Documents and Resources for the Further Education Sector

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) has placed a free e-learning resource on its website, click to access. They have developed this to; “assist teaching and administrative staff in further education to (a) understand the issues faced by gender variant students and teachers and (b) respond appropriately to those whose gender experience and/or expression falls outside the typical binary man/woman expectations. Governors, management, trades’ unions and students’ unions will also benefit from an understanding of the issues faced by trans people; all must share in the corporate responsibility to provide a safe, inclusive and healthy environment for them.”

Guidance on trans equality in post-school education.  Trans equality matters in post-school education.  Our education institutions should be places where all can learn or work with dignity and respect.  This guidance provides information and suggests effective approaches for ensuring that trans equality is embedded in all policies and practices in post school education. It is relevant for education providers, managers, staff, students, students’ unions, trade unions and other sector organisations.  Produced by The Forum on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Post-School Education, January 2012.

Trans Staff and Students in Higher Education – Revised version 2010.  This guidance for higher education institutions covers issues relating to trans staff and students. It will help institutions to meet their legal responsibilities, ensure their policies and procedures better meet the needs of trans people, and most importantly, provide effective support to staff and students during transition.  This practical resource is a must for staff who are supporting a trans colleague or student, and can also be used to increase awareness of gender identity issues.  It should also inform the development of institutional policies and processes to support, and combat discrimination against, trans staff and students.  By the Equality Challenge Unit.