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Event Date

November 24, 2023

Event Cost

£20.00 nominal administration fee

Event Time

10:00 - 15:00


Stewart’s Melville College

3 Queensferry Road

To register for the waiting list, please email

Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised by email 5 working days prior to the event.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 5 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • Cancellations for residential courses must be advised 6 weeks prior to the event.

Event Description

Join the LGBTQ+ SCIS Group for this important multi-strand event. The day will include the successful delivery of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion through the curriculum, guest speaker, and peer and ally support for LGBTQ+ staff in the independent sector.

Suited to LGBTQ+ staff and allies, this event will take delegates through the latest statutory guidance on delivery of EDI in the maintained sector and give the opportunity for practitioners to collaborate in the creation and reframing of resources for the independent sector. Linked to TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) examples of best practice will be shared and the EDI challenges and opportunities for the independent sector explored.

Guest Speaker: delegates will hear from a young trans man who will speak about his experience of being at school in a single sex environment. This is a valuable opportunity to hear directly about the current situation in schools and challenge professional thinking.

In the afternoon, discussion forums will allow LGBTQ+ staff to share concerns and best practice relating to their own professional lives. Allies will be given direct access to senior LGBTQ+ staff in the sector as part of the Ask Me Anything forum, where the difficulties and joys of ally-ship can be explored in a non-judgemental environment.

Training topics will include: 

  • Understanding the latest mandatory EDI guidance
  • Mapping statutory guidance onto best practice in the independent sector
  • Embedding EDI in your curriculum
  • Hearing LGBTQ+ voices and having direct access to lived experiences in the sector

Learning outcomes:

  • Delegates will leave with a clearer understanding of the benefits of an EDI approach imbedded in the curriculum
  • Delegates will explore the creation of resources, including in subject specific areas
  • Increased confidence for allies in approaching and discussing LGBTQ+ needs of both staff and students
  • Creating peer support relationships for LGBTQ+ staff across the sector.

Please note, parking at Stewart’s Melville College is limited. Use of public transport is encouraged. The school is approximately 15min walk from Haymarket Train Station.

 *We would be grateful if you would include your subject area and pronouns when registering.*



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