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Supporting trans pupils

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Last updated on 24 January 2017
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How can a school support pupils who are trans? We look at how to develop a supportive culture, and tackle transphobic bullying. We also look at schools’ legal responsibilities towards pupils who are questioning their gender identity and suggest questions for governors to ask school leaders.

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  1. 1 Principles to follow
  2. 2 What to do if a pupil discloses feelings of gender variance 
  3. 3 Developing a supportive culture 
  4. 4 Use of language
  5. 5 School uniform
  6. 6 Tackling transphobic bullying
  7. 7 Model trans policy
  8. 8 Legal responsibilities towards pupils and staff who are trans
  9. 9 Training for schools on supporting trans issues

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