Top Girls School Bans Teachers From Calling Pupils ‘Girls’ As It May Offend Trans Students
One of the UK’s top performing girls grammar schools has banned teachers from calling pupils “girls” because it may offend transgender students.
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls in Manchester has written to parents saying the decision was made to break “ingrained habits in the way pupils are spoken to”and that “for many transgender students being misgendered can be very hurtful”
Governors have said however that there were no plans to remove “girls” from the school’s name.
RT reports: Head Teacher Stephanie Gill told parents in a letter that the school’s new approach came as a response to “the challenges facing our students who are questioning their gender identity or who do not identify as girls.”