To nurture the skills of resilience is key to providing young people with the ability to cope with stress, adversity, failure and challenges. Resilience is evident when young people have a greater ability to ‘bounce back’ when faced with difficulties and achieve positive outcomes.
Resilience empowers an individual to recognise and value the full diversity of the world they live in. It embraces people’s individual choices in regard to their sexual orientation and provides them with the confidence and self-belief toto identify discrimination; to make a stand against bullying, aggressive and disrespectful behaviour and to seek support.
The newly statutory areas of Relationships Education (Primary) and RSE (secondary)(insert link Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education guidance (publishing.service.gov.uk) require that all children should be taught about equality and respect in the context of the Equalities Act 2010, where both gender reassignment and sexual orientation are amongst the protected characteristics. Learning about LGBT identities should be age-appropriate and delivered as part of a spiral PSHE curriculum which builds on prior knowledge. Children and young people should be taught skills to identify discriminatory language of all types, to challenge it where appropriate and to get help from a trusted adult where necessary.
Source – Stonewall
The Kite Trust
The Kite Trust offers tailored staff training packages for all schools and colleges on LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning plus other related identities) inclusion and combating LGBTphobic bullying (also known as HBT – homophobic, biphobic and transphobic- bullying). We also deliver assemblies and workshops for students across the age ranges and offer support around