Families come in all shapes and sizes. Some children have mum and dad, others live with their grandparents and some children have two mums or two dads.
There are now almost 20,000 children growing up in same-sex parent families and many children have lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents or family. Children will learn better and will be engaged if they find their families reflected in class and they will grow up to be more successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens.
In order to prepare children for the diverse society they live in and to prevent poor behaviour and bullying, it is important to talk about difference in general and different families in particular.
At Lawn Primary School, we learn about and celebrate different family structures within our PSHE scheme of work. All children learn about the many different family structures and are encouraged to talk positively about their own.
In KS2 we use the Stonewall resources, including the videos below, to explore identity including same-sex relationships and gender. These age appropriate videos explore the stories of different children.