New guidelines for nursery teachers suggest more gender neutral language should be used in a bid to create a more balanced environment. The research has been published recently by the Care Inspectorate under the title Gender Equal Play. The guide talks about how play and the environment could have an affect on a child in regards to gender stereotyping. It states that instead of greeting a class with 'hello boys and girls', saying 'hello everyone' is more appropriate. Also the use of 'boy' and 'girl' should be changed to 'them' or 'they' and 'Mr squirrel' should also be done away with and replaced simply with 'squirrel'. All the words and phrases the guidelines suggest should be altered: Hello boys and girls - Hello Everyone. Boy or girl - them, they, theirs. Mankind - humanity. Man's achievements - human achievements. Man-made - synthetic, manufactured, machine-made. The common man - the average person. Mr Squirrel - squirrel. Male Nurse - nurse. Woman Doctor - doctor. Chairman - … [Read more...] about Staff at nurseries told not to use the words boy or girl
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A-levels are going gender neutral, as one of the country’s leading exam boards is now allowing students to opt out of boys and girls classifications. For the first time this summer, teenagers who do not identify with either gender are able to request that male and female flags are removed from EdExcel’s system. EdExcel, which is owned by the education company Pearson, has also axed gender categories completely from the documents that students receive on results day with their grades. Compiling information about students’ gender enables exam boards to examine trends in results over time, such as whether boys or girls are dominating the top gradeshow many girls are taking STEM subjects compared to boys. However, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), which represents the UK’s major exam boards, said that the introduction of a gender neutral option would not affect national trends since numbers would be too low to have an impact. EdExcel is the first major … [Read more...] about A-levels go gender neutral: Leading exam board allows students to opt out of boys and girls classifications
NOW that the Royal lovebirds - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry - have honeymooned and are settling into married life, we’re all wondering when the Duchess of Sussex will get pregnant. The guessing game is now over, as tarot reader Kerry King has asked her cards and here's what they said... When will Harry and Meghan have children? CARD: The Sun "The Sun represents family and children so this, for starters, is a great omen. "Family is most definitely on the cards. "The card also represents Leo which hints that the first-born mini-Meg/Harry will be born next summer in late July or August. "Meghan is a Leo. "I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest it’s a girl. "Two Lionesses prowling around our Virgo Prince Harry. "He won’t know what’s hit him!"Will they have a boy or a girl? CARD: Eight of cups "The Eight of Cups card also hints at a girl as Cups is a feminine suit. "It also hints that maybe they, secretly, hope for a girl even though Royal protocol has … [Read more...] about This is when Meghan Markle will get pregnant and whether she and Prince Harry will have a boy or girl…according to tarot cards
WHEN you’re in the early stages of pregnancy, one of the most exciting things you’ll be thinking about is whether your baby will be a boy or a girl. Here’s what you need to know about when, where and how you’ll find out. When can you find out a baby’s sex? Most pregnant women find out their baby's sex (if they choose to know) during their mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan. This usually takes place around the 20 week mark. According to the NHS website, the technician may not be able to tell the sex for certain if they can't get a clear view of the baby's genitals. A baby's penis or vulva begins forming as early as six weeks, but male and female babies still look very similar on ultrasound until about 14 weeks. In some cases, it can still be hard to tell several weeks after that. You don’t have to find out your baby’s sex in advance and some expecting parents choose not to. This is what happens at the 20 week scan The 20 week scan is also … [Read more...] about When can you find out your baby’s sex, what happens at the 20 week scan and are there signs you’re having a boy or girl?
ICON Chrissy Teigen has given birth to her second child. Here's the FULL lowdown on baby number two... When did Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's have their second baby? In November 21, 2017, Chrissy announced that she and husband John Legend were expecting their second child together. Then on May 17, 2018 it was revealed she had given birth. The 32-year-old model took to Twitter to announce the news writing: "Somebody's herrrrrrre!" The couple already have a two-year-old daughter, called Luna. What will Chrissy call her baby? Chrissy and John have still not revealed a name for their baby. In fact, during a recent interview, the model said she and John haven't even picked a name yet. She told E! News: "Names are tough. What I learned was never share your ideas. "If you have a name idea, somebody is going to be like 'No, I knew a person by that name in high school and they were gross.' That always happens. "John picked Luna so I decided I get to pick this one. I don't know what … [Read more...] about When was Chrissy Teigen’s baby born with John Legend, does the boy or girl have a name yet and how old’s their daughter Luna?