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Education: Schools and PHSRE

There have been some significant reports about how schools and students are responding to the ‘trans debate’.  These include

Girl ‘driven out of school for questioning trans ideology’

Schoolgirls rejecting mixed toilets over boys’ bad behaviour

Nadhim Zahawi: ‘Trans pupils should wear uniform they want — but sport is different’ .

The Stranglehold of Transgender Ideology in our Schools

What responsibilities do schools (and their staff) have for the children in their care?

Is it different for post-16 of higher education?

Here is a July 2022 article by Janice Turner on RSHE (Relationship, Sex and Health Education) as it probably shouldn’t be taught:

‘Sex positive’ education is harming children: Outsourcing the teaching of health and relationships has left parents in the dark about explicit and biased content

To quote:

….your child may be taught by the School of Sexuality Education which asked kids to Google then draw masturbating animals. Or the Proud Trust, whose dice game asks 13-year-olds to speculate how various body parts and objects will pleasure their anus. Or Diversity Role Models, which promoted the message beloved of paedophiles: “Love has no age limit.”

Because any organisation can now teach RSHE, including activist groups with political agendas. Staff don’t need education or child development qualifications. There is no professional register or regulation of their curriculum. The Department for Education (DfE) says it is a school’s responsibility to oversee lesson content but many don’t have time, often entrusting outside speakers to address classes with no teacher present. And if parents demand to see teaching resources, groups often cite copyright law and refuse.

RSHE teaching, as Miriam Cates, a Tory MP and former biology teacher, noted in her Westminster Hall debate on Thursday, is “a wild west”. Indeed it is a deregulated, privatised, quintessentially Conservative mess.