Teaching on sex, gender and gender identity in initial teacher education

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Dear University of the Highlands and Islands,

I would like to request the following information under FOISA.

Have any of the following groups been involved in any capacity in delivering initial teacher education (ITE) at UHI, including through the direct provision of workshops, lectures or seminars, training of ITE staff, curriculum planning and/or other means?

Time for Inclusive Education
Stonewall (including Stonewall Scotland)
LGBT Youth Scotland
Gendered Intelligence
Mermaids
Transgender Trend
LGB Alliance

If yes, please provide details of involvement (e.g. on which programme/s, number of sessions taught etc.), including copies of supporting material (e.g. slides etc) where these are available.

Will any of the above groups be involved in ITE in any capacity this academic year? If yes, please provide details as above.

Are any of the above groups involved in ongoing planning for ITE? If yes, please provide as much detail on type of involvement as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Y Alexander

FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Y Alexander,

Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Thank you for your enquiry, which has been logged and passed to the relevant department within the University for processing. Please quote reference number FOI 080 should you need to contact the University regarding this request.

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If you have any questions regarding your request for information, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Christine Shaw

Christine Shaw
Corporate Governance Officer | Oifigear Riaghlaidh Corporra

[email address]

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FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Y Alexander,

Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

I refer to your request for information received on the 24 August 2022, relating to teaching on sex, gender, and gender identity in initial teacher education request number - FOI 080.

Please find our response as follows:

Q) Have any of the following groups been involved in any capacity in delivering initial teacher education (ITE) at UHI, including through the direct provision of workshops, lectures or seminars, training of ITE staff, curriculum planning and/or other means?

A) Time for Inclusive Education
Time for Inclusive Education provided two workshops in 21 - 22, one for the Primary PGDE Students (English and Gaelic Medium), and one for the Secondary PGDE students (English and Gaelic medium). Any support materials or links they provided to students are no longer available due to preparations for the start of our 22- 23 PGDE programme this week. They are booked to provide the same input this year.

Please note that the University of the Highlands and Islands operates as a collegiate federal partnership comprising of twelve independent further and higher education colleges, specialist colleges and research institutions. A list of contact details for our partner organisations is available at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/campuses and further information about the University is available online at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en

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Finally, should you wish to discuss the contents of this response then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Christine

Christine Shaw
Corporate Governance Officer | Oifigear Riaghlaidh Corporra

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for this very prompt reply to my request, and for providing the information I sought. I am very impressed with the efficiency with which you responded. Please convey my thanks and appreciation to those involved.

Yours sincerely,

Y Alexander

FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Y Alexander,

Thanks for your response.

I have conveyed your thanks and appreciation to those involved.

Kindest regards,
Christine

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