Government still has no strategy for tackling sexism in schools, say teachers


Criticism comes as thousands of students share experiences of sexual harassment and abuse

Teachers have criticised the government for failing to create a national strategy to tackle sexism in schools, as thousands of students come forward to share experiences of sexual harassment and abuse at school and university as part of a new initiative to tackle rape culture.

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The National Education Union (NEU) said it was disappointed the Department for Education hadn’t taken a “stronger lead” after their report in 2017 found a third of girls had been sexually harassed at mixed-sex schools. It urged the government to “rethink the curriculum” as the country moves out of Covid to ensure teachers have the time and resources to deal with the issue.

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