LGBT+ teachers

The NUT believes that schools should be places where diversity does not mean discrimination and where the dignity of all individuals is respected. We have succeeded in using the law to protect LGBT+ teachers from discrimination, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia at school.

LGBT+ teachers

Please let us know your equality characteristics

Please let us know your equality characteristics

What is equality monitoring?

Equality monitoring is what organisations do when they want to know which ‘protected characteristics’ people in the organisation have.

What are protected characteristics?

Protected characteristics include age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Everyone has protected characteristics.

Why does the NUT want to know what my protected characteristics are?

We know that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans teachers are more likely than other teachers to face barriers when seeking to progress in the profession. By letting us know that you’re an LGBT teacher, we can

  • Find out from you what it’s like to be a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans teacher and how national and local policies make it easier or harder for you to become or remain a teacher;
  • Share LGBT teachers’ experiences with policy makers;
  • Organise the Union’s structures to better suit your needs;
  • Invite you to Union events we believe you would be interested in attending;
  • Involve you in campaigns and activities that will have a positive impact on your working life; and
  • Ensure you don’t miss the chance to vote in the LGBT member constituency seat elections for the National Executive.

So what do I do next?

Simply check and update your details here. You can follow our quick-step-guide.

Where can I find out more?

Read more about the equality characteristics that we monitor. For information on security, see our Data Protection statement here. As well as helping us to target appropriate materials to you, the data will feed into anonymous statistical reports which help us identify barriers to participation in our structures. Information that you provide us will remain strictly confidential.

LGBT+ Teachers’ Conference 2016 Report

LGBT+ Teachers’ Conference 2016 Report

The LGBT+ Teachers’ Conference 2016 Evaluation report indicates how successful this year’s was.

Please read the report here.

LGBT + Executive Summer 2016 Report

LGBT + Executive Summer 2016 Report

The NUT’s LGBT+ Executive’s role encompasses education, campaigning, advocacy, empowerment, promotion, presence, visibility and awareness. This report provides an update on their work, including organising LGBT members and work alongside the TUC LGBT committee.

TUC Charter for International LGBT Solidarity

TUC Charter for International LGBT Solidarity

In March 2015 the TUC launched a Charter for International LGBT Solidarity. The central message of the Charter is that solidarity is at the core of trade union values, but that decisions regarding when, whether and how to act must be firmly in the hands of the LGBT communities in each country.

LGBT History Month

Activities across the region

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. LGBT History Month aims to encourage everyone to see diversity and cultural pluralism as the positive forces that they are and endeavour to reflect this in practice. Schools are encouraged to hold activities throughout the month of February.

Why Trans Teachers Matter

Why Trans Teachers Matter

The NUT’s Why Trans Teachers Matter leaflet celebrates the importance of supporting transgender pupils and staff and challenging the attitudes which generate transphobia in schools.

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