Teacher training

Posted on 11.12.17

UK Feminista offers a range of training services that support schools to tackle sexism and promote sex equality throughout the school community.


Why do schools need teachers trained in how to tackle sexism?

Research by UK Feminista and the National Education Union, “It’s just everywhere”: Sexism in schools and how we tackle it (2017), revealed:

Sexism and sexual harassment are commonplace in schools.

  • Over a third (37%) of girls in mixed-sex schools have been sexually harassed.
  • A quarter (25%) of secondary school teachers say they witness gender stereotyping and discrimination in their school on a daily basis.

Teachers report feeling ill-equipped to tackle sexism in the classroom.

  • 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.


Tailored training for schools

What we offer
UK Feminista can provide half- or full-day teacher training packages tailored to your school’s needs, delivered at your school.

Training content
This training enables school staff to:

  • Understand the impact of sexism and sexual harassment on students and teachers
  • Develop a whole school approach to tackling sexism
  • Implement a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment
  • Challenge sexist language and gender stereotyping in the classroom
  • Learn how to meet Ofsted and legal requirements to tackle sexism and sexual harassment

To enquire about tailored training for your school please email education@ukfeminista.org.uk


CPD training days

In 2019 UK Feminista will be running a series of one-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events for teachers on how to tackle sexism in schools. Full details will be announced in the new year.

If you are interested in attending one of UK Feminista’s CPD events and would like to receive further details please email education@ukfeminista.org.uk