SPUC unveils new sex education publication

Oct 16, 2014 by

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) for today’s primary school children is a new publication from SPUC Safe at School which promotes good practice in primary schools where parents are the main educators of their children in sexual matters and where schools have a key role in supporting parents. The guidelines build on the current government guidance: Sex and Relationship Education Guidance – DfEE 0116/2000.  In particular, the guidelines highlight the changes to the primary science...

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Sex and relationships education twitter chat – News from Parliament

Oct 4, 2014 by

Are you involved in teaching Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) at school? Would you like to share your views on education policy in this area? UKEdChat’s next twitter chat focuses on topics relating to the teaching of PSHE and SRE in schools and takes place on Thursday 9 October 2014, 8-9pm BST. Anyone can join in using the hashtag#UKEdChat. The twitter chat coincides with the Education Committee’s inquiry into Personal, Social, Health and Economic education and Sex and Relationships...

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Leading teaching unions demand statutory PSHE

Sep 10, 2014 by

From Pink News: Three major teaching unions – NUT, ATL and NAHT – have announced their support for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education. It comes a week after Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan hinted that she could be moving towards backing the measure. The senior Tory promised to have a “think” about the issue but added: “There is a balance too between saying from Whitehall ‘this is what we want to do’ and schools feeling more...

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Sex education: the destruction of childhood

Sep 8, 2014 by

by John Smeaton, SPUC: The first address of day II ofSPUC’s national conference 2014 was given this morning by Antonia Tully, national coordinator of SPUC’s Safe at School campaign, on the theme “Sex education: the destruction of childhood”. Antonia spoke mostly about primary schools (ages five to eleven). This is what Safe at School is focusing on, because that is where the current battle on sex education is located. Reality of sex education in primary schools today: ...

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Channel 4 hires former Miss Belgium to shake up sex education in schools

Sep 1, 2014 by

By John Plunkett, Guardian: A Belgian sex therapist and UN goodwill ambassador who believes that all children should get a qualification in sex education is to start a Jamie Oliver-style campaign to change the way British schools tackle the subject. Goedele Liekens, a former Miss Belgium who presented the country’s edition of The Weakest Link, believes the way sex education is handled in British schools is “hopelessly out of date” and should begin “properly and...

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Sex education should start at seven, Lib Dems say

Aug 26, 2014 by

From BBC News: All children in England’s state schools should get lessons about sex and relationships from the age of seven, the Liberal Democrats have said. The party said the “age-appropriate” lessons would be part of a “curriculum for life”, which would also include money management and citizenship. Labour backed the idea but said the Lib Dems had failed to deliver it so far. The Conservatives said teachers knew best how to deliver such education, not...

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