Stop Transgender Indoctrination in Primary Schools

Petition to: Norfolk County Council

 

Stop Transgender Indoctrination in Primary Schools

Stop Transgender Indoctrination in Primary Schools

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Do you really want your young child to see this?

ParentPower is supporting parents in Norfolk whose persistent complaints about an explicit age-inappropriate Relationships, Sex and Health Education resource, which promotes transgender ideology, have fallen on deaf ears.

The resource for teachers, ‘RSE Solution’, is provided by Educator Solutions, a trading arm of Norfolk County Council, and is used by numerous schools in the county, including faith schools. Parents, whose children attended a Church of England primary school in Norfolk, which uses this resource, were shocked to discover what they were planning to teach their young children.

Norfolk’s RSE programme teaches 7-year-old children that they are only born “like a boy”, or “like a girl”, and that they need to choose their gender from options including “boy, girl, and not sure”.  8-year-olds are taught that we live in a “heteronormative” world, but they can be “Pangender", "Transgender", and "Cisgender", amongst others.  The term “heterosexual” is not included as an option for sexual preference, giving children, in consequence, the impression that such minority sexual identities are the norm. The resource also uses sexual and age-inappropriate images for teaching young children.

The CofE primary school had neither properly consulted nor made it easy for parents to view the material, and the schools’ RSHE teacher even accused the parents of bigotry when they enquired about the extent to which the resource promoted critical race theory and gender ideology.  These parents were then forced to undergo a protracted battle with their children’s school. A letter was sent to the Headteacher, asking why radical gender ideology needed to be taught to children so young and why it was being presented to them as fact, especially as the Department for Education (DfE) does not even require this to be taught in primary schools.  The response the parents received was very dismissive, and their request for an independent evaluation of the RSHE resource was rejected.

The parents then lodged a formal complaint with the DfE; however, despite sending three follow-up letters over the course of the next 6 months, the DfE has not yet even assigned a case officer or commenced the investigation.  A letter received from the parents’ local MP promised only to pass on their concerns. Ofsted claimed they could not act and instead passed the complaint back to the local authority (i.e., Norfolk County Council —the same local authority whose resource the complaint was about). Despite two press releases that were picked up by the Telegraph, the MailOnline, and GB News, the school’s leadership continued their refusal to collaborate or compromise.  

This account of the frustrating and time-consuming battle the parents have had to endure demonstrates how the education system is currently stacked against parents trying to protect their children. The case also demonstrates a shocking lack of accountability within the system; with the local authority, the DfE, the Church of England, OFSTED and the local MP all reluctant to address the parents’ legitimate concerns. Parental rights have been trampled on and those whose duty it is to protect the children entrusted to them are not listening. Unfortunately, many schools across all areas of the UK are also using similar RSHE materials.

Whilst this petition is focused on the explicit and inappropriate RSHE resources being used in Norfolk, similar materials are in schools across the country. Therefore, we would urge anyone who shares our concerns to support this petition. You do not need to live in Norfolk to do so. If one local authority can be persuaded to positively address parental concerns, this will set a precedent for others to follow suit.

Sign the petition now to tell the education authorities that enough is enough —such sexually explicit RSHE programmes, promoting radical gender ideology, must be withdrawn from primary schools.



Learn more:
- One Parent's Brave Stand Against Nightmare RSHE in School [Parent Power]:
https://parentpower.family/one-parents-brave-stand-against-nightmare-rshe-in-childrens-school/

- Anti-Christian teaching in a CofE school?: Calvin Robinson and Steve Beegoo (Christian concern) react! [GB News] 22 May 2023:
https://youtu.be/r-yju4hUrmk?si=ufVQbkX2aDbcX_E4

- CofE primary school dismisses parental concerns over explicit sex education [Christian Concern]:
https://christianconcern.com/news/cofe-primary-school-exposed-teaching-extreme-and-explicit-sex-education/

- CofE primary school exposed teaching extreme lessons on gender identity and ignoring parent safeguarding concerns [Christian Concern]:
https://christianconcern.com/ccpressreleases/cofe-primary-school-exposed-teaching-extreme-lessons-on-gender-identity-and-ignoring-parent-safeguarding-concerns/

