One Person’s Journey at One School: Preventing Transgender Discrimination

McNamara, Catherine and Stewart, Jay (2014) One Person’s Journey at One School: Preventing Transgender Discrimination. Race Equality Teaching, 32 (2). pp. 18-23. ISSN 1478-8551


This article presents a case study of good practice to demonstrate the ways in which some schools are meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty in relation to the support they provide for young people who are expressing gender variance or are identifying as transgender or genderqueer . This article will also identify common examples of practice in schools where discrimination on the basis of a young person’s gender identity occurs. These concrete examples enable a reflection on how procedures, policies and practices relating to the Public Sector Equality Duty, with specific regard to gender reassignment, can impact positively on young people’s individual experiences of being part of an institution’s community. The examples also seek to demonstrate the detrimental impact that poor practice, or a lack of support and intervention can have on young people in school settings


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