Good Practice in Action

A note from the winner of our Good Practice Awards, 2023

Abbie Freel is the Personal Development and Wellbeing Lead at Ormiston Herman Academy in Great Yarmouth. OHA was one of the 15 schools participating in a pilot last year to trial an adapted version of Lifting Limits’ Gender Equality in Schools programme, which will enable us to scale our work across the country.… Read more

Clever boys and pretty girls

Lifting Limits has recently featured in the March/April 2023 edition of the NEU’s magazine Educate.

Sarah Thompson from the NEU explores how Lifting Limits is helping to break down gender stereotypes in schools.

With thanks for the support from our partner schools Packmoor Ormiston Academy (Stoke on Trent), Fleet Primary school (Camden) and Barnham CEVC Primary (Suffolk), as well as our very own Head of Education Kirsty Ruthven.… Read more

A year to clean five schools of sexism – shouldn’t others do the same?

Journalist Donna Ferguson visited one of our pilot schools, spoke to the children and staff, interviewed our CEO Caren and wrote about our successful pilot year for Guardian Education in November, the week we published our final evaluation.

A class of 10-year-olds are sitting on the carpet looking at their teacher with open mouths.

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Top tips to tackle gender stereotypes in education

Caren and Olivia contributed to a video at the Gender Action launch event on how to challenge gender stereotypes in nurseries, schools and colleges.

Olivia asks teachers to think about the language they are using in the classroom, and Caren suggests that, even if challenging stereotypes can seem like too big a task to take on, you just need to start somewhere…

Watch the video below or head over to the Gender Action blog.… Read more

Challenging stereotypes in schools, for everyone

Olivia wrote a post for issue 7 of Sonshine, a magazine about raising boys for an equal world.

She writes about how the Lifting Limits programme benefits boys as much as girls:

At Lifting Limits, we often want to know if there’s anything particular that’s happening at the school that has made them want to sign up to the programme.

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