11.02 - Shaun Dellenty

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11.02 - Shaun Dellenty

Post by colin.hill » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:01 pm

Presentation Title:
Intersectional LGBT+ Inclusion
In this session Shaun Dellenty, ex primary school leader, multi-award winning LGBT+ advocate and author of the Bloomsbury book 'Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion' explores key learning, messages and strategies in terms of whole school intersectional approaches to compassionate LGBT+ inclusion based upon eleven years of international work in the field.

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Re: 11.02 - Shaun Dellenty

Post by ShaunDellenty » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:55 pm

I am looking forward to the conference and will be online following my session for some of the day. In the meantime thanks to Colin for setting up the conference and the forum. Have a good Easter weekend everyone.

'Celebrating Difference-A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion' by Shaun Dellenty is available on I Tunes and Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Celebrating-Di ... 1472961501

Connect and make bookings for school INSET, initial teacher training and student talks by emailing bookings@shaundellenty.com and www.shaundellenty.com

Shaun Dellenty Full Speaker Biography

Widely lauded as the one of the first UK primary school leaders to ‘come out’ as gay in 2009 in the national press and with over twenty-four years of education experience, Shaun Dellenty is a trainer, presenter, actor, Bloomsbury author and multi award-winning advocate for compassionate LGBT+ inclusion. A qualified ex headteacher, Shaun has worked in a variety of education contexts as teacher, school leader and in school improvement. He currently works as a freelance global diversity/LGBT+ consultant and advocate, being a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and a member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Practitioners in addition to serving as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is an advisor to the Global Equality Collective. To date Shaun has worked across twenty-five countries and delivered online educational and corporate LGBT+ advocacy globally. He has been named one of the 100 most influential LGBT people in the UK and named on The Guardian Global Diversity List Top 20 LGBT figures in public life in 2020. He was awarded Freedom of Southwark in 2016, Freedom of London in 2021 and designated a Point of Light by the Prime Minster for services to the LGBT+ community in 2016. In 2020 the Bishopsgate Institute in London established a legacy archive of his LGBT+ work and advocacy in perpetuity. Shaun’s work has been reported on national and international television and he has also featured in films, TV programmes and radio shows relating to the LGBT+ experience, including BBC’s Our School, the film After 82 and Soul Music for Radio 4.

