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Summary: Headteachers dealing with protestsover LGBT lessons should have been given more backing, Sara Khan - the government’s chief adviser on countering extremism has said. Outside the school gate, parents and campaigners held banners with red words “ My child, My choice ” and “Let kids be kids” after a book was created by Andrew Moffat in 2014, the assistant head teacher at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham. The programme gives students more understanding about the characteristics protected by the Equality Act - such as sexual orientation and religion.Books used in programme contain stories about a dog that doesn't feel like it fits in, two male penguins that raise a chick together and a boy who likes to dress up like a mermaid. However, some parents at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham saylessons featuring books illustrate same-sex relationships are not age-appropriate and these lessons have currently been suspended due to the protest until an acceptable compromise could be reached with parents. Speaking about the Department for Education’s response to the issue, she told the BBC’s Panorama: “I think the government was too slow to tackle this problem. There’s a lot of bewilderments about what’s actually being taught and I think the Department of Education could have played a vital role in clarifying to parents their kids gonna being taught, not the misinformation that they are seeing out there.” Answering to the
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