Comments: Homophobic bullying in the Church of England

'... we do know we’ve got someone of expertise there, she has that previous track record. Precisely what timescale is, and indeed the name of the person, has escaped me, but I’ll make sure that you know.'

'There is no national collection of statistics regarding bullying in schools and the Board of Education doesn’t have the capacity at this time to engage in such a survey.'

Reassuring to see that the Bishop is showing his commitment to this project by taking a close interest in it and getting on top of the details, and that all the resources necessary to its successful outcome are being put in place. After all, the CofE has such a distinguished track record in the area of homophobia [irony warning].

I suppose my irony might be a little harsh as a judgement - at least the church is doing something. But is the church's heart really in it if the Chair of the Board of Education can put up such a lame performance at GS?

Posted by Roger Antell at Saturday, 23 November 2013 at 11:08pm GMT

I offered to help the archbishop in August. I am a retired secondary deputy head teacher with 20 years experience of tackling discrimination in schools at a national level. Furthermore, I am a committed practicing Anglican who has just been awarded a PhD for a study of families and coming out. However, my offer was brushed aside, I will have to find somewhere else to use my talents. My best wishes for the alliance between the church and Stonewall

Posted by clairejxx at Monday, 25 November 2013 at 6:10am GMT

It seems very positive that bullying is being addressed. I wish the best for this collaboration.

Posted by Cynthia at Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at 11:46pm GMT
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