How we can tackle sexism and sexual harassment in our school: staff briefing

We developed this 1-hour session with equality training and consultancy provider, EqualiTeach, as part of our 2021 safeguarding and child protection INSET pack.

Primary school staff will learn:

  • How gender stereotypes, sexism and rape culture underpin what you're talking about, and what staff might see in school
  • How to challenge victim blaming and low-level sexual harassment in the moment
  • What harmful sexual behaviours might look like
  • How to report concerns and respond to allegations

Secondary school staff will learn:

  • How gender stereotypes, sexism and rape culture underpin what you're talking about, and what staff might see in school
  • How to challenge victim blaming and low-level sexual harassment in the moment
  • What abuse in intimate personal relationships between children might look like
  • How to report concerns and respond to allegations

How to use these resources

  • Download the PowerPoint presentation, facilitator notes, staff activities, staff handout, common questions document and video transcripts 
  • Work through the facilitator notes first. They tell you everything you need to know to prepare and deliver the PowerPoint presentation effectively. You’ll need these to hand when presenting. 
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