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Celebrating Difference: A whole-school approach to LGBT+ inclusion (Paperback)
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Celebrating Difference: A whole-school approach to LGBT+ inclusion (Paperback)

Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 30/05/2019
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RECOMMENDED BY LORD MICHAEL CASHMAN IN UK PARLIAMENT, APRIL 2019 'Essential and valuable reading for every teacher and school leader.' Peter Tatchell 'A huge stride towards genuine organisational change.' Dr Joseph Hall 'An outstanding book.' Professor Jonathan Glazzard Celebrating Difference is an inspiring handbook for LGBT+ inclusion, aimed at all primary and secondary teachers and leaders. Written by Shaun Dellenty, internationally celebrated lead in LGBT+ inclusion in education, it is filled with practical advice to enable schools to bring about organisational change to ensure the safety, success, mental health and wellbeing of all pupils and staff. This ground-breaking book examines the roots and impact of identity-based prejudice in schools, drawing on Shaun's own experiences of homophobic bullying and his subsequent career as a teacher and school leader. The core of the book is based on Shaun's award-winning training programme Inclusion For All, endorsed by the Department for Education, presenting an effective approach to LGBT+ inclusion at a whole-school level. This includes practical strategies to eradicate prejudice, prevent bullying, embrace diversity and improve whole-school outcomes such as attendance and attainment, as well as mindfulness techniques and ideas for INSET training sessions and school assemblies. Case studies and interviews with pupils and teachers who have experienced the Inclusion For All process and unique research insights from Dr Joseph Hall, University of Leeds, demonstrate how the strategies work in practice. Clear guidance will also enable schools to comply with Ofsted and statutory equality legislation, and help them to teach children about British values, basic human rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Written with warmth, humour and compassion, this is a must-read guide for all teachers and school leaders who wish to promote inclusion, celebrate difference and ensure safer futures for all young people.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472961501
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

Recommended. Celebrating Difference is essential and valuable reading for every teacher and school leader - a groundbreaking book to help make our schools safer spaces for all young people. * Peter Tatchell, Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation *
This is not a book, it is a philosophy, and one which I wish had been in place when I was growing up. We can only truly celebrate difference when we face prejudice head-on, including our own. * Lord Michael Cashman CBE, Founder of Stonewall *
Shaun Dellenty's whole-school approach to LGBT+ inclusion is a huge stride towards genuine organisational change. Regardless of the stage you or your school are at, this accessible and stimulating book will be highly relevant and of much value. * Dr Joseph Hall, University of Leeds *
This is an outstanding book. It is highly engaging, and humorous in places. The discussion of the author's personal experiences of exclusion adds to the richness of the text. There is very clear guidance offered to schools on how to implement a whole-school approach to LGBTQ+ inclusion. Questions are used effectively to promote thinking and reflection. This book is a major contribution to the field and the author does not shy away from contentious issues. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. * Jonathan Glazzard, Professor of Teacher Education, Leeds Beckett University *
So many older LGBT+ people will be able to relate to Shaun's personal journey; it's why we need to constantly be reminding people of the "not so long ago" past. Celebrating Difference is written beautifully with honesty and passion to make LGBT+ education understandable for everybody, without any barriers or prejudice needing to be in place. Once children have the knowledge and understanding, they will lead the way to becoming the LGBT+ educators of their siblings, mothers, fathers and other family members. * Dr Carl Austin-Behan, LGBT+ Advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester *
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Celebrating Difference and consider it a very timely book. This text uses a clear structure to move through the personal experiences of the author, through education practice, to a consideration of the issues from a more theoretical view. It situates LGBT+ within the context of inclusive education as well as providing practical approaches to the development of practice in schools. I shall certainly be using this text with both undergraduate education students, as well as student practitioners reading for their Masters in Inclusive Education. * Tristan Middleton, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Gloucestershire *
The style of writing is excellent - there is warmth, humour and compassion, along with a deep level of understanding. This is a must-read guide for all teachers and school leaders. * Parents in Touch *

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