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Last reviewed on 8 April 2021
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The DfE expects all pupils to be taught lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) content, but you can decide when and what is appropriate. Find out how you can make your curriculum more inclusive.

What you need to do

Your LGBT-specific content should be integrated throughout your curriculum rather than delivered as a standalone unit or lesson. You're free to determine how you do this.

Make sure:

  • Your teaching is sensitive and age-appropriate in approach and content
  • You meet the needs of all pupils appropriately and make sure all pupils understand the importance of equality and respect
  • You comply with the law, including the Equality Act 2010 (under which characteristics including religion or belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment are protected)
  • You're sensitive to issues such as everyday sexism, misogyny, homophobia and gender stereotypes, and take positive action to build a culture where these are not tolerated, and any occurrences are identified and tackled

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