First period

09:30 AM

Registration 9.30 – 10am

by Bridget Chapman  , Dr Jay Stewart, MBE  ,

9.30 - 10am Registration with coffee and tea.  

10:00 AM

Welcome Assembly 10 – 10.30am

by Bridget Chapman  , Dr Jay Stewart, MBE  ,

10am Welcome Assembly. This Welcome Assembly will help set the scene by giving an outline of what a trans inclusive school ethos would look like. It will be a whistle stop tour given by a small group of  young trans people from Gendered Intelligence followed by an inspirational keynote by Assistant Branch Secretary of Lambeth National Union of Teachers, Bridget Chapman.

10:30 AM

P. E. Being inclusive in sports I 10.30 – 11.30am

by Jake Jones 

footballP.E. Being inclusive in sports (first lesson) In this session we hope to offer a short and fun practical aspect of PE. (Nothing too heavy but feel free to bring your trainers!) We’ll also discuss all the areas of Physical Education life - changing rooms, gender segregating sports activities, sportswear and challenging gender stereotypes. Led by qualified P.E. teacher Jake Jones. Space is limited for each lesson and attendees can sign up prior to the event by registering interest through this Google form.

10:30 AM

Design and Technology 10.30 – 11.30am

metrics2Design and Technology: Imagining our school of the future In this lesson you will have the opportunity to explore what the spaces of a trans inclusive school might look like. Reflecting on the experiences of young trans people we will:
  • Examine what is wrong with our current spaces (such as classrooms or changing rooms)
  • In groups re-imagine a more inclusive school environment.
Be ready to put on your creative hats and design spaces that will help envision an extraordinary school of the future. Space is limited for each lesson and attendees can sign up prior to the event by registering interest through this Google form.

10:30 AM

Biology: Our bodies 10.30 – 11.30am

by Karen Field 

Biology: Our bodies Is lung size related to your height? Let's see if height is related to preferred pronoun or whether the variation is continuous. In this lesson we will calculate the size of your lungs and see if this is related to height or preferred pronoun. We will ask:
  • Is there a relationship between your height and your resting pulse rate?
  • Is there anything gender specific about these measurements?
But first of all:
  • Where are your lungs, your heart, your stomach? And do you really know where these organs are located in your body?
Led by Karen Field. Space is limited for each lesson and attendees can sign up prior to the event by registering interest through this Google form.
Second period

11.45 AM

Literature: Supporting children to be who they are 11.45 – 12.45pm

by Sarah Savage 

Literature and storytelling: Supporting children to be who they are. are you a boy or are you a girlThis lesson will begin with a brief look at some of the ways schools don’t include gender variant children in the curriculum, followed by a guided reading of a book about a main character whose gender is left up to the reader to decide. Using examples such as describing a firefighter or football player to demonstrate gender stereotypes, this lesson will demonstrate how to be inclusive of gender diversity. Led by author Sarah Savage. In 2015 Sarah published her first children’s book, Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl? Illustrated by Fox Fisher this book aims to empower children and adults alike to open up conversations about gender roles and stereotypes. Space is limited for each lesson and attendees can sign up prior to the event by registering interest through this Google form.

11.45 AM

Drama 11.45 – 12.45pm

by Krishna Istha  , Jason Barker  ,

Drama: School Play Is it possible to create an end of school play in an hour? We are going to try. Building on some synopsis ideas generated by the Gendered Intelligence Trans Youth Group we will invite participants to re-enact some key aspects of school life for trans people in 2016. Alongside this we will teach some basic drama techniques that are trans inclusive and celebrate gender diversity. Led by performance maker and actor, Krishna Istha, and Jason Barker from Gendered Intelligence. Space is limited for each lesson and attendees can sign up prior to the event by registering interest through this Google form.

