Gender Recognition Reform in Scotland

We welcome the decision of the Scottish Secretary, Alister Jack, to block the Scottish government's Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) bill on constitutional grounds. The bill, which would have allowed children to apply for a gender recognition certificate from the age of 16 while removing the need for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, would have made … Continue reading Gender Recognition Reform in Scotland

Is Education Secretary Gillian Keegan afraid to have an opinion?

The new Secretary of State for Education, Gillian Keegan MP, appeared before the Department for Education Select Committee last week to discuss political impartiality in schools. Guidance on this was published by the department in February, and the committee wanted to know how effective this was and whether schools were confident in following it. This … Continue reading Is Education Secretary Gillian Keegan afraid to have an opinion?

Statement on recently published guidance for transgender pupils

Safe Schools Alliance does not welcome the "Guidance for maintained schools and academies in England on provision for transgender pupils” which has been published by the Association of School and College Leaders, Chartered College of Teaching, Confederation of School Trusts (CST), Institute of School Business Leadership, National Association of Head Teachers and National Governance Association.  … Continue reading Statement on recently published guidance for transgender pupils

Queer Theory in Welsh Schools

We have previously raised concerns over the anti-safeguarding approach of the Welsh government’s Relationships and Sexuality Education Code, now mandatory in all maintained Welsh schools from the age of 3. Now independent research has shown that the Welsh RSE Code was influenced by elements of Queer Theory that should concern parents.  Queer Theory is an … Continue reading Queer Theory in Welsh Schools

Take action on Scottish sex self-id for English and Welsh school children

We are supporting Fair Play for Women’s action to say no to letting sex self-ID in through the back door. We do not believe decisions made by the Scottish government should affect English and Welsh school children. Fair Play for Women says: “Although last year Liz Truss rejected introducing Sex self-ID for England and Wales, … Continue reading Take action on Scottish sex self-id for English and Welsh school children

‘Wonderland’ by Juno Dawson: a review

One of our parents discovered that Juno Dawson’s book Wonderland is stocked in their child’s secondary school library. The rationale offered by the school for stocking such books was that the authors come from marginalised groups. Yet according to Wikipedia, Dawson is the author of 22 books; not the hallmark of marginalisation. The school librarian … Continue reading ‘Wonderland’ by Juno Dawson: a review

‘Educate and Celebrate’ and the NEU

We are pleased to see that the National Education Union (NEU) have agreed to carry out a review after it was revealed they organised training from the charity Educate and Celebrate which misrepresented the law, sought to deny reality and erase students' sex-based rights. Educate and Celebrate offer resources and training to nurseries, schools and … Continue reading ‘Educate and Celebrate’ and the NEU