The Telegraph reports that Government agencies and public bodies are paying hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to become 'Diversity Champions' for Stonewall, an organisation which campaigns to remove single-sex spaces. The report notes that a teenage girl is seeking a judicial review against the participation of the Crown Prosecution Service in Stonewall's 'Diversity … Continue reading Government agencies paying thousands to become ‘Diversity Champions’ for Stonewall | The Telegraph
The Independent reports on a campaign run by the organisation No More Exclusions, which asserts that even students who sexually assault fellow-pupils or teachers should not be excluded from school. SSA UK are very concerned by this. Our spokeswoman Tanya Carter makes the point that ‘You cannot ‘include’ one child at risk of many others … Continue reading Anger as campaigners argue pupils should not be excluded for sexual assaults | Independent
The Mail on Sunday reports on the politics of pronouns. The newspaper discusses the reaction from SSAUK and other parents and campaigners to a recent addition to the BBC Bitesize website, called 'How to be an ally to friends who've changed their pronouns.'The original version of the article - on the website and promoted via … Continue reading The BBC and pronouns | Mail on Sunday
PSHE / RSE safeguarding concerns Many parents have asked us to check the resources that their children’s schools are using to teach Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE). We’ve been extremely concerned by the safeguarding failings in some of these.The latest DfE guidance is very clear that if schools … Continue reading SSA UK guidance on Schools RSE and PSHE resources
The latest DfE guidelines on the teaching of RSE in schools state that external resources used by schools must be 'evidence-based and contains robust facts and statistics' and that 'materials which suggest that non-conformity to gender stereotypes should be seen as synonymous with having a different gender identity should not be used'. In the light … Continue reading Supporter success: genderbread resource
The Daily Mail reports on the Department for Education guidance which addresses the teaching of gender identity in schools and quotes Safe Schools Alliance. The Mail focuses on the harm of suggesting to children that they may be trans if they don't conform to gender stereotypes, and reports on the criticisms that have been levelled … Continue reading Teachers are told not to push tomboys to change their gender just because of the way they like to dress or play | Daily Mail
We welcome the release of new guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to the teaching of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) in schools. We are pleased to see they have taken our concerns and those of our supporters on board and are beginning to address them. This guidance is largely in line with … Continue reading New DfE guidance on teaching of RSE in schools – SSA UK statement
The Guardian reports on the Department for Education guidance released on the 24th September which addresses the teaching of gender identity in schools. It notes that 'The organisation Safe Schools Alliance said the guidance was “vindication of years of campaigning from” from groups like theirs.'
The Telegraph reports today on Safe Schools Alliance UK's response to the government announcement on the Gender Recognition Act reform, and the work that we still have to do.
We welcome the news that Liz Truss is not changing the Gender Recognition Act to a process that relies on Self ID. Self ID is an assault on safeguarding. We are delighted to have a minister who is prepared to stand up for the safety, dignity and privacy of women and girls and would like … Continue reading No self-id in the Gender Recognition Act