The Tes Community is a professional-based forum for people working in education to discuss issues that are of interest to them. The forums are supposed to be a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for everyone (active, established and new members) as well as those who visit and read the forums. It is not a platform for anyone to negatively target members or indeed sections of society (including marginalised and vulnerable groups) by ridiculing them or creating opportunities for inappropriate and offensive comments about them. With this in mind, topics concerning transgender rights will only be discussed in certain on-topic forums about relevant education-based issues where members can constructively discuss best practice. Members who use this and other forums on the site to attack, belittle and denigrate those groups for any reason will face sanctions. Please take this opportunity to read the house rules and remember to post in accordance with those rules. Thank you.