11:45 AM

Workshop: Positive Steps – Inclusion In Action 11.45 – 12.45pm

by Catherine Reynolds  , Kate Hutchinson  ,

WOTPositive Steps – Inclusion In Action led by Wipe Out Transphobia and Viva LGBT The purpose of this workshop is to look at what resources are out there and what steps are currently being taken to support young trans people in education. We'll look at how staff can be best supported to provide inclusion within the school environment through training, guidance resources and out of school support such as youth groups. We will discuss how promoting and developing inter-agency links can provide a more integrated care pathway, supporting each young person’s needs. We will look at examples of guidance and best practice from across the UK. This includes local authorities who have taken positive steps forward to support young trans people in education and well-being. This workshop will examine how a project started by Wrexham County Borough Council in partnership with Viva LGBT and a steering group consisting of volunteers from the trans community, parents and youth workers, was put into place to provide support for trans youth in the Welsh county by establishing drop-in sessions and a youth group for trans and gender questioning children. It also provided training and guidance for school staff and linked in with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and the youth service. Wipe Out Transphobia are a small organisation, working from a tiny island in North West Wales. They are a grassroots voluntary not-for-profit organisation working with charitable aims. They are fully dedicated to wiping out transphobia by using activism and education and helping to promote support and understanding. They campaign by raising awareness of gender diverse people and their lives. Leading the workshop is Kate HutchinsonDirector of Training at Wipe Out Transphobia and Catherine Reynolds, Youth and Community Development Worker supporting the ‘Trans Youth Wrexham’ Project, funded by the People’s Health Trust. Space is limited for each lesson and attendees can sign up prior to the event by registering interest through this Google form.
Third period

1:30 PM

Workshop: Supporting schools to be trans inclusive 1.30 – 2.30pm

by Dr Jay Stewart, MBE  , Jason Barker  ,

GI LOGO LONG SCREEN This workshop led by Gendered Intelligence, will discuss their work in education. This includes mentoring for trans students, educational workshops and assemblies, staff training and consultation across all educational sectors.  The workshop will include modelling a 15 minute assembly, followed by sharing some case studies of good practice in school settings as well as model some sections of our trans awareness training. Gendered Intelligence (GI) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, established in 2008. They work predominantly with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; they specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25. GI also deliver trans youth work programmes, peer support for parents and carers, professional development and trans awareness training for all sectors.   Led by Jason Barker, Work in Education Lead, Bristol youth group facilitator and trainer for Gendered Intelligence. Space is limited for each lesson and attendees can sign up prior to the event by registering interest through this Google form.

1:30 PM

P.E. Being inclusive in sports II 1.30 – 2.30pm

by Jake Jones 

basketballP.E. Being inclusive in sports (second lesson) In this session we hope to offer a short and fun practical aspect of PE. (Nothing too heavy but feel free to bring your trainers!). We’ll also discuss all the areas of Physical Education life - changing rooms, gender segregating sports activities, sportswear and challenging gender stereotypes. Led by qualified P.E. teacher Jake Jones. Space is limited for each lesson and attendees can sign up prior to the event by registering interest through this Google form.

1:30 PM

Media Studies: Representation of trans people on television 1.30 – 2.30pm

by Jo Shah  , Fox Fisher  ,

Based on the WJEC A2 Media Specification, this session will explore trans representations on popular British Television through the lens of genre and narrative. Participants will be invited to make connections between representations through stimulus and guided discussion and invited to re-write existing TV scenes that challenge trans stereotypes. This will lead on to a consideration of broader media frameworks using the ‘media triangle’ to further explore participant scene re-writes within the context of text, audience and institution. Led by Film and Media Studies lecturer Jo Shah and filmmaker Fox Fisher. Space is limited for each lesson and attendees can sign up prior to the event by registering interest through this Google form.

2:45 PM

Closing session: School Play 2.45 – 3pm

by Bridget Chapman  , Krishna Istha  , Dr Jay Stewart, MBE  , Juno Roche  ,

2.45 - 3pm As the day comes to a close, we will gather in the main hall and the Drama group will perform a ten minute school play, developed and rehearsed earlier in the day.    

3:00 PM

Closing session: Findings & Q+A discussion 3 – 4pm

by Bridget Chapman  , Dr Jay Stewart, MBE  , Juno Roche  ,

3 - 3.50pm Findings from the day: Ideas, learning and action points from the day's activities are presented by the event's scribes and co-organiser Juno Roche. This presentation will offer a number of ‘homework’ points and observations on trans inclusion in education for delegates to take away with them, which may be useful for the future. Followed by a twenty minute open floor discussion with all participants chaired by Dr Jay Stewart. 3.50 - 4pm Closing words from keynote Assistant Branch Secretary of Lambeth National Union of Teachers, Bridget Chapman. More information coming soon.