Thanks to funding from the Department for Education (DfE) and Government Equalities Office (GEO), Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) are undertaking a new and exciting programme of work to educate against Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) bullying.
A series of four regional Teacher Training (TT) conferences will be held in England during 2015/16 to develop teachers' skills and knowledge in recognising, responding to and educating against HBT bullying.
The conferences will draw on the experience of SRtRC in delivering highly successful Teacher Training and Initial Teacher Training (ITT) about racism and far-right extremism.
In 2014, almost nine in ten secondary school teachers (86 per cent) and almost half (45 per cent) of primary school teachers surveyed for Stonewall’s YouGov poll said pupils in their school, regardless of sexual orientation, have experienced homophobic bullying.
In the expression of Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic and racist attitudes and behaviours, reporting and recording is important, as are the techniques to effectively challenge the existing prejudice.
SRtRC are hosting a training conference for teachers from London at Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium on Thursday 28th January 2016. The conference is open to up to 50 delegates and is free to attend, however places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
09:00 Arrival and Registration
09:30 Welcome and Introduction
The barriers to tackling HBT bullying
Show Racism the Red Card
10:45 Workshop 1 - Shaun Dellenty – Inclusion for All
12:45 Workshop 2 - SRtRC – Strategies for preventing prejudice
14:00 Interactive Education Theatre – with Hyperfusion
15:45 Keynote Speaker – GIRES
16:15 Close and Thanks
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Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity and was established in January 1996. The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The majority of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year.
In addition to the direct education of young people and adults, Show Racism the Red Card produces resources which help promote a message of understanding. Films featuring professional football players such as Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto’o and Ryan Giggs address a range of issues surrounding racism. The films help teachers and other training professionals to deliver training in their schools and workplaces. Each of the films is accompanied by an education pack containing lesson plans and activities for all ages.
Show Racism the Red Card works extensively across Great Britain and has offices in North East England, East England (also covering South East England and London), Scotland (Glasgow) and Wales (Cardiff). In Scotland and Wales, the campaign also focuses on tackling racism within professional and grass-roots football.