Tackling sexism in schools: Teacher training event

Posted on 16.12.19

Book your place at UK Feminista’s teacher training event on tackling sexism in schools.

Date: Tuesday 11th February 2020

Time: 15.00 – 18.00

Venue: East Barnet School, Chesnut Grove, Barnet, EN4 8PU.

Hosted by East Barnet School, this training event will equip you with the tools to challenge sexism in the classroom and adopt a whole school approach to tackling sexism – including sexual harassment, sexist language and gender stereotyping.

The training will enable you to:

  • Understand the impact of sexism and sexual harassment on students and teachers.
  • Challenge sexist language and gender stereotyping in the classroom.
  • Develop a whole school approach to tackling sexism.
  • Learn how to meet Ofsted and legal requirements to tackle sexism and sexual harassment.
Who is the training for?

The training is for all secondary school staff. Participants will be equipped with tools to cascade learning in their school.

How much does it cost?

The training costs £150 per person.

How do I book?



Why do teachers need training on tackling sexism?

Research commissioned by UK Feminista and the National Education Union shows that sexism in schools is widespread.  Findings from the research include:

  • Over a third (37%) of girls in mixed-sex secondary schools have been sexually harassed.
  • 64% of teachers in mixed-sex secondary schools hear sexist language in schools on at least a weekly basis.
  • Just one in five (20%) secondary school teachers has received training in recognising and tackling sexism as part of their Initial Teacher Education.
  • Over half (64%) of secondary school teachers are unsure or not aware of the existence of any policies and practices in their school related to preventing sexism.

Read the report “It’s just everywhere”: A study on sexism in schools and how we tackle it (PDF).

Teacher training testimonials

“A timely and informative session that led to valuable and challenging discussion both on the day itself and beyond. Resources were used well to support the training which was well suited to meet the particular needs in our school’s context. I would recommend this thought provoking INSET to all teachers and the student resources trialed on the day will benefit any PSHE and Sex and Relationships Education.”

“Brilliant session – really useful and should be an essential requirement of teacher training.”

“Really enjoyed the session and now I feel more confident challenging gender inequality in the classroom.”

For more information please email education@ukfeminista.org.uk.