Form time ideas: Free LGBT+ sessions for KS3 and KS4

by Just Like Us
October 2022

A photo of two form time ideas

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released a series of form time ideas for KS3 and KS4 pupils exploring LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender) allyship and the importance of diversity.

The free, ready-to-go resource includes a double session where pupils are challenged to create a ‘Diversi-tree’ – a visual representation of the differences between people and what makes them unique.

Another session features a fun quiz, testing pupils on their knowledge of the LGBT+ community, from the first country to legalise same-sex marriage to the year of the first Pride in the UK.

How to download these KS3 and KS4 form time ideas and more:

If you are a staff member at a UK primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, you can access Just Like Us’ free resources by following the below steps:

  1. Sign up for School Diversity Week (make sure you tick ‘School Diversity Week’).
  2. You’ll then receive an email granting you access to the resources.
  3. Then, browse and download resources in our portal.

What is School Diversity Week?

Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week. The event is a celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

As part of this, Just Like Us has created more than 50 free, LGBT+ inclusive resources for use in schools. These include lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, story time discussions and presentations. Plus, there is a Rainbow Friday non-uniform day, fundraising for Just Like Us.

Each year, thousands of UK primary and secondary schools take part in School Diversity Week. Signing up means you will get free access to LGBT+ inclusive resources on all key stages and key subjects.

Why celebrate School Diversity Week?

Independent research has found a link between positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools to pupils have better mental health. This is regardless of whether the pupils are LGBT+ or not.

By signing up for School Diversity Week, you’ll gain access to our free LGBT+ inclusive resources. You’ll be joining thousands of other schools celebrating across the UK.