Gay teacher threatened over LGBT lessons named as finalist for world’s top teaching award

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02/20/2019

A gay teacher who has been threatened over lessons on homosexuality has been named as a top 10 finalist for one of the world’s top teaching awards. Andrew Moffat, assistant head and a personal social health education teacher at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, has faced protests from parents in recent weeks for teaching primary school children about LGBT equality. But now he is through to the last stage of the million-dollar Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize – where there were 10,000 nominations from 179 countries. He added: “All of us go through insecurity and doubt, trepidation along this journey of life, and those teachers that see the best in us and are patient enough to allow us to grow into that, they are like gold.”

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