We are a network of LGBT+ teachers and leaders, empowering us to be authentic in schools, colleges and universities, to support students and to be an advocate for increasing LGBT+ visibility in our education system. Launched in 2018, we have already seen a range of successes including national recognition from the DfE, investment from a large publisher and two successful leadership programmes where 75% percent of participants have achieved promotions in their schools.
We are affecting real change for teachers and leaders in order to make schools more inclusive. We use our links with universities – in particular the Centre for LGBTQ inclusion – to share research into being ‘out’ at work in schools and colleges. Our Proud Leadership and LGBTed Leadership programmes support LGBT+ teachers who need our guidance and support – including coaching and mentoring – with the aim to be the ‘go to’ provider of leadership development for LGBT+ educators.
We influence education policy around LGBT+ inclusion in education; we support and empower colleagues to ‘come out’ at all levels in education; we increase school leaders’ knowledge of LGBT+ issues in education and improve teacher retention by allowing colleagues to be more authentic in the workplace.
Come with us and let’s be the role models we needed when we were at school
“Spending Time with everyone on the course and listening to the inspiring speakers has made me so much more determined to make our school an inclusive & LGBT+ Friendly one. Fast forward seven months and I’m actually part of the senior leadership team. I think it will be really good for students to see an out lesbian on the S.L.T and I will now have confidence to launch school-wide LGBT+ Events”
“I started out on the course just wanting to spend time with other LGBT+ teachers. That has been excellent but I’ve gained so much more than I ever thought possible. I also wasn’t really interested in leadership roles at the start of the course. I feel much more confident about discussing LGBT+ issues in school as a direct result of this course. It’s given me the confidence to suggest that all departments get involved and I would not have done this before.”