Consultations

RSE: The Way Forward
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RSE: The Way Forward

Launch of RSE report challenging the Government   On Tuesday, 11th September, the Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group, chaired by Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP, and jointly Convened by Revd Lynda Rose, CEO of VfJUK, and Robert Harris, launched its Report on Relationships and Sex Education: The Way Forward.  The Report is in…

Advice or State Totalitarianism?
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Advice or State Totalitarianism?

The [Draft] Independent Schools Standards: Advice for Independent Schools (March 2018): A Manifesto for State Totalitarianism Executive Summary The new draft advice (March 2018) for the Independent Schools Standards (2014) details how independent schools can demonstrate the way in which they have fulfilled their obligation to actively promote and enforce LGBT ideology under the guise…

Speak out for parents!
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Speak out for parents!

HOME EDUCATION CONSULTATION CLOSES NEXT MONDAY 2ND JULY The Government has been holding a ‘call for evidence on home education’ – the consultation closes at 11.59pm on Monday 2nd July. The Government appears to favour introducing a mandatory register for parents who home educate. This may sound reasonable but it undermines an incredibly important principle…

Home Ed common sense?
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Home Ed common sense?

Common sense on home education? The Welsh Assembly recently announced a consultation on elective home education. The Children’s Commissioner has been calling for compulsory registration and an annual inspection for all home educated children. Everyone thought that this was going to happen. Instead, Kirsty Williams AM, who is the Cabinet Secretary for Education, decided that…

The Problem of Parents
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The Problem of Parents

The Department for Education is currently conducting a call for evidence, hoping to discover what parents and young people want to see in the new Relationships and Sex Education curriculum. The policy revision is proving controversial, with good reason. At the moment, parents have the right to remove their children from sex education lessons, apart…

RSE – just a few days left
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RSE – just a few days left

Relationships Education and Parental Freedoms – Consultation Ends February 12th There is a new law coming into force in September 2019. All schools will have to teach Relationships Education in Primary Schools; and Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) in Secondary schools. No school – academy, free, independent – will be exempt. The Department of Education…

Safe at School
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Safe at School

SPUC Safe at School Campaign Issue Briefing on Government’s RSE Consultation. Please respond to the consultation by deadline 12th February 2018. The Children and Social Work Act 2017 made Relationships Education a compulsory school subject in all primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education a compulsory subject in all secondary schools. This legislation applies to…