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Action Alert: Delay Relationships & Sex Education until parents have been consulted

Important Message from SPUC Safe at School  The new compulsory subjects of Relationships Education in primary schools and Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) in secondary schools, officially came into force in ALL schools in England in September 2020. The new regulations state that parents must be consulted before the governing body of a school makes its RSE policy.  However, due…

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Children’s Mental Health Week

Last week was Children’s Mental Health Week. Schools across the country were involved in lots of exciting ways. At our small independent primary school, we used a great new resource with our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes. Our school had been operating remotely because of lockdown so we were limited in what…

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New RSE Regulations – Are they legally accurate?

New RSE Regulations, passed in 2019, were due to come into force in schools from September 2020, though their implementation has been held over till the summer term of this year due to the pandemic. They cover a range of issues to do with behaviour, relationships, sexuality, sexual orientation and gender, raising profound moral issues that have divided humankind throughout history.  Michael Petek, in this…

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Sex Lessons in Wales

The sex lessons pupils are forced to attend YOU may not have noticed it, but there is a quiet revolution under way in Wales. The innocuous-sounding Curriculum and Assessment Bill, which is slowly making its way through the Welsh Assembly, seeks to scrap all existing protections in relation to sex education and force every pupil…