Equality lessons row: No Outsiders ‘very important for all our futures’ says the Queen

Equality lessons row: No Outsiders ‘very important for all our futures’ says the Queen
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Posted on 14 Nov 2019

The gay assistant head teacher who created the controversial No Outsiders educational programme has today posted a tweet to mark the second anniversary of his picking up an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen.


Andrew Moffat, who works at Birmingham’s Parkfield Community School and received the MBE for services to equality and diversity in education, devised No Outsiders five years ago.

The programme has been at the centre of an ongoing row about the teaching of lessons that include information about LGBT relationships. The No Outsiders syllabus includes such lessons.


Both Parkfield and another predominantly Muslim Birmingham school, Anderton Park, have seen numerous protests being held outside their gates during 2019, with a number of parents and activists claiming that the lessons are not age-appropriate and are at odds with their faith.

In his tweet, Mr Moffat writes: “Two years ago today I told Her Majesty The Queen all about No Outsiders; ‘Very important for all our futures,’ she replied.”


The equality lessons row continues to rumble on, with Birmingham City Council hoping to have a temporary exclusion zone around Anderton park made permanent in order to stop the protests.

A high court ruling on the issue which was expected on Friday 15 November has been postponed.  


 

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