Project information

Education for All

Stonewall's Education for All programme works with young people, teachers & the government to tackle the serious issue of homophobic bullying in schools. Our activities range from producing guidance for teachers to holding inspiring events for young gay people to boost confidence & give life skills.

6 months

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  • Need

    Need

    Stonewall research shows that almost two thirds of young lesbian, gay & bisexual pupils experience homophobic bullying at school. This is the most frequent form of bullying after bullying because of weight. The fear & trauma caused by bulling can leave young gay people
    extremely vulnerable and far less likely to achieve their potential
    both at school and beyond.
    9 out of 10 teachers say they have a duty to respond to homophobic bullying but also that they haven't received specific training.

    Solution

    Stonewall's Education for All project works with Local Authorities, schools, teachers and young people across Britain to tackle homophobic bullying. We have already mailed anti-bullying resource packs to 8,000 schools and received excellent feedback as a result. The packs are a hugely valuable resource to teachers and pupils, who tell us that where homophobic bullying is actively addressed, pupils are 60% less likely to be bullied.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To send out teacher training packs and anti-bullying resources to all schools in Britain

    Activities

    » Send out teacher training packs and anti-bullying resources to all secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales
    » Send out teacher training packs focussing on 'Celebrating Difference' and different family structures to all primary schools in Britain

    Success will be having Stonewall anti-bullying resources in every school in Britain and seeing an improvement in the statistics for homophobic bullying in our next 'School Report'


  • Impact

    Impact

    Making sure that all teachers know how to prevent and tackle homophobic bullying will have a huge impact on future generations of school children. All children should be able to learn in a safe environment and should feel able to be themselves. This will lead to all children being able to achieve their full potential and not miss out on opportunities because of the fear and trauma caused by bullying.

    Risk

    We recognise that the topics addressed in this project are sensitive and may attract some opposition. Therefore, we completed a risk assessment by conducting in-depth consultations with schools across the country. To minimise risks, we ensure that all messages are age-appropriate, consult constantly with the local authorities and prepare all schools who will host the project.

    Reporting

    Donors will receive our monthly ebulletin, which includes updates on all our campaigns. They will also receive the next issue of The School Report - Stonewall's research into homophobic bullying in schools.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Resource packs to schools Sending resource packs to schools at a cost of £7.63 each to schools in Britain
  • Background

    Location

    The project will be nationwide, benefiting all schools in all areas. Homophobic bullying is a national problem, with nine in ten secondary school teachers and more than two in five primary school teachers (44 per cent) telling us that children and young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, currently experience homophobic bullying, name calling or harassment in their schools.

    Beneficiaries

    We estimate that 3.1 million people will directly benefit from this project - the school children and teachers directly receiving the resource pack. However, communities will also benefit as the pack will facilitate the reduction of homophobic bullying and the violence that surrounds it. Those who have experienced homophobic bullying often feel excluded from activities that build and strengthen communities, so reduced homophobia will enable all to feel included and welcome in the community.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Stonewall is the UK's leading lesbian, gay and bisexual charity with a proven track record in achieving great results. The research we conducted to identify the scale of the problem of homophobic bullying is widely known and well-respected. Teachers, parents and communities therefore trust that we have the knowledge and expertise to help them tackle this type of bullying.
    We also work with young people and teachers directly to develop the best resources for tackling bullying.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Laurie Oliva

    Laurie is Stonewall's Youth Engagement Officer - she works with young people and develops training material and resources in conjunction with them.

£7.63

Will allow us to send a resource pack to 1 school

I have to say a big thank you. I've been a teacher for 4 years and had never received any training on how to tackle homophobic bullying.

Primary School teacher