Welcome to lgbteducation.scot

The one stop platform for teachers to access quality approved materials, resources, and professional learning linked to Scotland’s Curriculum to support the implementation of LGBT Inclusive Education.

 

The two stage national professional learning Delivering LGBT Inclusive Education has been provided by The Scottish Government, and should be completed by Primary and Secondary school teachers in Scotland.

 

The national Implementation and Evaluation Toolkit provides a structured pathway for schools to implement LGBT Inclusive Education effectively.

Resources

Access a suite of quality approved resources and materials to support you to embed LGBT Inclusive Education Learning Themes across your curriculum; including lesson plans, worksheets, and multimedia learning materials. All resources are linked to Scotland’s Curriculum.

CPD Pathway

Complete the Stage 1 E-Learning module from the national “Delivering LGBT Inclusive Education” professional learning course, freely available to all teachers in Scotland. Stage 2 can be booked upon completion. This course should be completed by Primary and Secondary school teachers in Scotland.

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Implementation and Evaluation Toolkit

From 2021, Scotland will be advancing LGBT Inclusive Education in all schools through a phased implementation approach.

 

The lgbteducation.scot platform supports teachers to do this through the provision of professional learning opportunities, the availability of cross-curricular teaching resources.

 

This Toolkit will support schools to effectively embed LGBT and equalities themes across curriculum through a structured pathway, and provide opportunities for self-evaluation.

Implementation and Evaluation Toolkit

From 2021, Scotland will be advancing LGBT Inclusive Education in all schools through a phased implementation approach.

 

The lgbteducation.scot platform supports teachers to do this through the provision of professional learning opportunities, the availability of cross-curricular teaching resources.

 

This Toolkit will support schools to effectively embed LGBT and equalities themes across curriculum through a structured pathway, and provide opportunities for self-evaluation.

Ms Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

“When I announced the formation of the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group to Parliament back in 2017, I said we all have a responsibility to support our children and young people to be confident and proud of who they are, to know that they are valued and loved, and to know that they will be treated equally and fairly.

This resource is a welcome and valuable addition in equipping teachers and those working with children and young people to achieve that aim. Through providing our children and young people with greater understanding and appreciation of LGBT issues, histories and identities we are building an education system which supports all Scotland’s young people to reach their full potential and flourish in a diverse and inclusive society.

The central ethos of Scottish education is one of inclusion. Inclusion is the cornerstone to help us to achieve excellence and equity in education for all our children and young people. By delivering LGBT inclusive education, we have reaffirmed our commitment to putting the needs of each and every child and young person at the heart of our approach, enabling us to get it right for every child.”

Showcase Resources

Access the latest resources supporting you to deliver LGBT Inclusive Education.

The Story of Poem 49

Poem 49 of the Maitland Quarto Manuscript, a same-sex love poem written in the Scots language, was recently uncovered.

 

This lesson plan will support you to deliver lesson/s about the time period when Poem 49 was written. Learners will be introduced to a historical overview of the attitudes towards gender and sexuality in Early Modern Scotland (1500s-1800s) by considering two case studies highlighting how social norms were upheld through the threat of capital punishment: the criminalisation of homosexuality and the Scottish witchcraft trials.

 

Level: Third to Senior Phase