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Tag Archives: education

Neil Findlay: inclusivity and diversity in all schools

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The candidates for Scottish Labour’s leadership and deputy leadership have been explaining to KaleidoScot what they hope to do to further LGBTI rights in Scotland. Today, Neil Findlay, who is contesting the leadership with Sarah Boyack MSP and Jim Murphy MP, gives us his views – and more than a few unequivocal answers. KaledioScot: What would you do to tackle ...

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World AIDS Day: What Scotland can do

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Today we mark World AIDS Day. Much has been said about the state of the global pandemic, and the need for a renewed understanding widening access to HIV testing and early treatment. KaleidoScot’s own Dan Littauer has already asked the question; ‘Scotland, what will you do about HIV?’ Let me give you my answer. Education. But I would say that, ...

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Kezia Dugdale: “fairness is at the heart of our policies”

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The candidates for leader and deputy leader of Scottish Labour have agreed to speak to KaleidoScot, answering questions in respect to what they aim to do to support LGBTI rights and further equality in Scotland. In our second interview, Kezia Dugdale MSP, who is vying for the deputy leadership with Katy Clark MP, explains exclusively to KaleidoScot how she hopes to ...

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The Smith Commission: Implications for LGBTI equality in education

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The Smith Commission published it’s long-awaited report today into the devolution of further responsibilities to the Scottish Parliament. The Humanist Society Scotland issued an official response in which we broadly welcomed further devolution, and the proposed measures to make the Scottish Parliament a permanent feature of the UK constitutional settlement. As a campaigning organisation with equality at the heart of ...

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Sarah Boyack: “I’m proud to promote equalities legislation”

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The candidates for leader and deputy leader of Scottish Labour have agreed to speak to KaleidoScot, answering questions in respect to what they aim to do to support LGBTI rights and further equality in Scotland. Today, Sarah Boyack MSP – who is contesting the Scottish Labour leadership with Jim Murphy and Neil Findlay – tells us what her priorities should ...

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LGBTI equality in education – setting the record straight!

On Monday 3 November, the Humanist Society Scotland launched a campaign to reform the way RSHPE (Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education) is taught in schools. The guidance, which was last reviewed after the repeal of Section 2A, was now – in the wake of the introduction of marriage equality – to be again reviewed. We welcomed the opportunity to ...

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Colin MacFarlane: We’ve got to tackle LGBT bullying in Scotland

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Colin MacFarlane, director of Stonewall Scotland, talks to KaleidoScot and calls upon a concerted action to tackle LGBTI bullying in schools following a report published by his organisation that reveals how teachers feel unable to act to prevent it. A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in ...

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Growing up with school homophobia in Scotland

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During my school life, from primary six to fourth year at secondary, I was constantly bullied for being gay. I would get called names such as “poof”, “faggot” and “queer”. I was punched, kicked and pushed. It was a very dark time and I would skip school by pretending to be sick. I first reported this when I was in ...

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Cross Scotland call to tackle school homophobia

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

Civic organisations and politicians across Scotland have called for a concerted action to tackle homophobic bullying in school following a report published by Stonewall Scotland. A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff ...

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Report – Scotland’s schools fail to tackle homophobic bullying

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff (89 per cent) and more than four in five secondary school staff (83 per cent) have not received any specific training on now to tackle homophobic bullying. ...

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