LGBT inclusion in the curriculum and classroom

Ashley Lodge draws on new guidance to outline how leaders can work to adopt a more LGBT-inclusive approach in their primary curriculum and across their schools

In Britain today, 20,000 young people are thought to be growing up with same-sex parents and many children have lesbian, gay, bi and trans parents or family (Stonewall, 2019). And yet, almost half (45 per cent) of LGBT pupils report being bullied because of who they are and two in five (40 per cent) say they have never been taught anything about LGBT issues (Stonewall, 2017).

Schools have the power to create learning environments that reflect the modern world, not only by helping to build greater tolerance and acceptance among all students, but also by creating safe spaces where every pupil can feel that they belong.

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