Jenni Gates she/her Jenni Gates Therapy & Workshops for Wellbeing Counselling therapist and relationships and sex educator providing workshops and webinars for schools, teachers, work places and families internationally from the UK.
I have been delivering relationship and sex education since 2003, and constantly learning in this time. I worked for a UK gender identity clinic for 3 years, further building knowledge and have also published academic papers as well as my first book Lessons in Love & Understanding: Relationships, Sexuality & Gender in the classroom.
My special interest is non-binary gender identities. I like to explore diversity as something that everybody shares. Relationship, Sexual and Gender diversity are not exclusive to LGBTQI+ identifying people.
Sex and gender are delicate and nuanced issues for all of us and can be intimidating topics to teach. This practical, empathetic book aims to dispel some of the uncertainties that many teachers have and empower them to lead inclusive, age-appropriate lessons in primary and secondary schools.
Taking an approach that celebrates the individual identity of all learners, and underpinned by an awareness of the complexity of language around these topics, this book offers a careful evaluation of the 2020 Relationship and Sex Education policy for schools in England, and how schools can offer intelligent, socially responsible, sex education that goes beyond simply meeting statutory requirements
Working and communicating with parents is a fundamental part of being a teacher, and there are many interpersonal situations that you will be required to respond to in the classroom including difficulties at home, loss, abuse and special educational needs. In this smart and practical book, you will be provided with a framework for successful personal development to aid you in managing difficult communications with parents and the personal and professional challenges that come with modern teaching.
Key topics include:
• How to understand and develop compassion
• How to manage different types of emotional challenges
• Exploring different contexts where you will be communicating with families
• Your role in developing communities
• Working with families who have special needs and disability
Cathie Freeman is a senior psychological wellbeing practitioner.
Jenni Gates is an integrative counselling therapist.