The Stonewall Teachers’ Report 2014

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Key findings:

  • Almost nine in ten secondary school teachers (86 per cent) and almost half of primary school teachers (45 per cent) surveyed say pupils in their schools have experienced homophobic bullying.
  • The vast majority of teachers – nine in ten in secondary schools (89 per cent) andseven in ten in primary schools (70 per cent) hear pupils use expressions like ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’.
  • More than half of secondary school teachers (55 per cent) and four in tenprimary school teachers (42 per cent) say they don’t challenge homophobic language every time they hear it.
  • More than half of primary school teachers (56 per cent) have not addressed different families (including same-sex parents) in the classroom, and a third of secondary school teachers (34 per cent) say they have not addressed issues of sexual orientation.
  • Only eight per cent of primary school teachers and 17 per cent of secondary school teachers say they have received specific training on tackling homophobic bullying.
  • More than a third of secondary school teachers (36 per cent) and nearly a thirdof primary school teachers (29 per cent) have heard homophobic language from other school staff.
out_teacherThe Stonewall Teachers’ Report 2014