School Diversity Week 2023 guide

by Just Like Us
March 2023

The cover of the 2023 School Diversity Week guide

Our School Diversity Week 2023 guide is here! Download and read the guide to this year’s event in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

School Diversity Week takes place every June across the UK. This year, the event is bigger than ever with more than 5,000 primary and secondary schools across the UK signed up to take part.

Our guide to School Diversity Week 2023 includes:

  • Easy ideas for school-wide events celebrating LGBT+ equality
  • LGBT+ inclusive lesson plans for EYFS to KS4
  • Subject-specific lesson plans for primary and secondary schools
  • Resources for SEND schools and faith schools
  • Resources in Welsh
  • Extracurricular resources including reading lists and videos
  • Stories from schools who have celebrated School Diversity Week
  • FAQs to help explain and support your week

What is School Diversity Week?

School Diversity Week is the UK-wide celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools. It’s run by Just Like Us and you can sign up now to take part.

The ready-to-go resources provided by Just Like Us are entirely free so that teachers can easily start discussions about LGBT+ topics with their pupils.

For the first time this year, there are also specific resources for faith schools, SEND school, and resources in Welsh, so that all schools have access to LGBT+ inclusion.

More than 5,000 schools are signed up to take part and celebrate this 26-30 June.

Activities range from LGBT+ inclusive lessons, to storytime activities to assemblies and school talks from Just Like Us, to fundraisers with Rainbow Ribbons and a Rainbow Friday dress-up day.

The free resources cover EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 as well as all key subject areas – including posters, lesson plans, assemblies, form time activities and video resources.

This year, we are running a competition to reward the efforts of teachers who go above and beyond to support their LGBT+ pupils and bring LGBT+ inclusion to life in their schools with five prizes of £100 Amazon vouchers for the winning entries!

If you work in a primary or secondary school in the UK, you can sign up to take part in School Diversity Week. By signing up, you will receive access to our free educational resources.