Interview: Steve Beegoo on schools draft gender guidance

Feb 3, 2024

In this week’s interview, I discuss the Government’s draft gender guidance for schools with Steve Beegoo, Head of Education at Christian Concern. Steve raises critical points about the current approach to gender identity in education, where it’s often taught as separate from biological sex, and as an undisputed fact. You can listen to our conversation here.

The draft guidance introduces a welcome shift by labelling gender ideology as “a contested belief”. Steve tells me this change is encouraging, signalling a potential move towards a more evidence-based approach in schools. Steve emphasises the risk of sidelining parents in discussions about their children’s identity, highlighting the importance of their involvement.

He also addresses the need for educational regulators to enforce a balanced presentation of contentious topics, citing a ‘huge issue around inspection’. This issue points to the challenge of ensuring educational content remains unbiased, grounded in fact, and that teaching around the benefits of marriage has its rightful place.

This interview serves as a reminder of the ongoing debate around gender education and the critical role of parental rights. It advocates for a balanced, factual discourse within our education system. Please pass it on to family and friends.

At C4M, we stand firm in the belief that education should reflect the truth about the benefits of real marriage. Unproven and contentious gender ideologies that diverge from established scientific and social realities, have no place within our educational frameworks.