Northern Ireland: LGBT+ Training for all Derry Schools

Free LGBT+ Training for all Derry Schools Free Derry Museum 7th March We at Schools OUT UK, through our project OUTing the Past, together with several partners in Northern Ireland, helped put together the first exhibition of Northern Ireland of LGBT + history. It was launched at the Museum of Free Derry who saw the […]

LGBT+ History: Lessons for and from our trainee teachers

University of Manchester History PGCE by Thomas Donnai, University of Manchester History PGCE and Dr. Jeff Evans, Manchester University, Schools OUT UK. Visits to countless schools over the past 3 years, and scrutiny of countless curricula seem to confirm one thing to me: we don’t ‘do’ LGBT History very well in schools. Of real concern […]

Relationships and Sex Education: What should schools do?

by Freddie Whittaker (Schools Week) Draft statutory guidance on the new relationships and sex education curriculum has finally been published. The 38-page document sets out the things primary and secondary schools will have to teach from September 2020, but also includes some instructions on how the new curriculum should be administered. Here’s what the guidance says schools should […]

The Bodleian has made a start on a reading list for LGBT History Month

With thanks to the good people at www.goodreads.com If you have any suggestions to add (and the list is by no means comprehensive) please let them and us, know. Suffolk’s libraries have come up with their own list.

KS1: PSHE – ‘Love’

We have devised the lesson objectives from the End of Key Stage 1 Statement to help teachers assess progress (see italics in Teaching and Learning Objectives) The lesson looks at love in more than one form e.g.love of a person, a hobby, work, animals etc. Learners are then asked to consider how people show love, and to […]

KS1: Citizenship – ‘Same and Different’

As advised by the NC website, we have used the level descriptors, which accompany the new secondary curriculum for Citizenship. The KS1 framework does not include Citizenship attainment targets. These provided a helpful guide to progression and attainment when setting the lesson objectives. For more info on why we use attainment targets in planning see […]

KS1: English – ‘King & King & Family’

The differentiated objectives for this lesson were devised by using the 2011 NC attainment target 2 for English Reading (Eng2) at Key Stage 1 (see italics in Teaching and Learning Objectives). The themes of family and travel are explored in this lesson based on children’s book ‘King & King & Family’ by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland. This book is […]

SEN: Geography – ‘Flags’

In this lesson for learners with SEN, we look at the many different types of flags around the world. Learners understand that flags do not just represent countries but also communities and organisations. Learners explore 3 individual flags (union jack, rainbow flag, and the Olympic flag) and present their findings according to ability back to […]

SEN: PSHE SRE – ‘Who Do You Love?’

The differentiated objectives for this lesson, were devised by using PIVATS PSHE level descriptors for Levels P8, 1 and 2. This lesson from an SEN Sex and Relationships module asks learners to consider important loved ones in their life, and uses a multitude of relationships to model the concept of love. The attached PowerPoint is […]