3 tips when supporting transgender students in school

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In 2023, more young people are exploring their sexual identity than ever before. In this blog, we explore three ways in which school staff can best support these students and create an environment in which they feel safe, and respected and will thrive both personally and academically.

Support services

Pastoral staff in a school must know how to access resources and associated support services specifically designed for transgender pupils. Pupils who are exploring their gender identity are like to feel unsure about a lot of the feelings that they are experiencing and will need someone in school they can approach to discuss their concerns. A few key tips for staff who are approached for support by a transgender pupil are:

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