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RSE Investigation: In-depth interview with Education Minister

Wed, 22 Mar 2023

Education Minister Julie Edge
Education Minister Julie Edge

Part two of an investigation into concerns of Relationships and Sex Education on the Isle of Man will look at the preparation and delivery of the curriculum at Queen Elizabeth II High School.

It comes as initial findings from part one of the investigation said claims of a drag queen teaching a lesson and the removal of a child due to a dispute over the number of genders were 'inaccurate'.

The investigation found the guest speaker, who occasionally performed as a drag artist, was not dressed in drag at the time.

Teachers and external speakers at QEII were interviewed as part of the investigation but it's understood a parent and child who raised concerns were not approached to give evidence.

Department of Education, Sport and Culture last month paused its RSE curriculum in all its schools after concerns were raised.

External Independent Investigating Officers Paul Morris and Richard Power will now look at the preparation and delivery of RSE lessons at the school in Peel.

In an in-depth interview with Energy FM, Education Minister Julie Edge explained more about a drop-down day and the investigation process.


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