- Norfolk: Anger after pupils told they can be 'pangender' [Eastern Daily Press] 19 May 2023:
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/23533318.norfolk-anger-pupils-told-can-pangender/

- Parents' fury as they claim children as young as seven are being told they can be 'pangender' by teachers [Daily Mail]
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12101237/Parents-fury-claim-children-young-seven-told-pangender.html

- Primary school teaches children they can be ‘pangender’ [Telegraph]
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/05/18/norfolk-primary-school-teaches-kids-they-can-be-pangender/


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Petition to: Norfolk County Council

Dear Norfolk County Council,

Your resource, RSE Solution, which is being used in Norfolk primary schools, is using sexual, age-inappropriate images for teaching young children and also promotes transgender ideology. It suggests children are only ‘like’ the gender they were born into and that minority adult sexual identities (such as “pangender”) are the norm rather than heterosexuality. 

Parents should not have such extreme views forced onto their children, and it is your duty to protect children from harmful material they may be subjected to, especially in schools, as well as to respect parental rights and the religious background of children and their families.  

(1) The RSE Solution resource breaches schools’ statutory duty to respect the manner in which many parents wish to raise their children in accordance with their Christian and philosophical beliefs (Protocol 1, Article 2, European Convention on Human Rights, as enacted into UK law in Protocol 1, Article 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998).

(2) Much of the material is clearly age inappropriate and parents are rightly concerned that the material may lead to confusion anxiety and may impede the psychological and moral development of their children (Section 80A(2)(b), Education Act 2002).

(3) The religious background of pupils has not been duly taken into consideration when planning, sourcing, and implementing this RSHE programme (Section 80A(2)(b), Education Act 2002).

(4) Norfolk County Council has failed to exercise its functions with the aim of safeguarding the welfare of children who are pupils at the school (Section 175(2), Education Act 2002). This is particularly the case with the resource’s partisan and controversial presentation of gender identity belief and the mature nature of the RSHE-related work provided to the children.

We trust you will take urgent action on this matter to stop the ideological indoctrination of our children. We call on you to immediately withdraw the RSE resources by RSE Solutions before further damage to children is done, and that no further RSE programme will be implemented in Norfolk schools, which presents contested LGBT ideology as fact. We call for full and meaningful consultation with parents, with their right to educate their children according to their religious beliefs to be fully respected within each school.

[Your Name]

Petition to: Norfolk County Council

Dear Norfolk County Council,

Your resource, RSE Solution, which is being used in Norfolk primary schools, is using sexual, age-inappropriate images for teaching young children and also promotes transgender ideology. It suggests children are only ‘like’ the gender they were born into and that minority adult sexual identities (such as “pangender”) are the norm rather than heterosexuality. 

Parents should not have such extreme views forced onto their children, and it is your duty to protect children from harmful material they may be subjected to, especially in schools, as well as to respect parental rights and the religious background of children and their families.  

(1) The RSE Solution resource breaches schools’ statutory duty to respect the manner in which many parents wish to raise their children in accordance with their Christian and philosophical beliefs (Protocol 1, Article 2, European Convention on Human Rights, as enacted into UK law in Protocol 1, Article 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998).

(2) Much of the material is clearly age inappropriate and parents are rightly concerned that the material may lead to confusion anxiety and may impede the psychological and moral development of their children (Section 80A(2)(b), Education Act 2002).

(3) The religious background of pupils has not been duly taken into consideration when planning, sourcing, and implementing this RSHE programme (Section 80A(2)(b), Education Act 2002).

(4) Norfolk County Council has failed to exercise its functions with the aim of safeguarding the welfare of children who are pupils at the school (Section 175(2), Education Act 2002). This is particularly the case with the resource’s partisan and controversial presentation of gender identity belief and the mature nature of the RSHE-related work provided to the children.

We trust you will take urgent action on this matter to stop the ideological indoctrination of our children. We call on you to immediately withdraw the RSE resources by RSE Solutions before further damage to children is done, and that no further RSE programme will be implemented in Norfolk schools, which presents contested LGBT ideology as fact. We call for full and meaningful consultation with parents, with their right to educate their children according to their religious beliefs to be fully respected within each school.

[Your Name]