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Mel Lane 

  • Primary Teacher

  • Teacher Trainer (PGCE)

  • Qualified Professional Development Lead

  • Rights Respecting Schools Assessor

  • Co-author What Does LGBT+ Mean? book for primary age children

After 23 years in the classroom and 20 years working in Teacher Training, I have been motivated to specialise in LGBT+ inclusion education.

Children can learn at school when they feel safe and secure, when they know that they can be proud of themselves and their families.  My work is aimed at helping more children to develop their self esteem and confidence in being themselves.

I want to encourage children (and adults) to recognise that we don't have to like or understand everything about each other, but we can allow other people to just be themselves.

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Awards and Media

LGBT+ Enterprise of the Year Award

Schools Week Magazine - Cross-curricular LGBT+ Inclusion

Huffington Post Interview - Gender Stereotyping

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I work with young LGBT+ people who are happy to share their stories with students and teachers.

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Education Lead
Space Youth Project (Dorset)

Space Youth Project  provide youth groups and 1:1 support from trained adults for LGBT+ or questioning young people in Dorset

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Head of Education, Pop'n'Olly

We are the leading provider of LGBT+ inclusive educational resources for primary-age children and their parents and teachers. 

Our videos, books and classroom resources are being used in primary schools across the UK, and beyond, to teach about equality and diversity whilst ultimately helping to combat LGBT+ prejudice before it can begin to form.

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I am a Rights Respecting Schools Assessor

Rights Respecting Schools use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to teach children about rights and using rights.  Rights Respecting Schools help children to become active and caring global citizens.

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