Staff Training and School Support

Currently Available in Dorset schools only

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Staff Training

For all staff and governors to find out more about creating an inclusive and welcoming school for Rainbow Families and LGBT+  young people. 

Ally Training

For staff who want to be visible allies and actively support young LGBT+ students in their school. 

Direct School Support

Tailored 1:1 to support a young LGBT+ person through coming out and/or transitioning.

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Charges for Staff Training go entirely to supporting out LGBT+ Youth Groups.
Prices at the bottom of the page.

 

Staff Training
60 - 75 minutes

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  • Builds on the work you are doing already - collaborative, not instructive

  • Lots of opportunities for discussion and to ask questions

  • Information on trans, non-binary and intersex, plus use of pronouns

  • Suggestions on talking to parents

  • Impact of inclusivity work in school for all pupils

  • Ideas on embedding inclusivity into your teaching and ensuring that everyone knows how welcoming your school is

  • Using the values of the school to promote inclusivity and a welcoming and inclusive environment throughout the school

  • Legal documentation eg Equality Act 2010 and guidance eg CofE, Ofsted

Participant Feedback

'Mel's session was really informative and built my confidence.'

'Mel kept us entertained and engaged just before the holiday!'

'Can't wait for you to come into the class now.'

Ally Training
60-90 minutes

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  • Aimed at members of staff willing to be visible allies to LGBT+ students

  • Builds on the work you are doing already - collaborative, not instructive

  • Lots of opportunities for discussion and to ask questions (particularly in longer sessions)

  • More information on gender, transgender and non-binary issues, including how to support a pupil who wants to come out/ socially transition

  • Supporting a young person who is exploring their sexuality and wants to talk to a supportive adult

  • Guidance on talking to parents

  • Being a visible ally

  • Where to go next - having the biggest impact in your school

Participant Feedback

 'We really enjoyed and learned a lot from hearing the stories from young people'

' I feel more able to support the students in our school now.'

 
 

1:1 Direct School Support

  • Useful, reliable advice to guide you through supporting a young person who is coming out as LGBT+ or transitioning.

  • Available in person or by phone/zoom

  • Advice on relevant guidelines and sources of support and information

 
Dorset Primary Package - £150/ £200 donation to Space Youth Project

Includes:
  • Introductory Staff Training (see above)
  • One day working with children in school only £50 extra if booked at the same time (see Student Workshops page)  
  • Goody Bag
     
Dorset Secondary Package - £250/£350 donation to Space Youth Project

Includes:
  • Introductory Staff Training or Ally Training for staff  (see above)
  • One day working with students in school - only £100 extra if booked at the same time (see Student Workshops page)
  • Goody Bag
     
Please contact us for charges for all other training/ student workshops.
 

Dorset Schools I have worked with:

I have worked with over 40 schools across Dorset, including Primary, Middle, Secondary and Upper Schools, including those for pupils with special educational needs. 

Contact me for an up-to-date list of schools I have worked with.