The boss of a primary school which faced protests over LGBT teaching has urged Boris Johnson to step in or risk further divisions in communities. The BBC reports.
Hazel Pulley, chief executive of Excelsior, which runs four schools in Birmingham including Parkfield Community School, told the BBC the school felt “extreme pressure” from the DfE to stop teaching their equality programme in March to keep the issue out of the media.
The government and Schools Minister Nick Gibb have repeatedly denied forcing the school to halt the lessons.
“It worried me because I felt that it was empowering parents to realise that if you shout and scream outside a school or [there’s] something you don’t agree with, you can stop it, but it also made it look like the school was doing something wrong, which it wasn’t,” added Ms Pulley.
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