Gender ideology to be taught as 'contested belief' in schools rather than a fact in woke teacher crackdown

Gender ideology to be taught as 'contested belief' in schools rather than a fact in woke teacher crackdown

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Jack Walters

By Jack Walters


Published: 14/05/2024

- 07:33

Updated: 14/05/2024

- 07:39

Gillian Keegan will issue guidelines to schools on Thursday

Woke teachers face a new clampdown on sex education this week, Gillian Keegan will confirm.

The Education Secretary looks set to issue guidelines to schools on Thursday following a backlash from parents.


Keegan will stress gender ideology must be taught as a "contested belief" rather than fact.

She will also order schools to show parents all classroom material in a bid to ensure they are comfortable with what their children are being taught.

Gender ideology to be taught as 'contested belief' in schools rather than a fact in woke teacher crackdown

Gender ideology to be taught as 'contested belief' in schools rather than a fact in woke teacher crackdown

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Rishi Sunak last year ordered a review into lessons concerning relationships, sex and health.

The Prime Minister ordered the review after a number of high-profile complaints about age-inappropriate, extreme and sexualising content.

Tory MP Miriam Cates, who is a member of the New Conservatives faction, told Sunak that pupils were being taught there were 72 genders and being shown graphic lessons on oral sex.

She told The Sun: "For too long activist groups have been pushing a politically motivated agenda on children under the cover of RSHE.

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“The Cass Review shows how dangerous it is to let ideology overtake facts.

“We need compulsory guidance to restore common sense and the rights of parents to know what their children are being taught.”

The new clampdown comes just hours after Common Sense Minister Esther McVey launched her latest onslaught against "rainbow" lanyards.

The Tatton MP said: “I want a very simple but visible change to occur to the lanyards we use to carry our security passes [which] shouldn't be a random pick and mix.

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“They should be a standard design reflecting that we are all members of the government delivering for the citizens of the UK.

“Working in the civil service is all about leaving your political views at the building entrance.

“Trying to introduce them by the back door via lanyards should not happen.

“The focus should be on a happy and inclusive working environment and increased productivity.”

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