LGBT Issues in Education

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Matthew Davidson

Dear Aberdeen City Council,

(1) Please could you indicate the number of homophobic incidents targeted at pupils, reported in each of your schools (listed individually by name and number) that were reported in the 2016 - 2017 academic year?

(2) Please could you indicate the number of homophobic incidents targeted at staff, reported in each of your schools (listed individually by name and number) that were reported in the 2016 - 2017 academic year?

(3) Please indicate which of your schools have received staff training on dealing with LGBT issues and from whom (e.g. from a specific external organisation or the council).

(4) Please list which schools have either achieved Bronze, Silver or Gold, or are registered with LGBT Youth Scotland's School Charter Mark.

(5) For clarity and to put the above into perspective, please indicate the total number of schools in your council.

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Davidson

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Education, Aberdeenshire Council

Dear Matthew Davidson

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“The Act”)

 

We refer to your request dated 11/06/2017 18:15, for the following
information regarding LGBT Issues in Education. 

 

We confirm that the Council holds the following information, which we
believe satisfies your request.

 

(1) Please could you indicate the number of homophobic incidents targeted
at pupils, reported in each of your schools (listed individually by name
and number) that were reported in the 2016 - 2017 academic year?

There has been a total of 2 incidents targeted at pupils in the 2016/17
academic year.  Due to the low number we are unable to list the schools
where this happed as this could lead to the identification of the
individuals involved.

 

(2) Please could you indicate the number of homophobic incidents targeted
at staff, reported in each of your schools (listed individually by name
and number) that were reported in the 2016 - 2017 academic year?

There have not been any incidents targeted at staff in the 2016/17
academic year.

 

(3) Please indicate which of your schools have received staff training on
dealing with LGBT issues and from whom (e.g. from a specific external
organisation or the council).

Aberdeenshire Council have held two full day training sessions on
supporting transgender young people which was open to all schools.  Each
training session was led by LGBT Youth Scotland which had attendees from
numerous schools including primaries.

 

(4) Please list which schools have either achieved Bronze, Silver or Gold,
or are registered with LGBT Youth Scotland's School Charter Mark.

Banchory Academy, Turriff Academy and Meldrum Academy have all registered
with LGBT Youth Scotland’s School Charter Mark.

 

(5) For clarity and to put the above into perspective, please indicate the
total number of schools in your council.

Aberdeenshire Council has a total of 173 schools, 152 Primary, 17 Academy
and 4 Special Schools.

 

 

Please contact me as the officer responsible for responding to your
request if you have any further queries.

 

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with this response, please refer
to the further information below.

 

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

Education & Children's Services

 

 

 

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