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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pupils: Gender Recognition more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to issue guidance to schools on handling allegations of misgendering of pupils. more like this
tabling member constituency Monmouth remove filter
tabling member printed
David T. C. Davies more like this
uin 260600 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
answer text <p>​The Department has published guidance to help schools understand how the Equality Act affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the Act. This includes a duty on schools not to discriminate unlawfully due to the protected characteristic of gender reassignment. The guidance can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools</a>.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Government’s LGBT Action Plan, the Department has committed to ensuring that schools have access to the guidance they need to support LGBT pupils. This includes a commitment to updating the Equality Act guidance. Also, in the LGBT Action Plan is a commitment that Government Equalities Office will work with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to publish comprehensive guidance for schools on how to support transgender pupils.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-14T11:57:04.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:57:04.947Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
1545
label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1130010
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Schools: Uniforms more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to issue guidance to schools about the application of school uniform and other potentially gender distinctive policies. more like this
tabling member constituency Monmouth remove filter
tabling member printed
David T. C. Davies more like this
uin 260599 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>The Department publishes guidance to help schools understand how the Equality Act affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the Act. This includes a duty on schools not to discriminate unlawfully due to the protected characteristics of sex and gender reassignment. As part of the Government’s LGBT Action Plan, the Department has committed to updating this guidance and this will be published in due course. The LGBT Action Plan contains a commitment that the Government Equalities Office will work with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to publish comprehensive guidance for schools on how to support transgender pupils. The Equality Act guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools</a>.</p><p>The Department already publishes guidance for schools on setting school uniform policies. The guidance sets out that a school should ensure that their school uniform policy is fair and reasonable for all its students and that policies should be flexible enough to accommodate the different needs of pupils.</p><p>In making decisions about school uniform policy, and all other school policies, a school must have regard to its obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998, the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty. The school uniform guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a>.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T16:47:52.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:47:52.67Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
1545
label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
432976
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Schools: Uniforms more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state-funded schools require pupils to wear a burqa or jilbab as part of their uniform. more like this
tabling member constituency Monmouth remove filter
tabling member printed
David T. C. Davies more like this
uin 902428 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The governing body or academy trust of an individual school is responsible for setting their uniform policy. The Department does not collect information about individual schools’ uniform policies.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Schools must have full regard to their obligations under equalities legislation and act reasonably, fairly and flexibly in the interests of all their children.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">The governing body or academy trust of an individual school is responsible for setting their uniform policy. The Department does not collect information about individual schools’ uniform policies.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Our guidance to schools on school uniform is clear that schools must have full regard to their obligations under equalities law, and act reasonably and fairly in the interests of all their students.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We would expect all schools to act flexibly in response to reasonable requests to vary their uniform policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department's guidance on school uniform is available online: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a>.</ins></p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-30T17:15:11.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T17:15:11.507Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2015-12-02T14:18:02.68Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T14:18:02.68Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
1545
label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this