Obviously I'm furious, but I want to go about this in the most affective way.
My daughter is 10 (year 5) and yes, she's had the odd snigger when she's said her mum is marrying a woman, but nothing which has been massively concerning. Still not nice though obviously.
This incident doesn't actually involve my daughter, in the sense it wasn't directed at her. It was a boy calling another boy a "gay boy" and that he better not be gay, or he and no one else will be his friend anymore.
My daughter said she wanted to stick up for him and mention my gf and I and say it was normal etc, but was worried they would start teasing her. She's never felt like she couldn't be open and proud about our family before, so I don't want her confidence to become eroded.
It's not just about protecting my daughter and the boy, it's about the reality that statistically there will be kids in that class who are already wondering, or are confused about their feelings and this kind of talk, could seriously hinder their ability to just naturally discover who they are. It could set them back years! Something I'm sure many of you are very familiar with. I certainly am.
I know there are a lot of teachers on here, so it would be good to get your prospective too.
I have a meeting arranged with the HT. I plan to ask how much diversity, including LGBT families, are included in their PSHE. I believe they should come down really hard and have a zero tolerance approach, as they would with racism.
I would really appreciate some beeries advice and opinions on this.