Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

Aiming to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence.


Abbey (project teacher – primary) is a class teacher in a larger than average sized primary school. Almost all pupils are from a number of minority ethnic groups. A high proportion of pupils speak English as an Additional Language. The proportion of pupils deemed disadvantaged and supported through the pupil premium is well above average.


Ade (project teacher – primary) is PHSE subject leader and class teacher at a larger than average sized primary school. The school has a higher than average proportion of pupils with English as an Additional Language, pupils from a minority background and pupils who are eligible for pupil premium.


Carol (project teacher – secondary) is a part-time teacher of physics/science in a secondary school in Sheffield and founder/director of sex & relationships education provider “theCHAT”. The school has a growing number of students from minority ethnic groups. A slightly below average proportion of students is eligible for pupil premium and the proportion of students with special educational needs is below average.


Chella (project teacher – secondary) is a qualified teacher, education consultant, science communicator, comedy performer, artist and designer. She has recently moved on from her role as head of PSHE in a Sheffield secondary school to complete her Master’s Degree in Education focusing on changing attitudes to menstruation in secondary schools.


Ivonne  (project teacher – primary)  is a Reading Recovery teacher at an inner city primary school with a higher than average percentage of pupils in receipt of free school meals and around 74% speaking English as an Additional Language.


Kathryn (project teacher – primary) is a teacher in an affluent area of Sheffield, where the majority of pupils are of White British heritage and very few speak English as an additional language. The school has a strong emphasis on community cohesion and global citizenship.


Rebecca (project teacher – secondary) is head of PSHCE at an inner city secondary school. The school has approximately 50% of students from ethnic minorities and a large number of students speak English as an additional language. She is interested to see the difference in attitudes towards gender between different cultures.


Stephen (project teacher – EYFS) works in Foundation 1 (3 year olds) in a nursery attached to a larger than average-sized primary school in Barnsley. The large majority of pupils are White British with an above average number of pupils eligible for free school meals.






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