The 21-page document, seen by the BBC, lays out how councils should support teachers to minimise disruption. It comes after continued protests outside schools in Birmingham against the teaching of LGBT relationships.
The document, produced by the DfE, suggests councils could consider enforcement action if pupils are withdrawn from school because parents do not agree with what is being taught.
The advice is aimed at “encouraging parents to talk to their school about concerns, rather than protest at the school gates”, the DfE said, and “will also help [authorities] to consider options if protests do materialise”.
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