Following on from our last post, Elly now goes on to talk about exactly what Ofsted inspectors will be looking for in terms of LGBT discriminatory behaviour and policies during inspection.
It is essential that governing bodies take note of the following guidelines to ensure that their school or academy is in the best possible position to meet and exceed expectations the next time that Ofsted undertakes an inspection.
When assessing primary schools, inspectors will be looking to see whether:
- Pupils ever hear anyone use the word ‘gay’ when describing something or whether they have been told by teachers that using the word ‘gay’ to mean something is wrong, scary or unpleasant.
- Pupils ever get picked on by other children for not behaving like a ‘typical girl’ or a ‘typical boy’.
- Pupils have had any lessons about different families (single parent, living with grandparents, having step-parents, having two mums…
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