Zahawi says parents must be told what children are learning in sex ed
Nadhim Zahawi wades into trans row and says parents must be told what their children are learning in school
- The Education Secretary is demanded teachers have access to sex ed materials
- Last week MPs heard some schools are refusing to show parents trans materials
- Mr Zahawi says that it is the right of parents to know what kids are being taught
Nadhim Zahawi has intervened in the row over transgender ideology in schools yesterday, insisting parents have the right to know what is being taught.
The Education Secretary pledged action after concerns pupils are being taught contested gender theory as fact.
Last week MPs heard some schools are refusing to show parents teaching materials used in sex education classes about transgenderism.
Yesterday in the Commons Tory MP Nick Fletcher said: ‘Caution is needed if books [are] to encourage a child to question their biological sex and to believe they were born in the wrong body because of gender non-conformity – not conforming to society’s stereotypes.
The Education Secretary pledged action after concerns pupils are being taught contested gender theory as fact
‘Parents should be able to see what is being shared with children either in lessons or the school library.’
Mr Zahawi replied: ‘Parents should know what their children are being taught in school.
‘There are clear requirements on schools in relation to providing parents with information.’
He reiterated a commitment for teaching guidelines on the issue.
Many secondary schools use agencies for sex and relationships education.
Last week Tory MP Miriam Cates said some are teaching controversial theories, citing a video by group Amaze that suggested boys who wear nail varnish or girls who like weightlifting may be the opposite sex.
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