Free LGBT+ resources platform launched by Just Like Us

by Just Like Us
March 2022

Free LGBT+ resources platform launched by Just Like Us so schools can celebrate School Diversity Week

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has launched a new platform where teachers can download free primary and secondary school resources for EYES to KS4 about LGBT+ inclusion.

Free lesson plans, assemblies, form-time activities, videos and posters are now available for EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 teachers to download and make their schools more LGBT+ inclusive.

The platform has been launched ahead of School Diversity Week, the UK-wide celebration of LGBT+ equality in thousands of primary and secondary schools, happening this 20-24 June.

Just Like Us has more than 40 free resources in all key subjects including maths, English, citizenship, science, PSHE and geography – with more to be uploaded as School Diversity Week approaches. GCSE resources are also included.

The free poster pack contains 20 colourful posters with positive messaging about being LGBT+, which has been linked to pupils having better wellbeing, as well as diverse families and famous LGBT+ celebrity icons who have made history and a list of LGBT+ support groups/charities that pupils can turn to.

How to access the free, LGBT+ inclusive school resources:

If you are a member of school staff at a primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, here’s how to access the free resources.

  1. Sign up for School Diversity Week by creating an account and ticking ‘School Diversity Week’
  2. You’ll then receive an email saying you’ve been signed up and granted access to the resources
  3. Browse and download resources in our portal

Free Early Years lesson plans on LGBT+ inclusion included:

Free, LGBT+ inclusive KS1 and KS2 lesson plans and assemblies available:

Free KS3 and KS4 lesson plans, assemblies and form time activites available:

What is School Diversity Week?

School Diversity Week is the UK-wide celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary schools and secondary schools.

Set up by Just Like Us to ensure all young people know that it’s OK to be LGBT+, School Diversity Week is celebrated by thousands of schools every June.

Just Like Us provides free LGBT+ inclusive educational resources so that school staff across the UK can celebrate with their pupils.

This year’s event follows Just Like Us’ independent research report that found positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools is linked to pupils having better mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether the pupil is LGBT+ or not.