Schools are using 'overtly political materials' to educate children about gender issues, Ofsted has warned.
Despite a statutory requirement for neutrality, some staff are 'confusing' their legal obligations under The Equality Act 2010 with moral issues and often 'inadvertently' teaching without acknowledging certain material as political, the watchdog said.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Ofsted's director of corporate strategy Chris Jones said that 'increasing political sensitivities' in areas addressed by the act 'have made it harder for schools to handle equalities well'.
He added: 'We have also seen recent examples of schools and parents being unable to see eye-to-eye on the content and age-appropriateness of curriculum materials used to teach primary school pupils about same-sex relationships.'
The 2010 Equality Act created a 'public sector equality duty' requiring every public