Sex Matters in Schools webinar 4th July 2022



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Together with Maya Forstater and Helen Joyce of Sex Matters, barrister Alice de Coverley and campaigner Stephanie Davies-Arai present the schools guidance produced by Transgender Trend and Sex Matters – Sex and gender identity: keep your pupils safe and comply with the law.

This webinar covers the key issues for school leaders and education professionals: admissions, safeguarding, single-sex spaces, sports and teaching and learning.

Alice de Coverley of 3PB Chambers is a barrister specialising in education, equality and public law. She regularly acts on behalf of children and young people, vulnerable adults, parents and carers, schools, local authorities, charities and NGOs, government departments, students and universities. She is a published author on judicial review and school exclusions, and an expert on child safeguarding, particularly following her work on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Her expertise was invaluable in drawing up the Sex Matters/Transgender Trend schools guidance.

Stephanie Davies-Arai is the founder and director of Transgender Trend, the leading UK organisation calling for evidence-based healthcare for gender-dysphoric children and science-based teaching in schools. She was shortlisted for the John Maddox science prize in 2018 for her schools guide: Supporting gender diverse and trans-identified students in schools. In 2022 she received a British Empire Medal for services to children in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list.

Maya Forstater is co-founder and executive director of Sex Matters, a human rights organisation that campaigns for clarity about sex in the law and everyday life. Her claim for discrimination against her former employer resulted in a landmark finding that “gender-critical” beliefs are protected under UK equality and anti-discrimination law.

Helen Joyce is a journalist and author of Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality, an Amazon top ten bestseller, and Times of London and Spectator book of the year. Helen is currently on extended leave from The Economist, where she has held several senior staff positions, to work as director of advocacy for Sex Matters. Her newsletter can be found at thehelenjoyce.com.

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