PCC statement on Anderton Park Injunction
The High Court has today (31 May 2019) granted
Birmingham City Council an
interim injunction to protect the area immediately surrounding
Anderton Park Primary School.
The order protects the school from further protests of the
kind that have been held in the street outside the school for the
last few weeks in response to the teaching of LGBT
Following the granting of the injunction, the West Midlands
Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson said: "Teachers
should be free to get on with teaching a full curriculum, that
highlights and explains Britain's full diversity without fear of
protests or threats.
"All forms of equality are equally important.
"As a former head teacher, I understand full well that schools
need to work with parents and would encourage productive dialogue
"I must emphasise though that protests and threats have no place
outside of the school gates and where there is evidence of
criminality the police will be investigating thoroughly.
"Like the overwhelming majority of people from all communities,
I want to these protests to stop so children can get on with their
"The children's education should be at the forefront of