Schools are using 'overtly political materials' to teach children about gender, ...

Schools are using 'overtly political materials' to teach children about gender, ...
Schools are using 'overtly political materials' to teach children about gender, ...
Schools are using 'overtly political materials' to teach children about gender and must be neutral in the face of 'increasing sensitivities', Ofsted warns Schools are using 'overtly political materials to educate children about gender' Some staff are 'confusing' their legal obligations with moral issues, Ofsted warns Ofsted's director of corporate strategy Chris Jones said 'increasing political sensitivities' have 'made it harder for schools to handle equalities well'

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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. 

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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

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