The recent protests in England outside primary schools about teaching children about the full spectrum of relationships are a significant concern (Kotecha, 2019). Schools have a duty to promote positive relationships between different groups of people (2010 Equality Act, section 149) and to educate children about the rule of British law. Children need to be taught to respect differences, and to understand that different types of relationships and same-sex marriage are permitted within British law, irrespective of religious belief. Although it is important that faith and cultural values are respected, education is the best vehicle for eradicating prejudice.
|Publication status||Published - 26 Sept 2019|