‘As mum of a transgender child, I’m glad primary schools will teach about diversity, kindness and respect’

The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, released plans last week to provide relationships education in primary schools, alongside relationships and sex education in secondary schools. The new guidance is intended to help schools prepare young people ‘for life in the modern world’ and will include discussions of LGBT issues, mental health and staying safe online for the first time. As a … Read More

Social enterprise works to get more minority-ethnic and low-income pupils into university

A social enterprise set up by a former Exeter University student is working to increase participation of pupils from low-income and minority-ethnic backgrounds in higher education. Coach Bright UK sends student volunteers into secondary schools once a week to coach pupils one-on-one in confidence building, independence and problem solving, to prepare them for the self-directed study required at university. The … Read More

How St Paul’s Girls’ School is Embracing Gender Fluidity

A well-known London girls’ school has introduced new measures that allow pupils to define their own gender identity. St Paul’s Girls’ School, whose alumni include MP Harriet Harman andVogue ‘s departing editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman, says it “takes a neutral stance, neither encouraging nor discouraging” a student’s decision to identify either as a boy or gender-neutral. “We consulted the pupils to … Read More