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Tribunal rules Christian could be fired for Facebook post raising RSE concerns

Bristol Employment Tribunal has rejected Kristie Higgs’ claims for discrimination and harassment in connection with her dismissal for two Facebook posts that raised concerns about transgenderism and sex education at her son’s Church of England primary school. Ironically, the decision has been made shortly after new government guidelines have restricted the Relationships and Sex Education…

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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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ParentPower School Alert!

In order to help parents decide on which school to send their children, ParentPower has now posted online a much-needed and developing map of schools using Stonewall anti-bullying resources. Click here: https://parentpower.family/schools-using-stonewall-resources/ and here: https://parentpower.family/stonewall-champion-schools/ According to official figures from the DfE, in 2018, 17% of children aged between 10-15 were on the receiving end of bullying that left…

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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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RSE Victory!

VICTORY! The campaign to delay the introduction of RSE in schools, led by a number of pro-family organisations, including Parent Power, has borne fruit. Parent Power and other campaigners argued that the closure of schools due to Covid-19 had severely disrupted the process of mandatory school consultations with parents, so that parents in too many…

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RSE – Get it Right!

On June 1st, The Values Foundation launched ‘RSE – Get It Right!’, an education initiative supporting parents, schools and local authorities across England, to ensure children are taught time-honoured, established values within Relationships and Sex Education which will be compulsory in all schools from September 2020. As reported elsewhere on Parent Power, during the past…

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Contemptuous Sex Ed Creed

Contemptuous creed of the zealots who dictate sex lessons This is the first in a series of four posts this week by researcher and writer Belinda Brown on why we should be very worried indeed about the Department for Education’s new compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) programme, as reported on yesterday’s TCW.  THE Government’s instruction to…

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Covid-19, RSE ? – What now?

A Headteacher’s Perspective on what should happen now with RSE/RSHE in the light of Coronavirus The nationwide lockdown abruptly halted most parental consultation processes concerning the new RSE curriculum scheduled for implementation this September. If a recent Parliamentary response from schools minister Nick Gibb MP (4th May) is anything to go by, this has so…