Writing & Resources

Here is some more information about my writing projects including links to a number of downloadable resources that provide support around equalities, bullying and reading.

Every Child, Every Family


A resource written for NEU which supports primary schools in using storybooks to promote LGBT inclusion.

Every Child, Every Family (NEU, 2019)

Breaking The Mould


An NUT project supporting primary schools to challenge gender stereotypes. Published resources include: Stereotypes Stop You Doing Stuff, Boys’ Things and Girls’ Things? and It’s Child’s Play.

Breaking The Mould (NUT, 2014)

Getting EVERYONE Reading For Pleasure


An NUT resource that supports schools to use literature to combat social exclusion and raise educational standards.

Getting EVERYONE Reading For Pleasure (NUT, 2016)

Undoing Homophobia In Primary Schools


A handbook for practitioners focusing on the work of the ESRC funded No Outsiders Project, which developed innovative approaches to addressing sexuality and gender equalities in primary education. No Outsiders was awarded the British Educational Research Association’s Practitioner Research Award in the schools category.

Undoing Homophobia in Primary Schools (Trentham, 2010)

Recent short articles

Will statutory PSHE make schools more LGBTQ friendly? (British Educational Research Association blo (Race Equality Teaching, 32 (2) Spring 2014 – Equalities in Education)

Pink is for girls and jobs are for boys – challenging gender stereotypes to advance equality (Race Equality Teaching, 32 (2) Spring 2014 – Equalities in Education)

Pink Hair and Paper Bags – challenging gender stereotypes in literacy hour (The Teacher, Feb 2014)

Breaking The Mould (The Teacher, Sept 2013)

Breaking The Mould: Children’s books that challenge gender stereotypes
(Write4Children, June 2013)

Out In School


A resource for secondary schools to help them to talk about sexual orientation and combat homophobia across the curriculum.

Out In School (Terrence Higgins Trust, 2009)

Glad to be inclusive?


An article that appeared in Learning for Life, the journal for PSHE and careers coordinators.

Glad to be inclusive? (Learning for Life, Jan 2007)

Deconstructing heteronormativity in primary schools in England: cultural approaches to a cultural phenomenon

(co-author with Renee DePalma)

Chapter in Confronting Homophobia in Educational Practice (Ed. Lutz van Dijk and Barry van Driel, 2007).

Deconstructing heteronormativity in primary schools in England
(Routledge, 2010)

Stand Up For Us

(principle author and editor) 

A National Healthy Schools resource for schools on tackling homophobia.

Stand Up For Us (National Healthy School Standard, 2004)

Sexual Exclusion - homophobia and health inequalities


A review of health inequalities and social exclusion experienced by LGB people which was funded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation

Sexual Exclusion – homophobia and health inequalities (UK Gay Men’s Health Network, 2004)