Outside the Box: promoting gender equality & tackling sexual harassment in schools

A resource for those working with children and young people of all ages, supporting them to promote gender equality throughout their settings and tackle sexism and sexual harassment.

This resource is aimed at helping educators transform the whole school environment into a space committed to promoting gender equality,
and tackling sexism and sexual harassment. It is a mix of policy guidance for schools and practical resources for engaging students.

It is split into four main sections:

  • Duties, policies and procedures
  • Changing the school environment
  • Teaching and learning
  • Activities and lesson plans

The resource also includes information about relevant legislation, as well as links to further reading and resources on the topic.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • use by school staff
  • use by staff working with children and young people of all ages

The resource does not include any safeguarding guidance, so staff should be aware of and follow the procedures for their setting and seek appropriate input/support if necessary.

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