Curriculum audit: gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity

Use our curriculum audit to help instil a cross-curricular sense of inclusivity, and question and adapt what you’re teaching so your curriculum represents the diversity seen in modern Britain in terms of gender and sexuality.

Last reviewed on 27 May 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Embed gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity throughout your curriculum
  2. Give staff time to educate themselves on gender and LGBTQ+ issues
  3. Create a cross-curricular working group to carry out the audit
  4. Include the whole school community and let them know what you're doing
  5. Don't expect this to be a quick fix
  6. Next steps: Support staff to deliver this curriculum
  7. Next steps: Go beyond your curriculum 

Embed gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity throughout your curriculum

If you want to change your pupils' understanding and attitudes around gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity, you'll need to make changes across your whole curriculum.

Keeping topics about gender and sexuality confined to a small number of PSHE or RSE lessons is unlikely to have any significant effect. 

Use our curriculum audit tool to help you and your colleagues think about how you can embed these topics across all areas of learning. 

Ask yourself if you’re offering a white-centric view of women and LGBTQ+ people. Always try to balance examples to include people of colour of all