Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2020

Supporting transgender young people - Guidance for schools in Scotland

What is this?

​​This resource from LGBT Youth Scotland aims to help primary and secondary education staff support transgender children and young people. It is informed by the experiences of young people and teachers and aims to assist in creating a positive school ethos, where all young people, including transgender young people, can benefit from respectful relationships and achieve their full potential.

This resource addresses the most common concerns from schools and teachers when supporting transgender young people as well as offering proactive advice and guidance on how to ensure schools are inclusive environments for all learners.

Who is this for?

​Primary and secondary practitioners.


PDF file: Supporting Transgender Young People

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How to use this Learning and assessment resource to improve practice

This resource can be used to support schools to develop an inclusive environment. It explores the ways that potential barriers to inclusion can be overcome. A whole school approach is outlined as well as practical support for individual children and young people.

Improvement questions

  • How well do we ensure that all children feel safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included?