Everyone is entitled to their own belief, religion and culture. Schools have a duty to promote the protected characteristics, which include religion and belief but also include different families. In this country, no one protected characteristic is more important than another.

While Islam does not recognise all types of different families, our school teaches that according to English law, families can look different.

As Muslim schools we are not expected to promote different relationships, however, we will teach our children that we expect everyone to be respectful and recognise that families will look different in the society in which they live.

In secondary schools we are expected to cover LGBT content in our RSE teaching and this is expected to include age appropriate and developmentally appropriate teaching about different types of relationships in the context of the law.