Supporting trans staff

Cultivate a trans-inclusive atmosphere in your school. Use our action plan to guide you while supporting any staff member through transition, and find advice on communicating with pupils and parents.

Last reviewed on 14 February 2023
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  1. Develop your understanding of trans issues
  2. Create a safe and respectful environment
  3. Deal with any bullying or abuse
  4. Welcome trans applicants
  5. Support staff who decide to transition
  6. Sharing the news with the wider community
  7. Dealing with concerns from pupils and parents

 Many thanks to the trans and non-binary educators who contributed to this piece.

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

Whether or not you currently have any trans people working 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 of legal rights.

Please note that any mention of third party services and products in this article should not be interpreted as an endorsement by The Key Leaders.

Develop your understanding of trans issues

Reflect on your current level of understanding

Spend some time as a team thinking about what you understand inclusion and diversity to mean.

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