The ‘All Together Now’ programme is focused on addressing anti-LGBTQ+ bullying in primary schools in Ireland.
All Together Now is composed of four lessons based on the SPHE curriculum for 5th and 6th classes in primary schools. The lessons take an equality and human rights approach to respect, inclusion, and homophobic and transphobic bullying.
The lesson plans for All Together Now include slides, scenarios, discussion questions and other tools for teaching pupils. Pupils are taught about types of identity-based bullying, based on the nine grounds of the Equality Acts and the Department of Education’s Action Plan on Bullying. They are also taught about bullying behaviours such as verbal, physical and cyber bullying, and social isolation.
All Together Now was commissioned by Belong To with funding from the Department of Education. The research took place from 2015-2016 and was led by Dr Bernie Collins, Dr Seline Keating and Professor Mark Morgan from St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University.