Free training for UNISON schools members

UNISON West Sussex is excited to announce a special course for UNISON members working in schools on gender diversity. This will be delivered by Mermaids charity on Tuesday 21st April 2020 in Brighton.

What will the course cover?

  • Understanding gender identity and gender diversity
  • LGBT+ terminology
  • Challenges faced by trans young people
  • Transition pathways, including healthcare
  • Changing names, systems and forms
  • Legal responsibilities: the Equality Act, hate crime incidents, transphobia
  • Managing single-sex spaces
  • Improving LGBT+ equality and diversity: policies, guidance, recommended resources

This training is provided free to all members who work in schools and similar environments.

To apply:

  1. Download and complete the application form.
  2. Send your completed application form to the branch for authorisation by Thursday 2nd April 2020. Email the form to or post to the branch office: UNISON West Sussex, County Hall, West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RQ.

Download course flyer here.