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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Calls for international pushback to defeat harmful sex ed and gender ideology in schools

Oct 24, 2020 by

from Christian Today: There were calls this week for greater unity among conservatives and other critics of harmful sex education and gender ideology in schools. Judith Nemeth, Director of the Values Foundation, told the Marriage, Sex and Culture Group’s autumn conference that the Department for Education had been “completely captured” by LGBT lobby groups like Stonewall, and that “cultural marxism is resting very, very neatly and powerfully in Ofsted”, the...

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RSE: Video highlights inappropriate material shown to children

Oct 21, 2020 by

From RSE Review: Children need to receive well-researched and evidenced RSE lessons that will prepare them for the highly sexualised society in which they will be living as adults. However, evidence shows that RSE teaching  in some schools has been far from acceptable. RSE Review highlights resources that expose children to explicit sexual content before they have the cognition to understand its context. These lower children’s natural inhibitions and expose them to abuse and possibly grooming....

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