Statutory powers and legislation that allows teaching of LGBTQ+ to under 16's per CfE

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Dear North Ayrshire Council,

Per FOISA please provide me with information contained in your records as follows:

Please provide statutory powers and legislation that gives your local authority education and Schools per Curriculum for Excellence, the legal authority to teach LGBTQ+ to children age 16 and under, in schools that fall within your council area?

Please advise at what age or equivalent nursery/Primary year/High School year that LGBTQ+ teaching commenced throughout your local council schools?

Yours faithfully,

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Dear North Ayrshire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North Ayrshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Statutory powers and legislation that allows teaching of LGBTQ+ to under 16's per CfE'.

I'm sorry to advise that the link you provided us with does not actually state the statutory powers and legislation that allows teaching of LGBTQ+ per https://www.education.gov.scot/improveme... can you please now direct me to the correct piece of statutory legislation that allows you to legally teach this to Scotland's Children?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,
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Good afternoon

Please see attached acknowledgement in regards to your recent
correspondence requesting a review of the case above.

Kind Regards

Jennifer

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Dear FreedomOfInformation (shared mailbox),

You might want to check this disclosure before issuing any final inaccurate response.
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***The curriculum is not statutory and therefore it is for teachers, headteachers and other professional educational practitioners to decide the development and implementation of the curriculum within the overall framework.***

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Dear FOISA Management (Shared Mailbox),

Thank yo for confirming that:

Whilst the Council is not aware of any specific legislation or statutory powers relating
to the teaching of LGBTQ+ education in schools, it now forms part of the national
curriculum following the recommendations made by the LGBTI Inclusive Education
Working Group.

Yours sincerely,
[name removed]
[name removed]