We actively learn about and celebrate diversity in all its forms. 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. Families come in all shapes and sizes. We discuss how families can have different make ups: parents of different or the same gender, single parent families, two parent families, children can live with grandparents or foster carers, parents can come from different religions or different races and many other family make ups. We learn about having respect for all families, regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, religion. We read age-appropriate books and look at role models who come from different types of families, from different backgrounds.
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 more engaged if they find their families reflected in class and they will grow up to be more successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens.
At Comber Grove, we learn about and celebrate different family structures within our assemblies and PSHE lessons. All children learn about the many different family structures and encouraged to talk positively about their own. We use age-appropriate resources, to explore identity including same-sex relationships and gender.
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