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November 17, 2013

Ofsted inspectors are now quizzing English schools about their homophobic bullying policies

Government inspectors in England are finally cracking down on schools that fail to tackle homophobic bullying – 10 years after the death of Section 28.

Ofsted, the official inspectors of English schools, is now investigating whether schools they visit are fighting anti-gay bullying and teaching about same-sex families.

A poor Ofsted report can wreck a school’s reputation and cause it to be forced to improve with managers, staff and governors sacked.

Tomorrow (18 November) marks 10 years since the UK scrapped Section 28.

July 12, 2012

Lesbian teacher Elly Barnes has been commended as an ‘inspiration’ for making her school a centre for LGBT tolerance in UK schools

A British lesbian teacher has received ‘high commendations’ in a UK teaching awards ceremony for her campaign to end homophobia in schools.

Elly Barnes of Stoke Newington School, London, was highly commended in the: ‘most inspirational teacher category’, in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) award.

March 19, 2012

Schools Out uses educational tools to encourage debate on homosexuality in schools around the globe

Following successful experiences in the UK, Schools Out is sending its campaigners abroad to exchange ideas and experiences with other educators and students about challenging homophobia in the classroom.

The organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality in education uses training tools to combat homophobia and institutional heterosexism.