Everyone Matters

Raising awareness of the problems of homophobic bullying in schools. These resources feature role play scenarios to challenge both students and teachers to reflect on their own attitudes to this form of bullying.

Developed in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and Wandsworth and Waltham Forest local authorities, these resources feature role play scenarios to challenge both students and teachers to reflect on their own attitudes to this form of bullying.

The resource features:
  • Role play scenarios dramatised and filmed in Wandsworth schools
  • Teacher guidance videos featuring teachers and students exploring the material Leytonstone Business College in Waltham Forest
  • Supporting workshop material including testimony from a family of a murdered teenager
The Everyone Matters resources can be used across the curriculum in a variety of contexts, as is suggested within the guidance documents.
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PC John Frame Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender (LGBT) Coordinator & Schools Liaison Officer: "Hate crime perpetrated towards LGBT people or people perceived to be LGBT stems from fear and a lack knowledge of anyone who is different. Projects like Everyone Matters is an excellent step forward as it allow us help educate people from a young age. It also gives role models to young people who are LGB or questioning their sexuality. It supports the view that it is good to be different and intolerance to someone who is LGB will not be tolerated by either the Education Authority and the Police.


Bob Usher- LGfL Content Manager: "We are pleased to have been able to develop this important resource for London schools. Featuring the staff and students from London schools, we hope to have been able to empower students to challenge negative attitudes in some school contexts and wider society"  
Bullying can be an emotive subject. It is important to consider strategies for engaging all learners in the work safely and without loss of focus. The Everyone Matters materials are supported by teaching and learning resources designed to engage all classes in the learning process. This level of support it provided to encourage all teachers to use the Everyone Matters within their own teaching context.

Each of the activities in the lesson is supported by generic teaching guidance for different types of activities that can be used to structure and develop student activities.

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