Supporting trans pupils: a toolkit

Use this toolkit to create an environment where any trans pupil will feel safe and valued. Find an action plan for managing a pupil’s transition, questions to ask a pupil who tells you they are trans, and guidance on considerations including toilets, changing rooms and uniform.

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  1. Help your staff feel confident with supporting trans pupils 
  2. Embed inclusion throughout the school
  3. Help trans pupils feel more comfortable in gendered spaces
  4. Let your provision and support be shaped by what the pupil needs
  5. Check your use of preferred names, pronouns and gendered language
  6. Recording names and gender
  7. Deal with objections from other parents or carers

Supporting trans pupils in your school means taking actions at a whole-school level and working with the individual pupil to find out what support they need. 

Whether or not you currently have any trans pupils at your school, there are things you can do to make it a welcoming place. 

In this article, we set out what good practice for trans inclusion looks like in schools. To get to grips with your basic legal responsibilities, read our summary

Note: the inclusion of commercial products in this article is not an endorsement by The Key Leaders.

Staff will feel more confident if they're clear on what to do. Make sure all staff know what your school policy is in areas that might be an issue for trans pupils, such as uniform and changing rooms, and tell them promptly about any change to name and/or