Hasidic school told it must teach children about LGBT+ people

A Hasidic boys school in Salford, Greater Manchester, which takes pupils up to the age of 12 has been told they need to know about LGBT+ issues.

Ofsted graded the independent Talmud Torah Yetev as a school that “requires improvement”, finding also that progress in secular subjects had not gone far enough.

While its 409 pupils were taught British values and respect for other people, they did not develop a “secure understanding” of all protected characteristics under the Equality Act, inspectors reported.

“Pupils need to develop knowledge and understanding in relation to sexual orientation and gender reassignment. This is to ensure that pupils are fully prepared for life in modern Britain.”

But Ofsted has made clear that it does not regard a school such as Yetev Lev as exempt from dealing with LGBT issues, even though its oldest age group is only a year above primary.

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