UK infant schools praised for teaching trans kids to 'express themselves'
Transgender activist welcomes Ofsted report and applauds schools for allowing children to 'explore gender freely'
19 June 2012 | By Matthew Jenkinhttp://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uk-infant-schools-praised-teaching-trans-kids-express-themselves190612
Trasngender activist Jane Fae told Gay Star News she welcomed the report’s findings.
She said: ‘It is wonderful that schools are prepared to allow children to express themselves without finding that they are being bullied, harassed or being put back into a box where they’re made to feel bad about being different.’
However, Fae said it is not just a ‘trans issue’ and goes much wider.
Primary schools praised for labelling four-year-olds 'transgender'
Inspectors have praised infant schools for supporting their cross-dressing students, with children as young as four being labelled as “transgender”.
By Hannah Furness
7:42AM BST 19 Jun 2012http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/9340632/Primary-schools-praised-for-labelling-four-year-olds-transgender.html
A report found young pupils were being encouraged to express themselves and permitted to dress as the opposite sex without judgment.
The education watchdog highlighted examples of good practice, such as appreciating “that a boy may prefer to be known as a girl and have a girl’s name and similarly a girl may have a girl’s name but wants to dress as and be a boy”.
It praised primary schools where “transgender pupils are taken seriously”, and those which had “gender-neutral” environments.
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Infant school praised by Ofsted 'for allowing its transgender pupils to express themselves'
By Laura Clark
PUBLISHED: 18:23 EST, 18 June 2012 | UPDATED: 04:21 EST, 19 June 2012http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161333/Infant-school-praised-Ofsted-allowing-transgender-pupils-express-themselves.html
Schools are labelling children as young as four as ‘transgender’ simply because they want to dress up as the opposite sex.
Little boys who like wearing dresses or tutus are being encouraged to express themselves in a ‘gender-neutral environment’ in the classroom.
And while many parents may question how any school can make such a judgment about a child so young, Ofsted is apparently in no doubt.