Educate & Celebrate

Newsflash! We have received a government grant to deliver LGBT+Inclusivity in schools

Read the full government press release here

Elly Barnes, CEO and Founder of Educate & Celebrate, expressed her delight at the award:

‘The £214k we have been awarded for 2015 means we can do more of what we do best – advocate inclusivity and make schools LGBT+Friendly! Surveys repeatedly ava close2show that staff and students in schools face completely unacceptable levels of LGBT+Phobia and I am therefore pleased that the government has ring-fenced funds to address this. Our winning proposal will engage all staff, students, parents and governors in the change process by embedding good practice in both the primary and secondary school curriculum, as well as in the wider community.

Our whole-school approach has and continues to deliver positive results, I am really proud of how the programme has developed and has been welcomed by so many schools since founding it in 2010. I am incredibly excited about how much more we will be able to achieve following our successful bid”


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Educate & Celebrate gives teachers the confidence and resources to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia by engaging students, staff, parents and governors in an inclusive LGBT curriculum.

The approaches used in ‘Educate & Celebrate’ have been recognised by Ofsted as ‘best practice’ for taking a whole-school approach to tackling homophobic bullying and ingrained attitudes in our schools ‘This approach has been highly successful‘ Ofsted February 2012. The ‘Educate & Celebrate’ programme is available to all schools, local authorities and workplaces to eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in line with Ofsted criteria and The Equality Act 2010. For help, advice, consultation and training please contact 

“We want as many schools as possible to tackle LGBT equality, we want every student to be proud of who they are. Educate & Celebrate is not just about fighting prejudice it’s about celebration” Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities

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Got chatting to lovely teachers at @gaystheword bookshop who were interested in @EducateCelebrat. I hope they check us out! #LGBTlivesmatter