LGBT teaching row: Ministers accused of ‘radio silence’ over protests

A former government official has accused ministers of “radio silence” over protests near a school against the teaching of LGBT relationships. Dame Louise Casey said they had failed to act on the issue at Birmingham’s Anderton Park Primary because it was in the “all-too-difficult box”. The BBC reports.

They “needed to be much clearer about upholding the laws of this country and the values that we hold”, she told Radio 4’s Today programme.

“If I was gay and watching what was happening in Birmingham, I would say it was discriminatory,” said Dame Louise.

“When you see it on the television, what I hear is homophobia and homophobia is not a value I want any child in this country to grow up and learn.”

Read the full article LGBT teaching row: Ministers accused of ‘radio silence’ over protests 

Dame Louise Casey is blaming a lack of integration with some deprived communities struggling to mix with other ethnic groups. What do you think? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

 

Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or  just someone who cares about education and has something to get off  your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post? Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link.

We now have a Facebook page - please click to like!

 

Labour vows to scrap and replace Ofsted
National Education Union advises how to organise school kids strike
Categories: DfE, Faith Schools, Infant, Learning, LGBT, Parenting, Primary, Religious Education and Secondary.

Let us know what you think...