Equality and Diversity - Key Stage 1&2
Guidance, Resources and Advice
Equalities Curriculum for Primary Schools - Teaching Pack
Are you wanting to develop your Anti-bullying and Equalities work in your primary school? Do you want ideas for activities for anti-bullying week as well as a scheme of work for all year groups? This resource will provide you with the newly updated Anti-bullying and Equalities GHLL scheme of work, including a range of practical activities and ideas for lessons for Reception to Year 6 pupils.
Providing emotional support to students. #imwithsam- autism and learning disability hate crime campaign. 73% of young people with learning disabilities have suffered from some form of hate crime.
What you can do:
- Sign up online to show your support
- Share our campaign video to show others why it’s so important to report hate crimes
- Follow our guide to write to your MP and tell them how important it is to tackle hate crime
- Add a free #ImWithSam overlay to your Facebook profile picture and share online
Brothers, sisters and autism: A parent's guide to supporting siblings -Having children with and without autism comes with a unique set of challenges. You’re not only faced with doing what’s best for your child with autism, but also with paying attention to the needs of any brothers or sisters. No matter what you call them (neurotypical, typically developing, normal, etc.), these siblings are often dealing with the same struggles and feelings that you do as parents. They, too, feel a sense of loss, confusion, and frustration – all at a time before they’ve had a chance to develop coping skills. These future advocates, potential caretakers, and lifelong friends will establish the longest lasting relationship with your child on the spectrum. Therefore, they need guidance and support from the start. You’re likely to find that supporting your children without autism will prove to be a long-term investment in your child with autism.
The topics addressed in this resource include:
• Strategies and resources to help teach your children about their sibling with autism
• Ways to address fairness, share attention, and recognize differences between your children
• Complicated feelings that may come up during family outings, holidays, play dates, and other special events
• Difficult emotions and situations that your children without autism may experience, including negative feelings and violent behaviour
• Ways to facilitate bonding, getting along, and time apart
• Testimonials from other autism parents
Life as an autism sibling: a guide for teens - When your brother or sister has autism, you have a different kind of sibling relationship. While it can be enjoyable and rewarding, you may also experience challenges and feelings that are tough to deal with. Two young adult siblings created this resource after connecting with dozens of teens about the ups and downs of growing up with a brother or sister with autism. The advice provided in this guide is based on their questions, concerns, and insight. The tips and stories featured are written by teens who have kindly shared their very real experiences. You might find that you can relate to some of what’s written. What’s most important to remember is that there are others out there who understand what it’s like to be in your shoes.
Trans* Inclusion Schools Toolkit - Supporting transgender and gender questioning children and young people in East Sussex schools and colleges
Back to School Programs for Parents, Professionals and Youth - August 2018
All children are affected by the messages they receive about gender: from simple things like “blue is for boys, pink is for girls,” to the ways we encourage youth to pursue activities and academic subjects consistent with society’s notions about gender.
Stonewall - Acceptance without Exception - some great resources and information available for all key stages
Stonewall Education Guides - Primary Best Practice Guide - How primary schools are celebrating difference and tackling homophobia.
Supporting pupils after a terrorist attack
Teachers can utilise PSHE or Citizenship lessons for discussions that provide timely support for pupils at a difficult and sensitive time, in which case we hope the following guidance will help you:
- Secondary: our framework for discussing terrorist attacks is more suited to secondary aged pupils
- Primary: see our guidance discussing a terrorist attack with children in the primary phases.
This guidance is not intended as a script or lesson plan, but to help teachers answer questions, structure discussion and, if appropriate, extend children’s learning and understanding. Teachers should pick out what they feel is relevant for the nature and circumstances of an event, the age and readiness of the children, and their whole-school ethos and values.
How to respond to children affected by media coverage of terrorist attacks and other bad news. Click here.
10/04/16 The Guardian - 'It's only a phase': What not to say to LGBT pupils if they come out - The way a teacher responds to the moment a student tells them they are gay, and the impact this has on the student. Try to avoid saying the wrong thing at this crucial moment of disclosure:
- Don't say, "I don't have a problem with it"
- Don't say, "You do know I'm not gay?"
- Don't tell them "It's only a phase"
- Don't pretend to know more than you do
- Don't do anything without consulting the student
School Diversity Week: 2nd July - 6th July 2018
This toolkit has been created with help from our Teacher Advisory Group to make celebrating School Diversity Week as easy as possible.
Click here to view the full toolkit which includes: recommended reading, poems, videos & films. Also included:
- Easy-to-use ideas for school-wide events celebrating LGBT+ equality
- Advice on empowering your students to set up a Social Action Team
- KS1-KS4 lesson plans covering LGBT+ issues
- Subject specific lesson plans
- Extracurricular resources including facts, book lists, articles, films and videos
- FAQs to help explain the aims of the week
- Letter templates about your school’s involvement for parents, staff and governors
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