Education & Training
Space Youth Project offers school-based workshops, assemblies and
training for professionals delivered by our experienced and qualified team.
We offer professional advice for schools, colleges, youth workers, social/health workers
or anyone wanting to support LGBT+ young people.
If you are interested in training for professionals, please contact us with details of training requirements.
Please be aware there may be cost implications to requested training.
Mel's Classroom Workshops
Mel is Space's Education Volunteer! She a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience, devoted to bringing LGBT+ inclusivity
into the classroom. She offers free workshops for education professionals on how to start that conversation with students.
With KS1children, Mel uses picture books to talk about the fact that families can be different but still share the same love.
She gets KS2/3 children talking about gender and how we shouldn’t
feel pressured to behave in a particular way because of it.
She also uses picture books to introduce what it’s like to be
transgender and talks about homophobic, biphobic, and
transphobic bullying and how to stop it.
Mel also offers staff training; 1:1 support for schools
with a transitioning child; and year group assemblies
on the theme of inclusivity for all ages.
If you are interested in Mel coming to your school, please email .
For more information you can access our resources which include helpful links and documents for both
schools and professionals such as curriculum posters, lesson plans, and inclusivity tips!
There are also some opportunities available for professionals and schools to get involved in
promoting inclusivity, for example the Stonewall Diversity Champion and The Rainbow Flag Award.
They also provide access to free e-learning, which you can find out more about below!
Stonewall Diversity Champion
The Diversity Champions programme is the leading employers' programme for ensuring all LGBT staff are accepted without exception in the workplace.
The Rainbow Flag Award
The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for all schools and colleges, focusing on LGBT+ inclusion and visibility.
GIRES has developed free
e-learning courses to help improve the care and support for trans individuals. These courses are relevant to schools, colleges, professionals and employers.