Curriculum audit: gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity

Use our curriculum audit to help develop inclusivity, and question and adapt what you’re teaching so your curriculum represents the diversity of gender and sexuality in modern Britain.

Last reviewed on 16 January 2024
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  1. Embed gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity throughout your curriculum
  2. Help staff learn about 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. Commit for the long term
  6. Next steps: support staff to deliver this curriculum
  7. Next steps: go beyond your curriculum 

Embed gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity throughout your curriculum

There are many reasons to audit your curriculum for its gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity. For example, to:

  • Make all pupils feel visible and included
  • Help your school community welcome and celebrate diversity
  • Enrich your pupils' learning by including diverse people and their experiences in teaching about all subjects
  • Develop pupils' understanding of gender and LGBTQ+ topics

These aren't topics just for PSHE or RSE lessons – you'll need to look at how you can intergrate this approach into your whole curriculum. 

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

KeyDoc: gender and LGBTQ+ curriculum review tool – primary DOC, 283.5 KB
KeyDoc: gender and LGBTQ+ curriculum review tool – secondary DOC, 319.0 KB

Read on for more on how to

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