Christian coalition writes to headteachers over RSE concerns

Apr 16, 2021 by

from Christian Today: The Christian Coalition for Education (CCFE) has written to headteachers across the country urging them to be careful about what they teach in Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) lessons. Headed up by former Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, the coalition in its letter points to guidance issued by the Department for Education last September prohibiting “the promotion of partisan political views in the teaching of any subject in the school”, and telling...

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Where the government decides what your child should learn about sex

Mar 15, 2021 by

by Elizabeth Francis, The Conservative Woman: PARENTS in Wales should brace themselves: the Welsh Government is one step away from transferring the right of parents to decide their child’s best interests about sex and religious education to the State. Legal reforms aim to hand over the decision about what is appropriate to the maturity and development of children to the government and schools – to the exclusion of parents, and without their consent. A Bill aiming to widen the mandatory...

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Letter to Secretary of State for Education urges delay in implementation of mandatory RSE curriculum

Feb 24, 2021 by

from Coalition for Christian Education: Dear Secretary of State, We write from the CCFE representing a broad coalition of groups engaged in education, established in 2016. The commencement date for RSE/RSHE to be implemented fully in the curriculum was originally scheduled for September 2020. You permitted, very wisely and prudently if we may say, its full implementation in schools to be delayed until the summer term of this year 2021 given the difficulties many schools faced with compliance,...

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Compulsory lessons in sex and atheism ‘could cause chaos’ in Welsh schools

Dec 15, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: The Welsh Government’s new education Bill has been criticised by The Christian Institute for its controversial plans for Religious Education and sex education subjects. The Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill scraps all existing safeguards with nothing offered in their place and imposes a compulsory ‘Relationships and Sexuality Education’ curriculum on all pupils from the age of three. It will also replace RE with the new ‘Religion, Values and Ethics’ (RVE)...

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Council votes against controversial sex ed material

Dec 10, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: The Western Isles Council has overwhelmingly voted not to adopt controversial sex education materials produced by the Scottish Government. The Church of Scotland Presbytery of Lewis had warned the council that the Relationship, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) materials would “confuse and prematurely sexualise young minds”. Alternative materials have been identified and will be used instead. ‘Danger’ Councillor Calum Maclean said that some of the resources...

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Rethink RSE: promoting a Biblical vision of relationships and sexuality

Oct 25, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: With the new academic year well under way, many are asking what resources are available that underpin Biblical teaching on relationship and sexuality. Because in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty that surrounds us, one thing remains certain: we must protect and promote a Biblical vision of relationships and sexuality in our schools and in our homes.   When it comes to RSE, schools are at risk of becoming places of confusion rather than clarity. The last decade...

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