Calling all Schools!

29 March 2017

Get bespoke support for your school team in tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

METRO joins LGBT Consortium, Proud Trust, Barnardo’s, Stonewall and the National Children’s Bureau in delivering a national Anti-Bullying Programme for schools funded by the Government Equalities Office (GEO) in collaboration with the Department for Education (DfE).

From our National Youth Chances research, which surveyed over 7,000 young people, nearly half of LGBTQ young people (49%) reported that their time at school was affected by discrimination or fear of discrimination; 61% reported name-calling because they were LGBTQ or people thought they were.

As part of the national programme we are looking to work with schools in Greenwich, Southwark, Lewisham, Lambeth, Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Sutton, Kingston, Surrey and Kent.

Visit the project page to get involved.

Evaluation of the Government’s previously funded projects on HBT bullying found:

  • An increase from 25% to 85% of participating teachers who agreed or strongly agreed that they had sufficient knowledge of different strategies they could use to address homophobic and biphobic bullying
  • An increase from 19% to 82% of participating teachers reporting knowledge of where to access shared learning or good practice in challenging homophobic and biphobic bullying
  • An increase from 21% to 78% in teachers’ reported ability to discuss the link between gender stereotyping and transphobia

You can read the full evaluation on gov.uk.