Challenge government over primary school 'transgender policy'

Petition to: Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP - Secretary of State for Education

 

Challenge government over primary school 'transgender policy'

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Petition to: Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP - Secretary of State for Education

I was shocked to read about the experience of Nigel and Sally Rowe, and the behaviour of their church primary school.

I am amazed that the school implied that Nigel and Sally’s six-year-old would be guilty of "transphobic behaviour" if he was unable to "believe a transgender person is actually a 'real' female or male" or if he refused “to acknowledge a transgendered person's true gender e.g. by failing to use their adopted name or using gender inappropriate pronouns" .

Suggesting to children that gender is fluid is not compassionate.

Requiring children to act or speak in a way that suggests that gender is fluid, is an abuse of power and a denial of basic freedoms (e.g. freedom of thought, speech, religion and parenting).

The school has suggested that the Equality Act 2010 obliges it to act in the way that it has. This is not true. The Act refers to ‘gender reassignment’, which Parliament did not define in the Act and which therefore must be read in light of the Gender Recognition Act and case-law, the latter of which requires some progress to be made in the reassignment process for anti-discrimination legislation to be applicable. This clearly does not apply to a six-year-old child, whom the school did not even ask for evidence of gender confusion before taking the serious steps it did which affect the best interests of all the children in the school.

The school also quotes guidance suggesting that schools should "consider gender as a spectrum and take a non-binary approach to gender” and that “gender identity is often complex and there is a spectrum of gender which is wider than just male and female."

Please act now to challenge this gender ideology that is being imposed on unsuspecting children, parents and schools.

Please ask the school to reverse its current policy, and please ask Devon and Cornwall Police and East Sussex County Council to withdraw their misleading guidance immediately.

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