Primary schools praised for labelling four-year-olds ‘transgender’ (UK)
Telegraph (UK) 19 June 2012
Inspectors have praised infant schools for supporting their cross-dressing students, with children as young as four being labelled as “transgender”. A report found young pupils were being encouraged to express themselves and permitted to dress as the opposite sex without judgment. The education watchdog highlighted examples of good practice, such as appreciating “that a boy may prefer to be known as a girl and have a girl’s name and similarly a girl may have a girl’s name but wants to dress as and be a boy”. It praised primary schools where “transgender pupils are taken seriously”, and those which had “gender-neutral” environments. According to a report on one infants’ school, teaching children aged four to seven, it found it was doing “excellent work” with “pupils who are or may be transgender”.