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Olivia Dickinson has 20 years’ experience in children’s media, across Amazon, the BBC, Nickelodeon and Sky Kids.
Olivia provides training for school staff and trainee teachers on how to challenge gender sterotypes, as well as consulting for children's TV and digital companies on how to ensure programmes and content are inclusive. She is also a primary school governor.
Olivia is a member of the executive group responsible for diversity and inclusion at The Children’s Media Foundation, was deputy chair for the DfE advisory panel on apps for home learning in 2019 and she has an MA in early childhood studies.
The new RSE curriculum requires primary schools to teach children what gender stereotypes are but how and why should they be challenged? Olivia Dickinson recommends some practical approaches and useful resources
Why are certain rules included in your policy? Olivia Dickinson asks you to examine what is in your policy, why, and suggests what to consider when creating it
Carrying out a gender audit can help to identify and challenge gender stereotypes. Olivia Dickinson provides a checklist and guidance to audit areas in and out of the classroom
Gender stereotypes and inequalities that arise from them can be harmful to boys in education and beyond. Olivia Dickinson describes how challenging them can benefit boys
Do the media and resources you use in the classroom provide a balanced representation of male and female characters? Olivia Dickinson outlines practical steps for carrying out a gender audit