New research with NEU on sexism in schools launched
New research commissioned by UK Feminista and the National Education Union from the University of Warwick shows that sexism in schools is widespread. Findings from the research include:
- Over a third (37%) of girls at mixed-sex schools have been sexually harassed while at school.
- Over a third (34%) of primary school teachers say they witness gender stereotyping in their schools on at least a weekly basis.
- 64% of teachers in mixed-sex secondary schools hear sexist language in schools on at least a weekly basis.
The report calls on the Government, Ofsted and schools to take urgent action to challenge sexism and sexual harassment in schools.