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Points to consider as young people return to school after the coronavirus lockdown with specific reference to bullying

It cannot be denied that the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown led to an unprecedented situation in recent times. There are ongoing rules and restrictions affecting schools, so it is not possible to gauge the full impact that such measures, and the pandemic itself, are having on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing….

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Pushback

Supported by VfJUK, ParentPower and SPUC, the multi-faith Let Kids Be Kids Coalition have now served papers calling for Judicial Review of the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Regulations.  The Regulations, which became mandatory on 1 st  September this year, make Relationships Education compulsory for Primary aged school children, Sex and Relationships Education compulsory for Secondary aged school…

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Resources to trust

Calling all parents and teachers. Want to find teaching resources you can trust? Look no further! Relationships Matter – Lovewise has just released new resources for use in primary school Relationships Education! ‘Relationships Matter’ fulfils the Government’s Statutory Guidance for this new subject in the basic curriculum in primary schools in England. This is a…

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Reinforce Gender Stereotypes

Children’s gender stereotypes should be reinforced, not abolished In the second of her series of posts about the Government’s new compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) programme, writer and researcher Belinda Brown examines the subversive ideology of the advisers who have influenced it. Perhaps the least controversial aim of the Relationships and Sex Education curriculum…

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Why do we pay Stonewall?

Why do we pay Stonewall to strike fear into our children? THE LGBT charity Stonewall has produced home learning materials for children to use during lockdown. Its contents are further evidence of Stonewall’s ideological shift towards promoting a narrative of ‘inner gender identity’ which has no backing in science, undermines our language, harms women, and…

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Schools using Stonewall resources

TO VIEW AN INTERACTIVE MAP OF “STONEWALL CHAMPION SCHOOLS” CLICK THE ABOVE IMAGE. In 2016 Stonewall issued a new anti-bullying resource for primary schools, with the express aim of ‘preventing and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying’.    It had already developed a range of resources offered to older children  (https://www.stonewall.org.uk/best-practice-toolkits-and-resources-0 ), but this was something…