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110: Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion

Welcome to season 7 of the Education on Fire Podcast which is focusing on Wellbeing.

My guest today is Shaun Dellenty who has worked in education for twenty years as a class teacher, school leader, improving schools consultant and school governor. In 2009, faced with significant homophobic bullying in his own London Primary School he responded by devising a ground-breaking (now multi-award) winning compassion based training approach to LGBT+ inclusion in learning communities ‘Inclusion For All.’ This programme continues to be delivered around the the U.K. and overseas.

In 2016 he was honoured by the U.K. Prime Minister for services to education and LGBT+ communities and in 2019 his first book ‘Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion’ was published by Bloomsbury Education. The book was immediately recommended in UK Parliament. Shaun works nationally and internationally, training school based staff, lecturing trainee teachers and recounting his inspiring journey from bullied teenager to nationally celebrated advocate to countless young people.His work has featured in the press and on television and is recommended by the Church of England and Faith and Beliefs Forum.
























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If you are new to the show here are the links to the beginning of each themed season so far.

Take a look back or visit for the first time.

The first 9 episodes discuss what we believe to be important in education.

009 : Season 2 Launch Show – Computing and technology

031 : What do the children think? How to be involved in season 3

040: Season 4 launch show – Music and the Arts in schools

071: Physical Education – Season 5 Launch Show

087: LitFilmFest English & Literacy Season 6 Launch


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