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Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

East Sussex County Council are reviewing Czone and the Virtual School Bag (VSB). To have your say, please complete the online survey. Closing date is 17 December.

4. Toolkits, resources and guidance from East Sussex County Council

Trans inclusion - schools toolkit

Guidance to help your school staff support transgender and gender questioning pupils, including testimonies from members of the LGBT community.

Race equality guidance

This guidance has been developed by the Children’s Services department for the schools in East Sussex. It supports a preventative and whole-school approach to promote race equality.

Equality in East Sussex Children's Centres

A good practice guide, including ensuring fair access, effective engagement with people from minority backgrounds, and ensuring personal safety and tackling harassment.

Hate incident reporting guidance

Information on the process and working definitions to enable schools to identify, monitor and respond to hate incidents and prejudice-based bullying.

LGBT+ equals me – a skip, a hop and a jump

Beginning in 2019,  East Sussex young people took part in a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported by the council’s youth service looking into local LGBT history.

The project was called ‘LGBT+ equals me – a skip, a hop and a jump’. It aimed to highlight the little-known history of East Sussex’s LGBT communities. Young people could look at archives and visit cultural sites and museums, as well as record interviews with older member of the local LGBT community.

Young people produced artwork, posters, short films and eight ‘oral history’ interviews between younger and older LGBT people about their experiences and exploring how attitudes have changed.

The work was planned for tour local secondary schools. However because of the pandemic this wasn’t possible. Instead a virtual exhibition was created

We have produced a Year 9 English scheme of work for East Sussex schools to tie in with the project, making links to the work of Charleston’s Bloomsbury set. These resources are intended for use in school and may not be accessible for online use:

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