Misogyny & Harassment Staff Training

Since Sarah Everard’s murder, Ofsted’s report on sexual harassment in schools and the arrest of Andrew Tate, schools are waking up to the alarming prevalence of sexist behaviour, child-on-child abuse and misogynistic attitudes amongst both students and staff.

  • Almost a third of teenage girls say they’ve been sexually assaulted at school
  • Almost 80% of girls say sexual assault happens ‘sometimes’ or ‘a lot’ between people of their age at secondary schools and colleges
  • 75% of girls report that pressure to provide sexual images of themselves happens ‘sometimes’ or ‘a lot’

Female staff members up and down the country are reporting more overt disrespect and misogyny from male students. Many have experienced it displayed by male staff members.

  • A recent NASUWT poll that found 72% of female teachers have been victims of misogyny in their school; 60% have experienced misogyny from pupils.

The disparity between men and women is baked into our systems and consciousness and results in women and girls everywhere continuing to be treated prejudicially, sexually harassed and abused. In order to properly address this in our schools it is essential that all staff begin to notice and address their own unconscious bias and are equipped to challenge sexist behaviour and assumptions in the classroom.

This training is a fascinating and challenging wake up call to proactively counter the culture that fosters inequality and abuse. Absolutely essential for every teacher and support staff member it will address:

  • unconscious bias and systemic sexism
  • what sexual harassment is and how to address it
  • masculinity and tackling the influence of Andrew Tate on boys
  • what consent really means and how to teach about it
  • developing a whole school approach to misogynistic behaviour
  • how to empower female staff members to deal with misogynistic students
  • how to discuss and challenge the harmful effects of pornography
  • recognising and addressing both low level and overt misogyny
  • becoming anti-sexist: implications for policy and practice
  • how to empower young girls to know their rights and feel able to speak out for them
  • how to equip all genders to stand up for the rights of others.

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