A headteacher at a school in Birmingham has caused controversy by banning teachers from using terms such as ‘man up’ and ‘good morning boys and girls’ by claiming that using such language is damaging children.

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, the headteacher of Anderton Park Primary School in Sparkhill told Good Morning Britain that she prefers teachers to use terms such as ‘good morning everyone’ to avoid upsetting children who might not identify as either sex.

Many people have criticised the teacher on social media by claiming that the decisions made by the headteacher are ‘crazy’ but the school remains committed to them.

Headteacher Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson said that by telling young boys to ‘man up’ you risk potentially ‘damaging’ them in later life.