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Supporting pupils who are trans
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.
- Understand your legal responsibilities
- Follow these key principles
- Develop a whole-school approach to preventing transphobia
- Respond sensitively if a pupil discloses feelings of gender variance
- Check your use of preferred names and pronouns
- Make your school uniform inclusive
- Provide appropriate toilets and changing facilities
- Uphold confidentiality
- Deal with objections from other parents
- Tackle transphobic bullying
- Undertake training on supporting trans issues
- Model trans policy and self-assessment checklist
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