Bristol Education Research Group
Safeguarding and Wellbeing for Children and Young People in Bristol Schools
Bristol Education Research Group is a group of academics, former teachers, youth workers, parents, grandparents and feminists.
The primary focus of the group is to challenge the prevailing assumptions regarding trans identified children and young people. These ideas have been widely disseminated by organisations such as Stonewall and Mermaids in school staff training sessions, in materials for use in lessons and in books and cartoons provided for children as young as 3 in nursery schools.
Gender non-conforming children, or those who may be lesbian or gay are at risk of being led down a pathway to gender identity ideology which denies same sex attraction and can lead to dangerous medical interventions.
We are very concerned that children should have rights to single sex spaces – particularly young women and girls including young lesbians. Protections as listed in the Equality Act 2010, are being ignored and this has serious implications for the safeguarding of both male and female individuals.
A further area of interest is the new curriculum for PSHE lessons, and some of the materials produced for use by pupils in schools, bearing in mind there is no longer a parental right to remove a child from these lessons.
We have contacted all the Bristol secondary schools, as well as people in Bristol City Council, and we would welcome contact from parents of children attending these schools who have a right to information about their child’s education.
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We were approached by a parent who has been concerned about her daughter’s welfare as a pupil at Cotham School. We offered to write to the school on her behalf and this is the letter that we sent on 6 May 2021. We have had an acknowledgement from the head’s PA, so we look forward…
We have written the following letter to Bristol’s Mayoral Candidates: “You will be aware of the many concerns that have been expressed recently about the safety and wellbeing of girls and young women in schools. It’s important, therefore, that as Mayor of Bristol girls and women will have your guarantee that you will protect their…
BERG supports call for a fundamental review of school safeguarding and draws attention to issues in Bristol schools
In an article published in The Telegraph, Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee called for a fundamental review of school safeguarding. Many publications picked up issues raised in the article, but few paid attention to his concern about mixed sex school toilets which are so important when considering children…