New guidance for Church schools

Nov 13, 2017 by

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Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying tackled in new guidance for church schools, from the Church of England website:

Guidance for the Church of England’s 4,700 schools published today aims to prevent pupils from having their self-worth diminished or their ability to achieve impeded by being bullied because of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity.

The report makes 12 recommendations for schools including ensuring schools’ Christian ethos statements offer “an inclusive vision for education” where “every child should be revered and respected as members of a community where all are known and loved by God. ”

Clear anti-bullying policies should include HBT behaviours and language, policies on how to report incidences should be accessible, staff trained on recognising bullying, curriculum and collective worship should support the vision and the wider church ensure that schools are responding well to the guidance.

Commending the report, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “All bullying, including homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying causes profound damage, leading to higher levels of mental health disorders, self-harm, depression and suicide.

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Why Our Guidance On Combating Bullying Is Part Of Our Vision For Education by Nigel Genders, Huffington Post

Let boys wear tutus, girls wear superhero cloaks, says Church of England, Reuters

Church of England tells primary schools: Let little boys wear tutus and high heels if they want by Harry Farley, Christian Today

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England, World News

Let children dress up as boys or girls, CofE tells schools, The Times (£)

Boys should be free to wear tutus and tiaras, says Church of England by Isabel Bennett, Guardian

Church of England issues transphobic bullying guidance, BBC News

Let boys wear tutus and high heels if they want to, Church of England says, by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph

Let little boys wear tiaras: Church of England issues new advice to combat transgender bullying for teachers by Steve Doughty, Mailonline

Church of England tells schools to let children ‘explore gender identity’ by Rachel Roberts, Independent

Boys should be able to wear tutus, tiaras and heels if they want, says Church of England, Metro

Commentary:

Why CofE schools are right to stand against LGBT bullying by Peter Ould, Premier

Melanie Phillips writes in the Times: ‘ The Church of England is sowing the seeds of its own destruction’; re- Lorna Ashworth, Gavin Ashenden and Joshua Sutcliffe. – Gavin Ashenden

Homophobic bullying and CofE schools by Phill Sacre

I’m not surprised the absurd Church of England says boys can wear tiaras to school. All common sense has been lost in the gender debate by A N Wilson, Mailonline

More media coverage, including TV interviews, from the Church of England website
Questioning gender fluidity is the new blasphemy by Brendan O’Neill, Spectator

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