Trans guidance focus groups

30 April 2019

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is inviting ASCL members to participate in two-hour focus groups to discuss the commission’s new trans guidance for primary and secondary schools, based on the Equality Act 2010. They will be held in Cardiff, Manchester and London – see the invite here.

Your views will be used to help the commission offer consistent, clear and effective guidance that makes sense for teachers. The commission wants to hear:

  • whether or not the examples provided of situations that might arise in schools are clear, realistic and helpful (or if any are missing)

  • whether or not you feel you know more or less about trans equality in schools and your legal responsibilities having seen the draft guidance

As a school leader, your experiences are extremely valuable in helping the commission clarify the law and create practical real-life examples before it publishes the guidance later this year.