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.
Any pupil joining a school or class other than at the start of a key stage has a challenging transition facing them. For children from refugee families, whenever they start school, the challenge of fitting in is likely to be most acute.
Over twenty charities and education unions, including the National Education Union, work together as the GCE UK coalition to deliver the Send My Friend to School campaign and undertaking parliamentary and advocacy work to remind world leaders of their promise that all children should get the chance to go to school.
Jayne Whistance discusses concerns specific to bisexuality and the issues that can be faced.
A guest blog from Daniel Gray, Middle leader at Harris Academy South Norwood and Co-founder of LGBTed.