Further Tutor Observers Training
My colleague Sarah Budd and I ran another Challenging Homophobic Langauge and Behaviour Training workshop for a group of 12 Tutor Observers on 27/08/14. This was well received and all staff engaged with the training session, which was aimed at ensuring all language used in the classroom is inclusive and tutors do not assume heterosexuality within groups of students.
The session was interactive and it gave staff the opportunity to speak openly about LGBT issues.
All training materials and handouts were emailed to each staff member, as well as a Tutor Observers checklist for their use during observation sessions.
We aim to offer further training on the next Staff Development Day in October 2014