Homophobia awareness workshop for Key Stage 3 (KS3) and Key Stage 4 (KS4) students

Positive Health

One hour long workshop covering homophobia awareness for KS3 & KS4 students. This training can be used as evidence towards helping you achieve SMSC.


Core Theme 1 - Health and Wellbeing

  • maintaining sexual, physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • managing risks to sexual, physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • identifying and accessing advice and support agencies, including local facilities
  • making informed choices about behaviour and relationships to preserve emotional and sexual health and wellbeing

Relates to KS3+4 curriculum: 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6.

Core Theme 2 - Relationships

  • developing and maintaining a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
  • recognising and managing emotions within a range of relationships
  • how to deal with risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse, sexual and other violence and online encounters
  • understanding the concept of consent in a variety of contexts
  • respecting equality and be a productive member of a diverse community
  • identifying and accessing advice and support agencies, including local facilities

Relates to KS3+4 curriculum: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7.

Core Theme - 3 - Living in the wider world. Homophobia Workshop Elements:

  • Recognising rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities
  • Understanding how to make informed choices

Relates to KS3+4 curriculum: 3.1, 3.2

Service Description

Positive Health Lincolnshire is a provider of sexual health and wellbeing workshops across Lincolnshire.  We work in partnership with Lincolnshire Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service, Public Health Lincolnshire and Healthy Schools Lincolnshire. We deliver training to many different organisations, both statutory and non-statutory. We also co-ordinate a schools programme, delivering workshops to around 85% of the country's Primary & Secondary schools, and Youth Clubs.


This workshop is:

  • available to all schools across Lincolnshire
  • appropriate for year 9 - 13 pupils
  • delivered to individual tutor groups or whole year groups
  • available to participate in Ace/Aspire Days
  • one hour long, unless otherwise stated, although can be extended with additional activities or shorted to fit lesson times

The aims of the workshop are:

  • increase student’s awareness and knowledge of homophobia
  • how to recognise this in the behaviours, attitudes and language of other people as well as ourselves
  • look at the consequence of homophobic prejudice and bullying for both perpetrator and victim
  • look at laws around equality and inclusion
  • use high profile cases of homophobia to illustrate the negative impact
  • discuss the way in which media representations of LGBT issues reinforces homophobia is discussed
  • activities to explore social power and privilege
  • explore the term ‘normal’ in relation to families, marriage and children

A clear message is imparted to the students that whilst we are all allowed to have personal opinions, society, the law and future employers demand a respect of diversity.  It is anticipated that some students will develop a deeper level of empathy, and an ability to challenge homophobia.  They will have the confidence to seek out further help and support if they are directly affected.


£52.50 per tutor group. We are also available to deliver to youth groups and colleges, the cost of this will vary according to group size. Some workshops can be delivered free of charge if your setting meets our funding criteria.

Contact and how to book

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