Stonewall UK’s Train the Trainer courses give school staff the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence to train colleagues on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying. After attending the course, your school will join a growing network of Stonewall School Champions. As a Stonewall School Champion you will promote a safe and inclusive learning environment where students and staff alike celebrate difference and challenge prejudice. As part of the Stonewall School Champion network you will have access to a range of benefits including resources, ongoing guidance and free benchmarking and seminars.
Course Facilitators: Nikki Able and Martin Thompson
Nikki is a leading advocate for promoting the safety, welfare and happiness of pupils in schools. In her role as Deputy Head at Uffculme School Nikki has transformed SMSC provision across the whole school, ensuring that topics such as diversity and inclusion feature strongly in the PSHE programme for the school. Having worked in education for thirteen years and with one of her current roles being staff development Nikki is highly skilled in delivering training to staff.
Martin is an experienced Head of Year at Uffculme School. He has responsibility for leading a tutor team and is committed to providing pupils with the pastoral support they need to achieve the most from their time at school. Being a firm believer in tackling prejudice in schools Martin took a lead in attaining 'Stonewall School Champion' status for Uffculme School. He has seen the benefits of this work in his own school and is passionate about facilitating this training with other schools. Prior to entering training as an RE teacher Martin worked for 10 years as a youth worker and then youth work consultant, working in a wide variety of settings with young people of all communities, cultures and backgrounds.