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Growing Trans & Non-Binary Awareness

  • 8 January 2025 & 2 July 2025
  • 4pm - 5.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

We’ve teamed up with Diverse Educators to deliver a two-part course on Transgender and Non-Binary awareness, to help people finding confidence in understanding, supporting and making space for Gender Diverse people.

Silhouettes of various people, one carrying a Pride flag, in front of a rainbow heart.

Working with Diverse Educators, who provide support, training and resources around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in education, this 2 part course will support you in:

  • Sharing the lived educational experience of LGBT+ gender diverse people.
  • Becoming conscious of the additional barriers gender diverse young people may face in schools.
  • Becoming conscious of the historical and current statutory guidance and legislation in relation to supporting gender diverse people.
  • Building confidence through exploring the developing language around gender identity and expression.
  • Exploring the distinction between sex, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • Building confidence and competence in supporting trans young people as they come out in an educational space.
  • Growing confidence and competence in challenging transphobic language.
  • Developing competence in reimagining our educational spaces, and making them more diverse, equitable, and inclusive of gender diverse people.

To get the most out of the course, you will need to attend both sessions. Each session will allow time at the end for a Q&A.

  • Part 1: 8 January 2025
  • Part 2: 2 July 2025

Speaker Info: Jo Brassington

Jo Brassington is an associate trainer. They are a former primary school teacher and the Co-Founder of Pride and Progress, a podcast and soon to be book for LGBTQIA+ educators.



  • Technology: Zoom (& TBC)
  • Captioning: AI-Generated
  • Breakout rooms: Yes

If you would like to request presentation slides, questions and provocations in advance of the session, please get in touch with Speakers may decline sharing this information on the basis of protecting their intellectual property or for other reasons and we cannot therefore guarantee availability for all events.

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This event is free for Music Mark Members.

Non-Member Ticket: £25(+VAT)

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About the Provider

Diverse Educators

Diverse Educators has moved from being a grassroots network to Diverse Educators Ltd. We have evolved into a training company due to the demands of our community. We are committed to moving the agenda forwards regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our school system. We work with state schools, independent schools and international schools to support them with their DEI strategy and their DEI training needs.

Music Mark

We are a membership organisation, Subject Association, and an Arts Council England Investment Principles Support Organisation (IPSO) advocating for excellent musical learning in and out of school.