The Church of England’s new charter for Relationship, Sex and Health Education.

Dec 2, 2019 by

by Martin Davie:

What is the new charter?

Having recently produced a digital charter, the Church of England has now produced what it calls ‘A charter for faith sensitive and inclusive relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education (RSHE).’ [1]

The background to this new charter is the fact that from September 2020, all primary schools will be required to teach both Relationships Education. and Health Education and that all secondary schools will be required to teach Relationships Education and Sex Education. The new charter, which has just been issued by the Church of England’s education office, is intended as a document which ‘schools of all foundations, faiths or otherwise’ will sign up to as a declaration of the principles which will underly their teaching of these subjects.

The charter itself consists of eight commitments and it is preceded by introductory material from the education office which explains the thinking behind it.

Two problems with the thinking revealed in the introduction.

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See also:

C of E urges its 4,500 primaries to teach sex educationby John Roberts, tes (formerly Times Educational Supplement)

Church’s new charter on RSE ‘flawed’ say conservative Anglicans, from Church of England Newspaper

The Church of England’s Charter on RSE is a missed opportunityby Andrea Williams, Christian Today

The Church of England appears to have lost all confidence in its own biblical teachingby Will Jones, Christian Today

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