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Clarity on new RSE guidance in schools

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Mooncupdotcom Wed 30-Sep-20 19:10:26

Great clear article here for parents and teachers. Good to refer to if you have any difficult or inappropriate training....

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ahagwearsapointybonnet Wed 30-Sep-20 22:58:53

Thanks for posting this, it will come in very useful as I'm about to write to school!

Jintyfer Thu 01-Oct-20 07:01:12

Thanks for this. Clarity indeed.

Has anyone else shared any of this information on their school year Facebook groups?

I was out with a couple of mums last night (don't know then that well) and one of them said to me "tell me, why are you so passionate about JK Rowling?" So this started the whole conversation about JK, the word Woman, trans kids and all the related stuff which I've been sharing on my personal Facebook (I'm quite bold these days) and they listened with interest. The mum who raised it in the first place is a little bit savvy about the situation. In fact, apparently Colin at her work is now Chloe!

But they had NO idea about what WAS going to be taught to our kids or Stonewall's influence or the sudden updates to the guidance. No idea, hadn't even thought about it. Is this standard? Naive?

Anyway I'm tempted to share this Tes summary on the group. It's usually all homework or missing PE kit related on there, but I feel duty bound to inform the uninformed. It might start an interesting discussion or it might be completely ignored. 🤷‍♀️

I'd be interested to know if anyone else has shared it and what the responses were. It's Y7, so lots of new parents I mostly don't know. X

ArabellaScott Thu 01-Oct-20 07:12:23

So refreshing to read. It's like everyone is waking up from a bad dream.

Jintyfer Thu 01-Oct-20 07:23:28


So refreshing to read. It's like everyone is waking up from a bad dream.

That's a really good way to put it, I agree!

HecatesHat Thu 01-Oct-20 07:31:09

Thanks OP, very clear and very useful.

Kantastic Thu 01-Oct-20 08:31:07

Another new piece of guidance refers to "cancel culture". This in an expression used to describe reaction to public figures who express opinions which elicit extreme reactions from the public. The idea that they have been "cancelled" is born out of the idea that their platform to speak has been taken away.

That particular paragraph seems biased -specifically the reference to "public figures." People concerned about cancel culture are generally concerned about how it impacts private individuals who are on the receiving end of social media pileons, where they and their employers are bullied until they are sacked. The principal sneer directed at the people who signed that anti cancel culture letter,, 1838324 open letters ago, was that the signers are public figures and still have a voice and therefore haven't been cancelled. (The sneerers apparently couldn't wrap their head around the concept of caring about other people.) That paragraph is actually very misleading.

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