Sunday 25 September 2022 02:05 AM Swindon teacher sacked after refusing to use pupil's preferred pronouns without ... trends now

Sunday 25 September 2022 02:05 AM Swindon teacher sacked after refusing to use pupil's preferred pronouns without ... trends now
Sunday 25 September 2022 02:05 AM Swindon teacher sacked after refusing to use pupil's preferred pronouns without ... trends now

Sunday 25 September 2022 02:05 AM Swindon teacher sacked after refusing to use pupil's preferred pronouns without ... trends now

Fury at 'witch-hunt' sacking of maths teacher who refused to use a teenage pupil's preferred pronouns without obtaining parental permission first Kevin Lister, 59, is taking legal action against his employers for unfair dismissal A Swindon school sacked him after he refused to affirm pupil’s gender change He said he would not refer to biologically female student, 17, with male pronouns Lister claims he is a victim of a ‘witch-hunt’ for challenging ‘dangerous ideology’  He has received support from campaigners as well as Tory MP Danny Kruger 

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A maths teacher has been sacked after refusing to affirm a pupil’s gender change because he wanted to first obtain the permission of the student’s parents.

Kevin Lister is taking legal action against his employers for unfair dismissal, claiming he is a victim of a ‘witch-hunt’ for challenging ‘dangerous transgender ideology’.

He has been backed by campaigners as well as Tory MP Danny Kruger, who said he was ‘very concerned’ because recent government guidance says the teacher had been within his rights to apply caution.

A maths teacher has been sacked after refusing to affirm a teenage pupil’s gender change because he wanted to first obtain the permission of the student’s parents (stock photo)

A maths teacher has been sacked after refusing to affirm a teenage pupil’s gender change because he wanted to first obtain the permission of the student’s parents (stock photo)

Mr Lister, a teacher at a school in Swindon, had enjoyed an unblemished 18-year teaching career before he was dismissed for ‘gross misconduct’ this month. 

He had refused to refer to a biologically female student, aged 17, by their preferred male name and he/him pronouns in A-level lessons.

The 59-year-old teacher told The Mail on Sunday he was concerned that the ‘out-of-the-blue’ request amounted to social transition, which could put the teen on a pathway to irreversible medical treatments.

‘I wanted at least to make sure that my student had parental support and was making an informed decision,’ he said. ‘As a parent myself, I would have been furious if my

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