Birmingham school suspends LGBT lessons

Birmingham school suspends LGBT lessons
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Posted on 15 Mar 2019

The Birmingham primary school at the centre of an ongoing row about the teaching of LGBT lessons has indefinitely suspended its inclusive diversity programme.

Parkfield Community School’s decision to bring a halt to its No Outsiders project - created by the school’s gay assistant head teacher, Andrew Moffat, and including lessons about same-sex relationships - comes after weeks of anti-LGBT protests by parents.

In a statement, the predominantly Muslim school said: “Nothing is more important than ensuring our children’s education continues uninterrupted.

“Yesterday, both parents and the trust held constructive discussions with the Regional Schools Commissioner, and as a result of these discussions we are eager to continue to work together with parents, over the coming days and weeks to find a solution that will support the children in our school to continue their education in a harmonious environment.
“Until a resolution has been reached, No Outsiders lessons will not be taught at Parkfield and we hope that children will not be removed from school to take part in protests.” 

 

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