service users and help you address the barriers that may face them when they are interacting with your organisation, both as an individual and as a wider service

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A4: Inclusive leadership in school: supporting your SLT to be involved in LGBTI+ inclusive education

The enthusiastic support of a senior leadership/management team is essential to ensuring that inclusion work is embedded across the whole school. Yet, we know that for many staff, there is a concern for how they can make this work relevant to their senior teams and support them with engaging in this work.

Learning objectives:

  • Examine the business case for inclusion work and how you can encourage your Senior Leadership Team to be involved in this work.
  • Explore different strategies for how you can support your Senior Leadership Team to be involved and engaged with the work you do in your school.
  • Look at some best practice examples for how other practitioners engaged their Senior teams.

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B1: LGBT inclusive in sport and adventurous activites

More than half of LGBT young people (60 per cent) ‘frequently’ or ‘often’ hear homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language in sports lessons and half of LGBT young people (49 per cent) don’t feel welcome and included in sports lesson (Stonewall Scotland School Report 2017). This session will explore how to create LGBT inclusive environments in sport and activities both in and outside of school.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain insight into tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in sports
  • Understand the impact that creating inclusive spaces in sport can have on all young people
  • Learn practical tips from organisations who have been advancing LGBT inclusion in sport.

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B2: Creating a trans-inclusive school*

This session will explore how best to support trans children and young people in your settings, creating sustainable change and increasing the confidence of your colleagues and staff.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance and value of supporting trans children and young people
  • Learn how other schools and organisations have effectively supported trans children, young people and their families
  • Gain ideas on how to create an inclusive space for all trans young people and those exploring their gender identity and in turn create a more accepting environment for everyone

*This session ran in the morning and afternoon

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B3: LGBT and additional support needs

From Stonewall’s research we know that LGBT dis/abled pupils are more likely to experience homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying than non-disabled LGBT pupils (60 per cent compared to 43 per cent). This session aims to explore how you can support LGBT young people with dis/abilities and help them to be included in your inclusion work.

Learning objectives:

  • Explored the issues facing LGBT young people with additional support needs
  • Understand how you can support LGBT young people with additional support needs in your school community
  • Look at practical ideas from other education practitioners, around how they have delivered best practice for the young people in their school communities

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B4: Inclusive and effective leadership in schools in 2019

At Stonewall Scotland, we firmly believe that people perform better when they can be themselves and LGBT people working in education are strong and important role models for all young people. This session is designed exclusively for LGBT education professionals with leadership responsibilities or aspirations to be leaders, to help you develop the skills and network to succeed. In the session, you’ll explore authentic leadership theory, applying it to your working context, and how to effectively use your influence.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand leadership theory and how to apply it in your context
  • Gain insight into using your influence to create a more inclusive environment
  • Develop a network of LGBT education professionals who’ll share the ideas and support you need to succeed

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