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Tackling homophobia in schools

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Alan H
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Tackling homophobia in schools

#1 Post by Alan H » February 4th, 2015, 10:37 am

Teachers would be trained to tackle homophobic bullying under Labour
He said: “The use of homophobic language and other forms of homophobic bullying is damaging the life chances of so many young people … There is no place for it in our society – and never should it be ignored in our schools.”

Under the plan, age-appropriate sex and relationships education will become compulsory in all schools, including in academies and free schools, which are currently exempt.

Hunt said Labour would promote mental health services for young people who had been victims of homophobia and said a “toolkit” of national best practice would be made available to all schools.
The really damning thing is that SRE is not already compulsory in all schools and Free Schools and Academies are free to teach what they want. It would also be good to bring back citizenship education.
Alan Henness

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Dave B
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Re: Tackling homophobia in schools

#2 Post by Dave B » February 4th, 2015, 11:19 am

I certainly agree that citizenship education is necesary. Most of my friends did a pretty good job of instilling a sense of social responsibilty in their kids but I see Some evidence that many parents only instill enough (via shouting and minor violence usually) to give them time and quiet to watch their TV.
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