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We are a network of LGBT+ teachers and leaders, empowering us to be authentic in schools, colleges and universities, to support students and to be an advocate for increasing LGBT+ visibility in our education system. Launched in 2018, we have already seen a range of successes including national recognition from the DfE, investment from a large publisher and two successful leadership programmes where 75% of participants have achieved promotions in their schools.

We are affecting real change for teachers and leaders in order to make schools more inclusive. We use our links with universities – in particular the Centre for LGBTQ inclusion – to share research into being ‘out’ at work in schools and colleges. Our Proud Leadership and LGBTed Leadership programmes support LGBT+ teachers who need our guidance – including coaching and mentoring – with the aim to be the ‘go to’ provider of leadership development for LGBT+ educators.

The first LGBTed book, ‘Big Gay Adventures In Education’ – edited by co-founder and director Daniel Tomlinson-Gray – comes out (excuse the pun) in early 2021. It contains 24 unique and empowering accounts by ‘out’ teachers and students of ‘out’ teachers, showing the importance of visible and authentic LGBT+ role models in schools. With contributions by Andrew Moffatt MBE, Sue Sanders, Adele Bates and Hadley Stewart, it will be unique and unmissable.

Later this year, we are also launching the first ever Masters in LGBT+ School Leadership in partnership with the National College of Education, as well as the third cohort of our Proud Leadership programme.

Join us for our weekly chats on Twitter using the hashtag #LGBTedchat every Thursday in term time from 7.00 – 7.30pm.

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