Pupils should be taught that some children have two mummies or two

She went on to explain how even faith schools, where their religion does not permit same sex relationships, manage to fulfil their requirements under the equalities act in a “sensitive and careful way”.  “The essence of democracy is that we don’t all get our way. The essence of democracy is that we accept majority decision,” she said.“There will always be things that we don’t like which if we were running the country we wouldn’t do. That is the very essence of it, accepting that we can’t have 100 per cent of what we want.”Andrew Moffat, the assistant head at Parkfield Community School, designed the “No Outsiders” programme which aims to teach children about issues such as gender, identity and sexual orientation during Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) lessons.Mr Moffat, who has been awarded an MBE for services to equality and diversity in education, said he has received threats from parents who oppose the course.While parents are allowed to withdraw their children from RSE lessons, they are only permitted to do so for the sex education part, and not for relationship education.Learning about same sex couples would be part of the latter section, meaning parents who disagree with this are not able to remove their children from classes. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.  Amanda Spielman’s intervention comes amid a row at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham Pupils should be taught that some children have “two mummies or two daddies”, the head of Ofsted has said, following protests by Muslim parents at a school in Birmingham.Amanda Spielman’s intervention comes amid a row at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, where parents launched a petition against the primary school’s “No Outsiders” programme where children are taught  about same sex couples and gender identity.She said that parents need to learn that “we don’t all get our way” and must accept that “we can’t have 100 per cent of what we want”.Hundreds of parents have protested outside the school in recent weeks, saying that teaching children about LGBT rights and homophobia contradicts their Islamic faith.But Ms Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England, has weighed in to support the school, saying that children need to be taught about same sex relationships irrespective of their religious background.“It’s about making sure they [children] know just enough to know that some people prefer not to get married to somebody of the opposite sex and that sometimes there are families that have two mummies or two daddies,” she told the BBC.“It’s about making sure that children who do happen to realise that they themselves may not fit a conventional pattern know that they’re not bad or ill.” Ms Spielman said if there is a disagreement, parents must engage in “rational discussion” and “proper conversation” rather than protest to establish a “middle ground”. Fatima Shah, who has taken her 10-year-old daughter out of the school, has said that the lessons were “inappropriate””Children are being told it’s OK to be gay yet 98 per cent of children at this school are Muslim,” she told Birmingham Live.“It’s a Muslim community. I’ve taken my daughter out and other parents have too. Enough is enough.”The school has defended the programme, which they said had been fully explained to parents. They added: “No Outsiders allows us to raise awareness of these differences so that children are able to tolerate and accept differences in our society.”A Department for Education spokesperson said: “Parkfield Community School is an outstanding school with a leadership team and staff committed to ensuring pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain.“The Department trusts headteachers and teachers to develop a curriculum and whole school approach that ensures personal as well as academic development of their pupils.”  Amanda Spielman’s intervention comes amid a row at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham read more

Champion sailor could be reunited with £10000 Rolex lost overboard 20 years

He subsequently attempted to take the auction house to court as his watch was also claimed by the seller, known as Mr Guidi and under international law was returned to him.But the 71-year-old celebrated sailor was declared the rightful owner of the watch under UK law last week in a court order from Truro County Court.However  the watch had never been with auctioneers in the UK and the order from Truro County Court does not reference the status of the watch under Swiss and Italian law.Christie’s Geneva said it was therefore obliged to return the watch to the seller who claims ownership under Italian law.“The watch is of no value to me, it’s not about the money, it’s effectively my Olympic gold medal, Mr Gardini gave it to me after our crew won the San Francisco World Championships in 1988,” Mr McColl told The Sunday Telegraph.In a letter addressed to Mr McColl dated January 2017, Rolex confirmed that the watch was listed on the manufacturer’s stolen database in 1999 and a month later, they confirmed it was registered by Falmouth Police as stolen around the same time. In April this year, a Christie’s representative contacted Mr McColl to discuss the return of his watch, asking him to collect the watch himself, or declare whether he needs it to be shipped.A spokesperson for Christie’s said: “Christie’s has made every effort to seek a resolution to this situation on behalf of the two parties. We have now ensured the parties are in touch direct in order the ownership question can be resolved between them. “The court has dismissed any claims against Christie’s. The court has not addressed the question of ownership as a matter of Italian law, which is where the watch was latterly purchased. “Under no circumstance would Christie’s knowingly offer any object where there are valid concerns over the ownership.” The Rolex which Mr McColl will be reunited with A Champion British sailor was offered the chance to be reunited with his prized Rolex worth £10,000 that he lost 20 years ago overboard, after it emerged for sale in Switzerland.Christie’s auction house in Geneva offered the engraved watch to its owner Philip McColl, years after they phoned him and asked if he would “negotiate” to get his long-lost Rolex back. It claimed he refused to engage in negotiations.The yacht engineer was given the precious engraved Rolex Submariner in 1998 by his now deceased former employer and friend, Italian businessman Raul Gardini, who had an estimated £2.2 billion fortune at the time.But he lost his beloved watch – estimated to be worth around £10,000 – while on his passenger boat off the British coast in 1998, believing it went overboard.But Mr McColl became suspicious the watch may have been stolen and reported it to Devon and Cornwall police. In 2016, the sailor said the auction house contacted him on behalf of a seller to ask if he owned the watch engraved with his name and to see if he wanted to buy it back.Mr McColl said that the auction house would have known it was his and had been stolen, due to the Rolex being listed on an Interpol list.   However Christies said that the item was not listed on Interpol list at the time of checking. The Rolex which Mr McColl will be reunited with Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Zeitz like a bomb for Kiel win over PSG

He wasn’t a part of serious TOP handball for a while, as he was sleeping almost two seasons in Veszprem. It looked that THW Kiel brought him back as a mascot beside Vujin and Weinhold, but just last 10 minutes was enough to show how big maestro of this game he is – Christian Zeitz. The 36 years-old German lefthander smashed PSG Handball 28:27 (15:15) with his atomic feints and four goals from the same number of shots in the finish of the derby match at the VELUX EHF Champions League start.PSG Handball had attack to level the score at the end, but Karabatic, Hansen and Stepancic didn’t make proper action to avoid defeat at the start of the European season. Obviously, Zvonimir Serdarusic has still a lot of job to do in the City of Light on the way to Cologne.Young Swedish left back Lukas Nillson netted five goals for the winners, while Uwe Gensheimer was the TOP scorer for PSG with 10 goals.STANDINGS:FC Barcelona Lassa 2THW Kiel 2Bjerringbro Silkeborg 1Telekom Veszprem 1SG Flensburg 1Kadetten Schaffhausen 0PSG Handball 0Orlen Wisla Plock 0PHOTO:THW Kiel ← Previous Story New Barca win in Plock! Next Story → EHF TV Best 7 players of the Week 1 Christian ZeitzPSG HandballTHW KielVelux EHF Champions League read more