Primary school head teachers are being told to include books featuring transgender parents on the curriculum.
Guidance from the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) says ‘trans perspectives’ must be visible in the classroom to combat prejudice among pupils.
The advice, endorsed by the Government and Ofsted, is expected to be rolled out in primaries across the country.
It tells schools to ensure books featuring ‘trans parents’ or ‘celebrating gender identity and difference’ are included in the curriculum for pupils aged four to 11.
And it advocates ‘gender neutral phrasing’ for dress codes, asking schools to ensure uniform rules ‘avoid gender stereotypes’.