These Sex Matters publications and webinars have advice for teachers, headteachers and other education professionals, plus governors and other volunteers involved with schools.
See also our overview, updates, publications and external resources on schools and safeguarding.
It is not possible to treat any child as if they are a member of the opposite sex in a school environment. A clear analysis of the steps involved in social transition reveals that to do so inevitably exposes the child to unacceptable safeguarding risks and infringes other pupils’...
Sex and gender identity: keep your pupils safe and comply with the law – guidance for schools in Wales
Our schools guidance, produced together with Transgender Trend, has been revised for schools in Wales. It draws on guidance from the Welsh Government, relevant legislation from the UK government, the interim report of the Cass Review, EHRC guidance, and others. The model policy is now available...
First published as part of our guidance for schools, this model policy is now in an unbranded Word document to make it easier to adapt for your school.
Barrister Alice de Coverley and campaigner Shelley Charlesworth joined Sex Matters’ Helen Joyce and Maya Forstater on 3rd October 2022 to present the schools guidance produced by Transgender Trend and Sex Matters – Sex and gender identity: keep your pupils safe and comply with the law.
3rd October 2022
Sex and gender identity: keep your pupils safe and comply with the law – guidance for schools in England
This revision of our May 2021 guidance, produced together with Transgender Trend, draws on the interim report of the Cass Review, recent legal cases on freedom of belief, the EHRC’s new guidance on single-sex services and a YouGov survey of teachers, as well as government guidance and legislation. Republished with...