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Do I have to tell teachers in my school that I am transitioning/have transitioned?

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You do not have to disclose to schools that you are transitioning but it may be in your best interests to do so.  If you have started to transition or have transitioned you may need to make them aware of your preferred name and gender and discuss with them which facilities you would prefer to use e.g. male or female toilets. 

Where possible, the school should try to accommodate your preferences. Any information you choose to disclose to the school about your transition should be treated as strictly confidential and will require your consent to be disclosed to others. All schools have received guidance from the Education Authority on how to support transgender pupils and to treat you respectfully. 

If you need further advice on how to inform your school that you are transitioning/have transitioned, contact Belfast Trans Resource Centre by clicking the link below.

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