Having taught in a primary school for eight years, her decision to come to work as a woman led to two years of legal battles, before she eventually got her job back in 2013. She left after a term, and is now working to support other transgender teachers across the country.
- "Transgender issues are just so badly handled in schools. I had nothing but fantastic support from parents and pupils, but my headteacher said it would be easier if I found somewhere else to work."
She was listed number 23 in the Rainbow List 2015. The citation said:
- "Roche campaigns for transgender issues and works for trans teachers to remain in work while transitioning. She co-founded Trans Workers UK and the Trans Teachers Network. She received the NUT's Blair Peach Award this year, for outstanding contribution to equality.
- https://junoroche.wordpress.com/ Juno Roche's blog
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- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/some-teachers-are-lgbt-get-over-it-9334115.html Sarah Cassidy, "Some teachers are LGBT. Get over it!", The Independent, 12 May 2014
- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/therainbowlist/rainbow-list-2015-1-to-101-a6731391.html Sarah Morrison, "Rainbow List 2015". Independent on Sunday, 15 November 2015