Just Like Us' 2021 Role Model Awards winners announced for LGBT+ inclusion in schools

A London primary school teacher and students who formed a Pride Group in their Essex secondary school are both winners of Just Like Us’ 2021 Role Model Awards, after paving the way for LGBT+ inclusion and helping to tackle anti-LGBT+ bullying in their schools.

The Role Model Awards follow independent research by Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people's charity, that found LGBT+ school pupils are twice as likely to be bullied and experience suicidal thoughts. The independent research also found that schools having positive messaging about being LGBT+ is linked to school pupils having better mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether they are LGBT+ or not.

LGBT+ Inclusive Teacher of the Year