School trust’s sex education policy ‘from the Dark Ages’

According to BBC, a sex education policy which appeared on an academy trust’s website has been criticised as “explicitly homophobic”.

A bisexual teacher, who saw the policy on the East Midlands Academy Trust’s website when considering applying for a job, said it was from the “Dark Ages”.

The trust’s relationships and sex education policy, found in section 11 and headed “homosexuality”, said that trust recognised the “need to provide education related to the spread of HIV/AIDS which will, of necessity, include reference to homosexuals and bisexuals”.

The teacher, who did not want to be named, said it was a throwback to Section 28 legislation, which banned schools in the late 1980s through to the early 2000s from “promoting” homosexuality.

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