Supporting Trans Pupils in the Primary Setting

Course Outline

Mermaids has been supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender diverse children, young people and their families since 1995. Set up by a small group of concerned parents coming together to share experiences, find answers and look for ways to keep children safe and happy. Mermaids, has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities.

Mermaids will deliver an LGBT-inclusive diversity session which will include:

– Understanding gender identity and gender diversity: what it means to be trans or gender non-conforming

– LGBT+ terminology

– Challenges faced by LGBT young people: isolation, bullying and discrimination, family issues, social situations, mental health, transitioning while at school etc.

– Transition pathways, including healthcare

– Changing names, systems and forms

– Legal responsibilities: The Equality Act, hate crime incidents, transphobia, managing single-sex spaces

– Improving LGBT+ equality and diversity: policies, guidance, recommended resources

Bringing to life the Mermaids training, delegates will hear from Matt Carroll, Headteacher at Rushbrook Primary School, who will talk you through the steps and stages the school have taken to support a Trans pupil. Matt will talk about how they have engaged with pupils and parents to ensure students feel safe, secure and happy.

Moderation Preparation Sessions


Stop worrying about moderation and spend a day with an experienced SLE & KS2 writing moderator.

This full day session will take year 6 teachers and English subjects leads through a morning of a dry run moderation process, looking in detail at the writing criterion and evidence base.

The afternoon session will then be spent drafting plans to deliver in the crucial teaching weeks leading up to the assessment window. This will ensure teachers are confident with the evidence base being presented to moderators or other external partners, as well as supporting subject leads to develop the depth of writing opportunities being covered.

Alliance for Learning
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
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