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LGBT+ education: How to have conversations with parents

Primary schools educate pupils about LGBT+ as part of an inclusive and welcoming ethos but sometimes this can lead to concerns from parents about what their children are being taught. Jack Lynch and Mel Lane discuss how we can respond
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Are you an inclusive school that celebrates diversity with an ethos of compassion, trust and respect? Do you already teach about different cultures, faiths, and other protected characteristics, helping children develop empathy and kindness towards themselves and others?

Maybe you even already do some teaching around LGBT+ issues and history – especially during Pride month. Perhaps you are looking to improve LGBT+ education in your school as part of an inclusive and welcoming ethos.

Having worked with thousands of teachers and schools across the UK, one thing is abundantly clear. Most schools want to create an inclusive environment for all their pupils, including those who are LGBT+, and are actively trying to make this part of their school's culture.

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