In partnership with Let Toys be Toys, we have created a poster for teachers to display in the staff room. The poster includes top tips to tackle gender stereotyping through literacy, language and play in the classroom.
A recent Fawcett Society Literature Review shows that 45% of people said that when they were children, they experienced gender stereotyping as they were expected to behave in a certain way. Moreover, with more than half (51%) of people affected saying it constrained their career choices and 44% saying it harmed their personal relationships.
Teachers can use this poster:
- As a stimulus for discussion in staff meetings
- To share as a resource
- To display in the staff room as a reminder for your colleagues
- To share with parents as an example of good practice
This resource is provided as part of the Words for Work: Dream Big programme. Words for Work: Dream Big works together with schools and local businesses to support supporting Key Stage 1 pupils to develop their literacy skills, raise aspirations and challenge stereotypes.