George White is a transgender man and a Catholic teacher of Religious Education at St. Paul’s Catholic school in Leicester which is the school he attended as a child. In 2009, he was baptised in the school chapel at the age of 16. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Theology from Heythrop College, University of London and an MA in Global Ethics and Human Values from King’s College London. Prior to beginning his teacher training, he spent a year living with two religious order communities in Macclesfield and London assisting with the running of retreats. He also holds a Secondary PGCE in Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.
He is also a trustee of two inclusive Catholic organisations; Quest where he leads on education and a trustee at Million Minutes where he leads on safeguarding. He has delivered conferences on LGBT+ Inclusion in Catholic Schools to the NEU, Schools Inclusion Alliance, ASCL and more. George has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Leicester and GB News to discuss the importance of making Catholic schools more inclusive for the LGBT+ community. In addition, he is a published author having contributed to Diverse Educators: The Manifesto with a piece which focuses on the protected characteristics of religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
George now teaches part time and is offering CPD for educators, schools and teacher training colleges who want to explore the ways in which they make Catholic spaces more inclusive of the LGBT+ community.