The headteachers’ union, NAHT, has called on the Department for Education to show stronger support for schools teaching equality lessons.
Birmingham’s Parkfield Community School and Anderton Park School have both been subjected to demonstrations by angry parents and activists who are unhappy with children being taught lessons about equality, including LGBT relationships.
According to the TES, NAHT’s general secretary, Paul Whiteman, said: “Without meaning to, the government has put school leaders in an extremely difficult position.
“They and their staff have had to endure threats against their careers and their personal safety.
“The protests need to end, and the best way to achieve that is for the government to be absolutely clear about what they expect schools to do.”
The government is next year introducing compulsory relationship education for primary schools and relationship and sex education for secondary schools.
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