Pride in Education 3 global equality inclusion conference set to take place

#PrideInEducation3 is back for the third time, as the first-ever global equality inclusion conference aimed at educators, teachers, publishers, and anyone looking to make education more inclusive.

This three-day event will take place online on 11-13 June 2021 and draws together 48 international speakers from four continents over three days, examining best practice aspects across all areas of education, including the Further Education (FE) sector.

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There will be panel discussions, knowledge sharing with live Q&As, presentations from researchers and academics, practical workshops covering curriculum design and content, wellbeing and self-care. 

The conference, which is free to attend, is supported by a range of community and media partners and powered by Zoom, with the support of myGwork and Trans in the City.

 “The ongoing pandemic has had serious implications for the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people. School closures and lockdown have negatively impacted on everyone, but even more so on LGBTQ+ people trapped in homophobic and transphobic households. It is of the utmost importance that teachers and educators continue to provide an inclusive and compassionate education. This conference was put together to ensure LGBTQ+ people continue to be visible and celebrated,” says conference organiser, Laila El-Metoui.

"The Trevor Project 2020 reports that LGBTQ+ helplines are currently experiencing double the number of calls. In addition to raising awareness of these issues and their impact on the lives, #PrideInEducation3 will provide the practical tools needed to educate and empower practitioners to ensure improved inclusion and the celebration of LGBTQ+ lives in education," she adds.

View the agenda and book your free ticket.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laila El-Metoui

Further information

Laila is a Further Education teacher and teacher trainer with a curriculum background in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). She advocates for a bias aware, trauma informed and compassionate curriculum.

She was instrumental in setting up the London branch of NATECLA and as well as Queering the ESOL Curriculum in the UK. She is the founder of Educating OUT Racism and Pride in Education (quarterly global virtual conferences) and is a member of DiversED. Laila set up and chairs Proud London Councils, the Pan London Forum for LGBT + staff network in local authorities.

She has been leading on LGBT+ inclusion in the public sector for 25 years and won Stonewall Lesbian Role Model of the Year (2020). Her published work includes Teaching and Education resources for Twilight People and Rainbow Pilgrims.

In 2020 Laila spoke at the SET Conference on 'Power and Compassion - Practical tips for decolonising the FE Curriculum: A conversation with Naffy, Elizabeth and Laila'. To find out more about this year's SET Conference and book your place, please visit our SET Conference pages