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We warned them!

News has broken this Easter-time of horrific reports of child-on-child sexual abuse and harassment across the nation’s schools (  There have apparently been thousands of anonymous testimonies of serious sexual abuse and rape in schools from students and alumni.     Soma Sara, who founded the website Everyone’s Invited, to provide a platform for her friends where they could share stories of…

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RSE Regulations postponed again!

A big thank you to all those who wrote to their MP requesting delay to allow time for proper preparation Apparently, the adage that every cloud has a silver lining may be true.  In the Department for Education’s latest Guidance, issued in February and aimed at minimising transmission of the coronavirus Covid-19 in schools post-lockdown, they…

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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…