Inspectors Report Absence of LGBT Provision at School

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Inspectors Report Absence of LGBT Provision at School


Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter

AN Orthodox Jewish primary school has come under fire from Ofsted for refusing to acknowledge LGBT individuals.

Inspectors said leaders at Gateshead Jewish Primary School had "a clear understanding" of equality law, but warned it was unlikely to meet the standards required of independent schools because it would not recognise possible LGBT pupils, or discuss LGBT issues with students.

In a report published last week, inspectors said: "Leaders do not feel that they are able to identify to their pupils groups of people who are genderreassigned or have sexual orientation other than heterosexuality, as this contravenes some aspects of the community's Jewish faith."

They added: "As a result, pupils are unaware that families may be made up of a range of different adults, including same-sex parents."

The issue of how strictly religious schools address issues of sexuality and gender identity has been the focus of heated debate over recent weeks, after the Department for Education revealed its new policy on relationships and sex education, which includes a requirement that schools teach that some people are LGBT and that this should be respected in British society . 'Charedi' (highly Orthodox) Jewish schools were among those suggesting that this requirement would conflict with their faith.

In a Parliamentary debate about the proposals last week Stephen Timms, the Labour MP for East Ham in London, said: "Voices in the community say that if this continues, Orthodox Jewish families will either home-school en masse, or conclude that the UK is no longer a country where they are welcome.

"Charedi schools, the fastest-growing, will not breach deeply held religious convictions and they should not have to, because religion or belief is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. But Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner said while she hoped the Government would address concerns within the strictly Orthodox Jewish community about of Ofsted, "there can be no opting out of the Equality Act 2010". …

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