Written by on September 13, 2019

A meeting took place this week to discuss the changes to how Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is taught in Luton schools.

RSE becomes compulsory in schools in the country from September 2020 following a change in law.

Saraj Qazi, of the Jamia Islamia Ghousia Trust, outlined the proposals to a number of attendees that included local councillors and representatives from the local authority.

He said: “The purpose of this meeting, and why Allama Chisti Sahib has asked for this meeting, is to start dialogue with Luton Borough Council on this issue.

“We do not want to see similar issues to what we are seeing across the country in which harsh words and methods are being used. This is not painting any Muslim in a positive light.

“We would all like to teach our children these matters in a manner we deem appropriate but sadly this is no longer an option.

“We feel that there are three key parties involved in this matter; the local council, the education board and the community.

“We feel the best way forward is to initially nominate a team from the community to liaise with the council and the education board, working with them in a productive manner to consult with the whole community.”

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