PSHE secondary school: Free LGBT+ lesson plans

by Just Like Us
October 2022

A photo of a PSHE secondary school lesson

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released a series of free PSHE secondary school lessons, which are all LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) inclusive.

The free, ready-to-go resources include lessons for KS3 and KS4 pupils exploring what it means to grow up LGBT+ today, and the importance of being an ally to the LGBT+ community.

Among the resources are video interviews with Just Like Us’ own ambassadors, who share their experiences of being LGBT+ today.

The aim is for the videos to encourage pupils to empathise with LGBT+ young people, potentially find comfort in their stories, or to better appreciate things their peers may be going through.

A photo of a Just Like Us ambassador speaking in a video
The PSHE secondary school lessons include interviews with Just Like Us’ ambassadors.

How to download these PSHE secondary school lessons 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.