Shaun’s LGBT+ advocacy began unexpectedly in November 2009, when his (then) London primary school discovered (via pupil surveys) that 75% of primary aged pupils were subjected to covert, daily homophobic bullying and abuse whether or not they identified as LGBT+ with 98% hearing the word ‘gay’ as a pejorative term.
This data triggered Shaun to ‘come out’ to his school community to serve as an authentic LGBT+ role model, he then devised ‘Inclusion For All’ a ground-breaking training suite to facilitate intersectional, compassionate LGBT+ inclusion in the UK education system, whilst effecting personal, cultural and organisational change in communities, schools, faith schools and other educational contexts, including work at business and parliamentary level. Shaun began recounting his inspiring personal story of ultimately thriving after child-hood homophobic bullying in school assemblies, youth clubs, faith groups, businesses and university lecture halls around the country and overseas.
Such was the rapid positive impact of the Inclusion For All programme on all levels of prejudice related bullying, Stonewall, the Department of Education, Her Majesty’s School Inspectorate OFSTED and the national and international media showed interest in Shaun’s life, journey and work empowering learning communities to take a more pro-active stance to positive LGBT+ inclusion, whilst giving a generation of education professionals permission to be their authentic selves at work.
Shaun has since gone on to speak at an extensive range of primary and secondary schools, teacher training establishments, faith schools, local authorities, hate-crime, police and anti-bullying organisations including; Amnesty International, National College of Teaching and Leadership, NSPCC, Kidscape, Open University, Liverpool Hope and John Moores Universities, London South Bank, Teach First, University of Cambridge, Lloyds of London, HSBC, Open University, Institute of Education, Universities of Hull, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Greenwich, Derby and Nottingham, House of Commons and many, many more.
Shaun has personally trained well over 100, 000 UK education professionals since 2009 and spoken to many thousands of young people. Via social media platforms he voluntarily supports numerous LGBT+ professionals around the world. He has delivered sessions at the European Human Rights Youth Centre in Budapest and is currently involved in a pan European programme spanning eight countries. Shaun has delivered TEDx talks and has had invitations to speak to audiences in America, Australia, Armenia and Nigeria, to name just a few.
Shaun's work has been the feature of numerous press articles, including Times Educational Supplement, Leadership Focus, Teach Wire, Huffington Post, The Guardian, London Evening Standard, The Telegraph and many more. A prolific writer and blogger, he has written articles for Teach Primary magazine, The Guardian, Gay Star News and many others. Shaun’s work has been cited in many online and university presentations. He has also had worked published in books by others.
Shaun has judged the Amnesty International Young Journalist of the Year Award and he supports Amnesty annually in the LGBT+ aspect of their teacher training programme and in the development of LGBT+ education resources. He also judges the ‘Little Rebels’ Book Award for Letterbox Library and Housmans Radical bookshop. In 2014 Shaun’s work was recommended by the Church of England and in 2018 by the Faith and Beliefs Forum.
Shaun has supported nationally funded UK organisations in the development of resources intended to facilitate positive LGBT+ inclusion in numerous contexts ranging from schools to youth services, to health care, these include: NSPCC, Safer Networks (subsequently winning them a major award) Show Racism The Red Card, Amnesty and leading teacher unions including the National Association of Headteachers. Shaun has advised on policy at the House of Commons and Lords and spoken at various Inside Government and advised on policy at party and cross-party conferences.
In 2018 Shaun began a pioneering three to five-year long-term strategy of work supporting the entire Isle of Man education authority to become more positively LGBT+ inclusive, in addition Shaun worked with politicians, police, LGBT Youth Group, Youth Services and parents of LGBT+ youth on Island. As a result, 2021 will see the first Isle of Man community Pride. Shaun’s work was praised in the official Parliamentary Hansard report. In May 2018 Shaun was invited to join the Advisory Board of the Centre for LGBTQ Inclusion In Education at Leeds Beckett University. Shaun’s first book for Bloomsbury Education ‘Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT Inclusion’ was published in May 2019, marking Shaun’s tenth year of work in the field. The book was recommended by Lord Cashman in UK Parliament in April 2019 and recorded in Hansard. The book is available on Amazon and I Tunes. Shaun delivered parliamentary presentations about the book and his approach to LGBT+ inclusion throughout 2019/2020. In 2019 Shaun began developing work in India. In 20121 he will continue his international advocacy across eight European countries.
Shaun was twice included on the Independent on Sunday ‘Pink List’ of the top 100 most influential LGBT+ people in the U.K. In 2016 Shaun was honoured with three major awards, including Freedom of Southwark, National Diversity Awards and a designation as a ‘Point of Light’ at a special ceremony at 10 Downing Street. The award was presented by the U.K. Prime Minister for his services to the LGBT+ and education communities. In 2020 Shaun was named one of the top 100 world leaders in diversity at a ceremony in Mumbai and later in the year he was named one of the twenty figures in public life by the Global Diversity List alongside figures such as ex-President Obama, Jacinda Ardern and Kamala Harris.
Selected Awards
• 2012 and 2013 the Independent on Sunday 'Pink List' of the 101 most influential LGBT people in the UK
• 2016 honoured with ‘Points of Light’ status by UK Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street
• Won 2016 ‘Education Champion Award’ at the National Diversity Awards
• 2016 honoured by the Mayor of Southwark at Southwark Cathedral with Highest Civic Honour Freedom of Southwark
• 2019 honoured at the Global Equality and Diversity Awards in London
• In 2020 Shaun was honoured as one the 101 Global Diversity and Inclusion leaders in Mumbai
• In 2020 Shaun was named a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching
• In 2020 Shaun became a member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals

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Re: 11.02 - Shaun Dellenty

Post by MissVerlander » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:25 am

Really interesting to hear your talk this morning! I'm currently trying to change my own school's attitude to LGBT+ but keep hitting resistance from senior members of the team. Any tips you might have on how I can ensure our LGBT+ community feel included would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Re: 11.02 - Shaun Dellenty

Post by JJagiello11 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:27 am

Thank you so much for sharing your life's journey, and that when we are called we have the courage to act. Thank you for reminding us of the accountability of our words, to remember us to be curious and compassionate, and above all to be kind to ourselves and others.

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