Sex and relationship classes set to be taught in secondary schools after 23 Tory MPs back law change

Feb 10, 2017 by

by Christopher Hope, Telegraph: Compulsory sex and relationship education looks set to be taught in all secondary schools after Tory MPs – including five former ministers – backed a change to the law, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. The ministers are among a group of 23 Conservative...

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Safe at School calls on parents to resist compulsory “big brother” plans to sexualise children.

Jan 18, 2017 by

from SPUC: SPUC Safe at School is launching a nationwide appeal to parents following an attempt in Parliament last week to make sex education a compulsory subject in the nation’s schools.  Safe at School is calling on parents, grandparents and others write to their MP asking him/her to...

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MPs quietly vote against compulsory sex education in schools

Jan 13, 2017 by

by Rachael Pells, Independent: Conservative MPs have voted to block plans for sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made compulsory in schools. Under increasing pressure from campaigners over the past year, Education Secretary Justine Greening repeatedly suggested she was open to reforming...

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Tories vote to block compulsory LGBT-inclusive sex education, but promise reform

Jan 12, 2017 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: The Conservatives have blocked plans for compulsory LGBT-inclusive sex and relationship education in schools. Education Secretary Justine Greening has repeatedly suggested she is open to reform on sex and relationship education, hinting last summer that the issue was near...

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Poll finds majority of schoolchildren want sex education

Jan 11, 2017 by

by Sally Weale, Guardian: Three-quarters of children between the ages of 11 and 15 believe they would be safer if they had age-appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) in school, according to a survey by a leading children’s charity. Seven in 10 of the children who took part in the poll,...

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MPs push to make LGBT-inclusive sex ed mandatory

Jan 10, 2017 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: A group of MPs are pushing an amendment to make LGBT-inclusive sex and relationship education mandatory – after the Education Secretary hinted she was open to reform. Education Secretary Justine Greening has repeatedly suggested she is open to reform on sex and...

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