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PSHE – Alphabet Soup

This PSHE lesson is the first of 10 at KS3 designed to eradicate Homophobic, Biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying. It sets out the terms used to describe sexual orientation and gender variance and explains why there are so many. It also uncouples sexual orientation and gender variance, reminding pupils that the two are not the […]

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KS3 – PSHE – Shark Bait

This lesson is based on a film made by Toni Nordli with his real-life brother. Erlend is bullied by his homophobic peers for having a gay brother. His teacher is not aware of the situation and Erlend doesn’t seek his help. After a game of ‘Shark bait’ (Tag), he is subjected to a humiliating attack. […]

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KS4 – PSHE Omar: Young, Gifted and Gay 2 Part 1

This lesson follows on from Young Gifted and Gay at KS2 and is the first of two one-hour lessons. The second lesson will include a film about a black by in a Paris suburb who is outed and forced to confront a secret about himself. It prepares pupils by asking them to think about a […]

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KS4 – PSHE – Omar: Young, Gifted and Gay 2 Part 2

This lesson follows on from the previous lesson and shows the fim that we were building towards in part 1. It’s about challenging norms and stereotypes, particularly around gender, particularly with regard to the negative, prejudiced and anti-social behaviours to which they lead. The purpose is to help pupils understand how breaking away from peer-led […]

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KS2-PSHE-Young, Gifted and Gay

This lesson is about intersectionality and, although it doesn’t use the term it could be taught to pupils with a high vocabulary. It uses Labi Siffre’s Something Inside and Claude Mackay’s If We Must Die to examine homophobia and biphobia as well as racism in two different eras from our own.  

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