Speak out!

A blog from ATL

Equalities speech made by Grainne McKeown at the 2018 AGM

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.

The shadow of Section 28

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”.

Bisexuality in schools

Jayne Whistance discusses concerns specific to bisexuality and the issues that can be faced.

Why we need to be visible LGBT+ role models in schools

A guest blog from Daniel Gray, Middle leader at Harris Academy South Norwood and Co-founder of LGBTed.

Transgender awareness week

An ATL member shares their experiences of supporting trans pupils.