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Creating an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum
Creating an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum
Join Headteacher Lindsay Skinner and Polari Prize-winning poet John McCullough to discuss:

- the importance of teaching LGBTQ+ inclusive texts and writers to students, including looking at the impact on students and wider school culture
- how you can weave more LGBTQ+ inclusive texts and writers into your KS3 curriculum, such as John's powerful poem ‘Queer-Cole' with your Year 9 pupils

John's poem ‘Queer-Cole’ explores the theme of homophobia through the extended metaphor of a counterfeit coin. The poem features in the new Collins Who We Are anthology for KS3 and Lindsay has written the supporting lesson plan.

Who We Are is a new anthology compiled by an expert panel of writers and teachers. It is designed to support you to weave more representative and inclusive contemporary texts and writers into your Key Stage 3 English curriculum. The resources are fully editable, downloadable and photocopiable so you can teach flexibly and share them across your department.

Find out more collins.co.uk/WhoWeAre

Discover John's latest collection, Reckless Paper Birds: https://bit.ly/3EsQUne

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win a copy of Who We Are for their school and will receive free access to the lesson plan relating to John's poem.

Please note this webinar will be recorded and the recording will be available after the session.

Dec 1, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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John McCullough
John McCullough grew up in Watford and now lives in Hove with his partner, teaching creative writing at the University of Brighton. His first poetry collection, The Frost Fairs, won the Polari First Book Prize. His latest collection, featuring ‘Queer-Cole’, is Reckless Paper Birds. This book won the Hawthornden Prize in 2020.
Lindsay Skinner
Lindsay Skinner is the Headteacher of a secondary school in Devon. She has written for The Guardian about the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in schools. Lindsay has also written books to support English teaching, including Crafting Brilliant Sentences.