The Children's Society has created a free domestic violence resource for teachers
Using online activities, case studies, flash animated stories and downloadable resources, teachers can help children identify how they feel about domestic violence, who they can turn to when they encounter it, and how to solve problems constructively.
To try out the new "When it hurts at home" unit, or register free, visit www.mylife4schools.org.uk
Stonewall has produced guidance for schools on including a range of families.
The new guide – the third in a series of education guides on different ways of effectively tackling all forms of homophobic bullying – contains simple, practical advice on ensuring that teaching reflects the reality and diversity of 21st century family life. It also showcases leading schools from Stonewall's Education Champions programme.
For Further information visit http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_school/education_for_all/default.asp
Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) has launched www.tcrime.net
A space for victims of Transphobic crime to report their experience. It is confidential and allows individuals if they wish to ask for help from one of the trans support organisations and even report the crime to the police.
The GTCE has launched A ‘teaching and disability' e-conference
The e-conference, hosted by the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) on behalf of the Disabled Teacher Taskforce (DTT), is designed to facilitate discussion about the challenges faced by people with disabilities in teaching and examine what steps are required to address these issues.
The e-conference aims to gather views and experiences from teachers with disabilities in relation to their initial teacher training and their employment in schools. The discussions captured by the e-conference will form part of the evidence base to inform future work of the Disabled Teacher Taskforce, helping to focus priorities for action and testing some of the themes and issues which arose from the 2009 seminar, Disability and Teaching: Sharing your experiences.
Please visit www.gtce.org.uk/event and click on the event – Teaching and disability; removing barriers, promoting opportunities.
Beat Bullying: The Big March
The Big March will be a digital first - a truly groundbreaking collaborative campaign hosted entirely online and set to culminate at No. 10 Downing Street, where our virtual marchers will hand in a Petition asking Government for help to protect children from bullying, violence and harassment.
Companies and brands including Google, YouTube, Facebook, Barry M, Piczo, Stardoll, Habbo, Pom Bear, Girlguiding UK, Mumsnet, National Union of Students, the Metropolitan Police, TOTAL Little Learners and Robinson Fruit Shoot have joined forces with numerous charities including the Office of the Children's Commissioner, the Prince's Trust, Children England, Action for Children and Raceonline2012 to allow the Big March to make a stand on their websites.
Pupils, parents and schools can get involved visit http://www.beatbullying.org/abw2010/takeaction.html
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