Head bans transgender pupil from exam... so she shows him Equality Act
By JAMIE PYATT
Published: Today at 00:00http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4444161/Headmaster-bans-transgender-pupil-from-exam-so-she-shows-him-Equality-Act.html
A TRANSGENDER pupil had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he allowed her to sit a GCSE exam while wearing girls’ clothes.
Ashlyn Parram, 16, turned up for her first examination in tights, skirt and blazer — but was told by teachers to go home and change into the boys’ school uniform.
The furious teen printed off a copy of the law on sex discrimination, which includes specific legislation on the treatment of transgenders and transsexuals, and marched it straight to head Chris Wall’s office.
Transsexual, 16, forces school to let him sit exam dressed as a girl: Head threatened with Equality Act
Ashlyn Parram diagnosed with gender dysphoria and on a waiting list for hormone treatment
Headteacher Chris Walls forced to let him sit exam dressed in a girls' school uniform because of equality legislation
But Ashlyn still placed 40ft away from other pupils to take paper
The Equality Act protects transsexuals from discrimination and harassment - including 'by a teacher at school'
By Andrew Levy
PUBLISHED: 17:31 EST, 22 July 2012 | UPDATED: 17:31 EST, 22 July 2012http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2177404/Transsexual-16-forces-school-let-sit-exam-dressed-girl-Head-threatened-Equality-Act.html
Ashlyn Parram, 16, who was born a boy but is undergoing gender reassignment treatment, said that at first he was told he could not sit the paper because he was not wearing boys’ uniform.
But he said headmaster Chris Walls backed down after he showed him a copy of the Equality Act 2010, which stated he had to be treated the same as other pupils.
Ashlyn, who was wearing make-up and hair extensions as well as a girl’s uniform, claimed, however, that when he returned to the sports hall for the GCSE maths paper he was segregated from other pupils. He was put at the back of the room 40ft from everyone else.