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Transgender Information and Resources for Schools

Useful Websites: 

Intercom Trust - Community resource for the South West. Resources, help line, information, training, projects, directory of other services.

Mermaids - Support, information, resources for children, young people, families and professionals.   Voices of young people and parents. Links to wide variety of resources and information. UK charity. Lottery funded.

UK Trans.info  -  Legal information, pronouns, good practice, guides etc (nb about to change name to Trans & Intersex Advocacy Coalition) UK Charity.

Gires - Research and education, resources, e-learning. UK  Charity. Lottery funded.

Stonewall - Information, advice, support.

Young Stonewall - Information for 16 – 21 year olds.

Gendered Intelligence - Support for Young people, families, professionals. UK, Lottery funded.

Schools Out - to make our schools safe and inclusive for everyone. supporting the role of LGBT people in our schools. UK charity.

The Beaumont Society UK charity. Help and advice for individuals and families.

The Proud Trust - For young people, professionals. Training, resources, info. UK based

Cornwall Council - many links

NHS Choices website

Core Guidance: 

Guidance Document for Schools - Working in partnership, Intercom and Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council (Children Schools and Families Service) and Head Teachers in Cornwall have produced a ground-breaking new Guidance document for schools and families. It is a detailed survey of the needs of Transgendered Children and Young People who are transitioning while still at school.

Top Tips for working with trans and gender questioning young people

Key information about working with young people - short booklet (9 pages)

School Specific Resources: 

Myths and Misconceptions - Guidance for schools, University of Worcester

TES resource list – all key stages, some free some paid

Supporting Transgender Pupils in the Primary Classroom - Thoughtful essay about teachers attitudes (2011) (GAE works to challenge and eradicate sexism and gender inequality within and through education)

Supporting a transitioning pupil

Supporting a transitioning staff member

Trans-Inclusion Toolkit -Thorough, wide-ranging guidance for schools.

Trans Equality in Schools and Colleges - NASUWT guidance booklet 

An introduction to supporting LGBT Young People - A Guide for Schools from Stonewall

UK Trans Info - Lots of links to useful resources – legal, bullying, health. Etc. Also opportunity to borrow a dvd teaching tool for primary schools

Welcoming Schools Lesson Plans - Diverse lesson plans for your school

Welcoming Schools Helpful Reading - Books to help adults understand

Welcoming Schools LGBTQ-inclusive lesson plans - Lesson plans to make LGBTQ-inclusive primary schools

Welcoming Schools Films - Films of teachers and students talking, in two US elementary schools:

  • ‘Bias, Bullying and Bystanders’ - really empowering pupil voices about understanding, being an ally, challenging.
  • ‘What Do You Know? - children talking sense!

Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit - Produced for Sussex Schools and Colleges with the aim of supporting transgender and gender questioning children and young people

‘Where do the Mermaids stand?’ - A powerful compilation of art, prose and poetry by children, young people and families. Produced by Mermaids and Action for Children


Legal obligations of the Equality Act 2010 - Overview of the obligations that the Act places on schools in relation to pupils and the provision of education

Tackling Transphobic Bullying:

Gires Assisting Schools Document - Assisting Schools to Combat Transgender Bullying

Preventing and Tackling Bullying - Advice for headteachers, staff and governing bodies

Leo's Tips for Coping with Bullying - A young trans boy featured in CBBC's My Life gives his top tips for coping with bullying.