Christian school assistant, 43, is sacked after posting petition against transgender issues being taught in her son’s primary school

A school has sacked a Christian member of staff after she posted online protests against transgender teaching at her son’s primary.

Kristie Higgs, 43, was a pastoral assistant at a Gloucestershire academy but a disciplinary panel there decided that she had used language which demeaned its gay, lesbian and transgender pupils.

The mother-of-two, who had worked at the secondary school for six years with an unblemished record, posted objections on her personal Facebook page to the use of two children’s books at her son’s Church of England primary.