The gay teacher at the centre of the row in Birmingham schools about the teaching of LGBT-inclusive lessons is now doing a different job.
Andrew Moffat, deputy head teacher at Parkfield Community School, will spend less time in the classroom and more time in a ‘strategic’ role, helping to spread the word about his No Outsiders educational programme to other schools.
No Outsiders was originated by Mr Moffat six years ago and features material designed to educate primary school children about equality, including LGBT relationships.
The programme led to protests taking place outside the predominantly Muslim school, with activists joining some parents in complaining that the LGBT-inclusive lessons were at odds with the Muslim faith.
According to the Times, in a letter to parents, Hazel Pulley, chief executive of Parkfield’s ruling body, Excelsior Mat Academy, explained the decision. She wrote: “Mr Moffat will be leading on personal development across all our schools which includes No Outsiders, Right Respecting Schools and elements such as British values.
“[This is] a very exciting development for himself and the growing reputation of our trust.”
She continued: “The huge increase in demand for No Outsiders training from schools across the country that followed the protests provided opportunity for Excelsior and Mr Moffat to carve out a new role for him; to lead on No Outsiders and personal development.”
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