Kristie Higgs

Kristie lost her job as a school pastoral assistant for sharing her concerns about RSE on a private Facebook post.

Kristie Higgs, a mother of two, had been working for six years as a pastoral assistant at her local secondary school with an exemplary record.

However, after one anonymous person saw two of Kristie’s personal Facebook posts sharing her concerns about sex education lessons at her child’s primary school, she was reported to her headteacher. Kristie was told that her private posts could “[bring] the school into disrepute” and was subsequently sacked from her position.

Commenting on her case, Kristie said:

I have been punished for sharing concerns about Relationships and Sex Education. I hold these views because of my Christian beliefs, beliefs and views which are shared by hundreds of thousands of parents across the UK. My number one concern has always been the effect that learning about sex and gender in school will have on children at such a young age. I am determined to fight this case and to stand for Christians and all parents across the country who are being silenced for sharing and holding these views.”

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