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Welsh Government launches probe over fears schools have reintroduced Section 28 policies

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  1. Jock S. Trap 20 Aug 2013, 4:11pm

    This is shameful.

    No school can surely use the excuse “failure to remove the old policy” after all these years.

    More like “We got away with it for all this time!”

    Shameful and just wrong.

    When will teachers learn respect has to be in the classroom too?

    1. Diego L. Gerald 20 Aug 2013, 11:10pm

      I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do…

    2. Policies of the management of the school have nothing to do with teachers. Good teachers care deeply about the welfare of the young people in their care and I feel your comment is a bit dismissive of the lengths many of us go to to ensure that school is a welcoming place for everyone.

  2. If it transpires that the provisions of Section 28 are still being applied in some schools because of (a) ignorance of the repeal (b) “failure to remove the old policy” or (c) a willful act by a religiously-observant head, they should be sacked. It either shows total incompetance over an extremely important issue or defiance because of their faith. Whatever the reason, decisive and punitive action is required.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 20 Aug 2013, 4:59pm

      The sad thing is though, nothing will happen to them, certainly nothing punitive because it will invite a backlash from the religious nutters and the opposition in Parliament. I can just see the comments in the Mail and Telegraph already.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 20 Aug 2013, 4:57pm

    And furthermore, such policies were deliberate. Nobody could claim they were unaware of Section 28, especially as it related to schools and curricula and nobody could claim that it wasn’t repealed.

    I’m surprised we haven’t seen a backlash from the religious nutters and Tory backbenchers yet.

  4. Although I obviously don’t agree with these policies, I am glad that they show us one thing: the homophobes are running out of ideas. They are losing and they don’t have much time left.

    1. The reported account of the headteacher of Tasker Milward School released through Pembrokeshire County Council that it was a mistake is laughable. How can a headteacher not know what is in the school’s own policies? It calls itself a Christian school and should issue a full apology, as should the Diocese of Cardiff whose statement about St Illtyd’s policy is mealy mouthed.

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