Catholic school: use ‘preferred pronouns’ of transgender pupils |

A Catholic all-girls school in London has said children should use the “preferred pronoun” of pupils who do not identify as female.

Marian Doyle, headteacher at Sacred Heart High School in Hammersmith, a secondary school, wrote to parents that “as a Catholic school” they must “promote greater wholeness for transgender individuals”.

This would include “using the young person’s preferred pronoun and addressing them as them with their preferred name, recognising their intent to live as the person they believe God created them to be, and refraining from any judgement.”

The letter says that the Equality Act 2010 requires schools to help “eliminate discrimination”, and that guidance from the Department for Education places “gender reassignment” within this duty.


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