How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice
This resource could be a stimulus for discussion and reflection by both practitioners and pupils. Improvement questions might include:
- To what extent do practitioners and learners understand what it means to be transgender?
- How well does our school community help young people of all genders feel valued, accepted and included?
- How can our school community promote the equality and wellbeing of young transgender learners?
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In the video, Aaron explores the following:
- feelings associated with coming out;
- the support of friends who helped educate peers;
- the experience of being transgender in school;
- the support of LGBT Youth Scotland;
- the support of school staff;
- setting up a LGBT youth group in school;
- negative reactions.
Aaron suggests ideas for improvement including:
- teachers becoming more inclusive in their lessons and trying to identify transphobia sooner;
- peers educating themselves and others, making their conversations more inclusive and using the right name and pronoun.