National Guidance and Signposting

Access national guidance from a range of sources – including The Scottish Government, The National Parent Forum of Scotland and teaching unions – and find signposting opportunities.

Scottish Government Policy and Guidance

Guidance Note to Education Authorities on LGBT Inclusive Education

This joint guidance note from The Scottish Government and COSLA details the national commitment to delivering LGBT Inclusive Education.

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LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group Report to the Scottish Ministers

This report contains the full recommendations made by the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group, which were accepted in 2018 by The Scottish Government. These recommendations underpin the national policy approach for the implementation of LGBT Inclusive Education throughout 2021 and beyond.

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Supporting Transgender Pupils In Schools

This guidance from The Scottish Government contains real-life examples, best practice and advice on a wide range of issues that are known to affect transgender pupils including bullying, safety and privacy.

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Addressing Inclusion

Health and Wellbeing (Early, First, Second, Third and Fourth, Senior) This resource provides information and guidance to school staff on addressing homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in Scottish schools and has been written to complement Respect for All: The National Approach to Anti Bullying for Scotland’s Children and Young People. Respect for All is for everyone involved in children’s and young people’s lives and highlights the responsibility of all to work to prevent and address bullying in Scotland.

Information for Parents and Carers

This fact sheet from The National Parent Forum of Scotland provides information for parents and carers about what LGBT Inclusive Education is.


This resource explains what’s happening in schools, what parents and carers can expect their child to learn about, and how to get involved in their child’s learning.

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Trade Union Guidance

LGBT Guidelines

This guidance is intended to inform and support EIS members who identify as LGBT specifically, as well as EIS members generally, on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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Equality for Trans Teachers Scotland

The NASUWT believes that all pupils/students and staff in schools and colleges have a right to learn and work in a safe and secure environment where they are treated with dignity and feel valued and respected. 

This guidance aims to provide an overview of the law and to support employers of teachers to ensure their workplaces are trans-inclusive.