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UK Christian teacher settles 'transgender row' legal case with school

by Marcus Jones

A Christian maths teacher who took his employer to court after he was disciplined for misgendering a transgender student has settled his legal action.

He had originally sued an Oxfordshire school, which can't be named, after he was accused of gross misconduct.

He found himself in trouble back in November 2017 after saying "well done girls" to a group of students which included a pupil who identified as a boy.

Despite apologising, the teacher, who also can't be named, was suspended with the school suggesting he "demonstrated discriminatory behaviours".

The case has now been resolved with the Christian Legal Centre, which represented him releasing a short statement.

It said: "The parties have reached an amicable resolution, the details of which are confidential and the parties shall not engage in any further communication regarding this case."

Premier understands Christian Legal Centre and the teacher are happy with the resolution.

The school is yet to comment.

Speaking when the case first emerged, Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre explained why this issue was a particular concern

She said: "The teaching profession is becoming an ideological battleground as teachers are finding themselves silenced or punished if they refuse to fall in line with the current sexual and gender ideology being imposed on our children in schools.

"We all know how much we change during our teenage years. It is vital that during those years we help our children to live in the biological sex they were born rather than encouraging them to change 'gender'. If we encourage them to change gender it is not kind and compassionate; it is cruel."

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