Transgender Information and Resources for Schools
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
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.
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)
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