LONDON (Web Desk) – Teachers are being asked to call transgender children ‘zie’ rather than ‘he’ or ‘she’ to avoid giving offence under new official guidelines.
The Boarding Schools Association has told teachers to learn a ‘new language’ as part of official guidance which is aimed at ‘queering the education system’.
The advice aims to help teachers navigate the ‘minefield’ of gender identity and deal with children and young adults who do not want to be referred to by male or female pronouns.
As part of it teachers have been told to address children by their ‘pronoun of choice’, including they or ‘zie’.
Alex Thompson, deputy chief executive of the Boarding Schools’ Association, said the guidelines hope to help school staff who may be ‘in the dark’, Dailymail reported.