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Supporting pupils who are trans

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updated on 4 July 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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This article will help you comply with your legal responsibility to support pupils who are trans or gender questioning. It covers language and pronouns, recording name and gender, uniform, toilet arrangements, and combating bullying.

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Contents

  1. 1 Understand your legal responsibilities
  2. 2 Follow these key principles
  3. 3 Develop a whole-school approach to preventing transphobia
  4. 4 Respond sensitively if a pupil discloses feelings of gender variance
  5. 5 Check your use of preferred names and pronouns
  6. 6 Make your school uniform inclusive
  7. 7 Provide appropriate toilets and changing facilities
  8. 8 Deal with objections from other parents
  9. 9 Uphold confidentiality
  10. 10 Tackle transphobic bullying
  11. 11 Undertake training on supporting trans issues
  12. 12 Model trans policy and self-assessment checklist

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