Transgender teaching resources

This TES transgender selection of resources aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. It also offers support and guidance to primary and secondary schools in challenging homophobic and transphobic bullying and celebrating diversity. All our resources have been shared by TES partners to help teachers.

The Classroom

Gender variance

  • Lesson plans and activities to help pupils understand the diversity of human sexuality and gender variance, and how it is seen in different cultures.

Homophobic/Transphobic bullying in PE

  • This lesson uses case studies to highlight homophobic/transphobic bullying in schools. Students learn what homophobic language is, that such language is unacceptable and how this type of bullying can be prevented.

A tent for Brighton Pride

  • Calculate the areas of polygons using tents at Brighton Pride as a case study, a summer event that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people travel from all over Europe to celebrate.

Same and different

  • Encourage your class to think about how people are all different and that difference is something to celebrate through the book Something Else by Kathryn Cave.

All kinds of people, all kinds of sex

  • A lesson to prompt open and frank discussion about the sexual activities of people of all orientations. An excellent source of support for anyone who finds the idea of an SRE lesson with a discussion of LGBT sex intimidating.

Hidden histories

  • A lesson for pupils to consider why the history of minority groups might be hidden or retold.


Challenging homophobic language

  • Stonewall’s Education Guide will give you the tools you need to prevent homophobic language.

The words we use

  • Help pupils understand how the words we use can affect people.

The diversity of loving relationships

  • A lesson plan to help your class to begin to recognise the diversity of loving relationships.

Diversity in families

  • Explore the diversity of and within families with this lesson plan.

Working with faith communities

  • A sensitive guide for working with faith communities and managing the relationship between faith and sexual and gender orientation.