SRE: What can SRE do for us?

Peter Tatchell explains why he thinks Sex and Relationships Education and lessons in Equality and Diversity are essential subjects in school. And Sally Carr, Operations Director at The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth North West) describes how she recognised her sexual and emotional identity when she was 21.

This lesson usualises and actualises LGB people.

Learning Objectives:

LO1 – understand what Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is and you will understand the terms of the debate about Equality and Diversity
LO2 – understand the consequences for the individual and society of people being ‘left out’ and will make connections between Curriculum content and making schools safe
LO3 –  evaluate the arguments and put forward ideas and opinions based on those evaluations
Before the lesson ensure you have a safe learning environment: establish classroom rules for discussion activities as democratically as reasonably possible (pupils always respect rules and regulations if they have a part in deciding them). These are negotiable but respectful language; giving people space and time to speak; respecting each other’s confidentiality and the confidentiality of third parties such as friends and relatives must be among them. The rules should be observable to the whole class throughout the lesson.

Lesson here