Government probing school after teacher scolded pupil who questioned classmate’s claim she could identify as a cat | The Sun

A SCHOOL is being probed by the government after a teacher scolded a child for questioning a classmate who identified as a cat.

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan has ordered officials to investigate the row at Rye College following a national backlash. 

Her regional director in Sussex has been tasked with ensuring staff are not teaching “contested opinions” as fact. 

The school has been slammed after a secret recording revealed a teacher branding a pupil’s views as “despicable” after she said there were only two genders.

The Year 8 girl had said it was “crazy” one of her classmates could identify as a cat – prompting her furious teacher to say she should move schools. 

A government source said Ms Keegan was concerned by the footage and wanted to get to the bottom of what happened.

The Department for Education said: “Following concerning reports regarding Rye College, the Education Secretary has asked the regional director to look into the matter further to establish the full details of the case and whether the school requires any additional support.”


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She launched a probe after Downing Street warned teachers against imposing woke views onto kids.

Mr Sunak’s spokesman said: “Teachers have a responsibility to encourage their students to engage respectfully with those they disagree with.

“They should also not be teaching contested opinions as fact or shutting down valid discussions and debates.

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Teachers shouldn’t impose on kids that it's OK to identify as a cat, says PM

“It's important that parents and carers are reassured that children aren't being influenced by the personal views of those teaching them.

“Any examples that strays  from this would be wrong, and we would expect headteachers to act.”

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