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Stonewall Scotland publishes New Teachers Report (2014) for Scotland

11/11/2014

Teachers Report 2014On the 10th November, 2014, Stonewall Scotland published its YouGov survey 122 primary and 138 secondary teachers and non-teaching staff across Great Britain focusing on experiences of homophobic bullying in their schools and the inclusion of sexual orientation issues in their classrooms. Highlights from the report include:

Approximately two thirds of primary school staff in Scotland (61 %) hear pupils use expressions like ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’. 37% had heard pupils use terms like ‘poof’, ‘faggot’, ‘dyke’ and ‘queer’.

The majority of staff in primary schools (89%) have not received any specific training on tackling homophobic bullying.

At secondary school, 91% of the staff surveyed in Scotland had heard pupils use expressions like ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’, and 71%  had heard pupils use terms like ‘poof’, ‘faggot’, ‘dyke’ and ‘queer’.

Overall 83% of those staff surveyed in secondary schools had not received any specific training tackling homophobic bullying.

A copy of the full report is available here.

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