New research with NEU on sexism in schools launched

Posted on 12.12.17
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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.

Read the report