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Follow the links below to view our available resources on Gender Development specifically designed for educators. Please contact GIRES directly if the material provided doesn't suit your circumstances, and we will design something specifically for your situation.
Assisting Schools to Combat Transphobic Bullying
GIRES has extensive experience of assisting schools in developing policies, training their staff and handling specific situations. The charity works with a range of other reputable expert support groups. The charity will be very pleased to respond quickly to a request for help from any school, supply information, including relevant free literature, offer policy advice and refer the school to whichever group can best provide tailor-made training to meet its needs.
Click here to view or download the pdf document.
Cornwall Schools Transgender Guidance
Cornwall Schools Transgender Guidance has been written in collaboration with Cornwall Council, The Intercom Trust, Devon & Cornwall Police and head teachers in 2012. The new 2015 version is now available.
Click here to view and download this wonderful resource.
LGB&T learners in Further Education
The Skills Funding Agency has published its study into LGB&T learners in Further Education, to which GIRES and the Lesbian and Gay Foundation contributed. The full report, including recommendations for the SFA and FE colleges, can be downloaded below.
Click here to download the pdf document.
Preventing and tackling bullying: Advice for Headteachers, Staff, and governing bodies
The government's most recent guidance on transphobic bullying is found in "Preventing and tackling bullying: Advice for Headteachers, Staff, and governing bodies," which can be downloaded here
Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying among school-age children and young people: findings from a mixed methods study of teachers, other providers and pupils
This NatCen report presents the findings from a qualitative study carried out to explore what works in tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying among school age children and young people in England and Wales.
The report can be found here.
Teacher's Kit for Gender Blurring (Huffpost Gay Voices)
Melissa Bollow Tempel has written a most helpful piece about children who do not fit the typical binary division into ‘boys’ and ‘girls’, which may be viewed here
Top Tips for Working with Trans* and Gender Questioning Young People
Written by the young people of Transformers,Allsorts Trans* Youth Group in Brighton with support from staff. (January 2014). Click here to view and download.
Transgender Equality in Further Education
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) document "Promoting transgender equality in further education." Click here to view and download.
Transition of a Teacher in School - Summary of the Law and Good Practice (July 2015)
Click here to download a Memorandum of Understanding produced by GIRES on the law and good practice for a teacher to be able to transition in a work environment
Transition of a Pupil in School - Summary of the Law and Good Practice (July 2015)
Click here to download a Memorandum of Understanding produced by GIRES on the law and good practice for a pupil to be able to transition in a school environment