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Covid-19, RSE ? – What now?

A Headteacher’s Perspective on what should happen now with RSE/RSHE in the light of Coronavirus The nationwide lockdown abruptly halted most parental consultation processes concerning the new RSE curriculum scheduled for implementation this September. If a recent Parliamentary response from schools minister Nick Gibb MP (4th May) is anything to go by, this has so…

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‘Gavin, DfE must follow!’

Now Gavin Williamson must follow Liz Truss’s lead LAST week we pointed readers to a document called ‘Free to Be’. Produced by a group called EqualiTeach, it is designed for use in our primary schools with the intention of challenging something the transgender lobby calls ‘cisnormativity’. This is their notion that our acceptance of our…

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Stay-at-home Ideas

Stay-at-Home Ideas for Families Who would have thought, four months ago, that so many of us would be spending so much time at home? For some this has been a time of isolation and loneliness, for others a welcome break from the busyness of everyday life. Homeschooling is no longer a choice made by the…

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A Little Bit of Sanity

At last, a little bit of sanity – but it needs to go further! At a meeting of the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee on 23rd April, Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities, told MPs that she would shortly be announcing changes banning children from undergoing sex-change surgery below…

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Catholic Bishops & RSE 2

A Catholic pro-life leader’s response to the Catholic Bishops’ support for compulsory RSE – Part 2   The terrifying moral seriousness of what the Catholic bishops’ Conference (CBCEW) of England and Wales are doing in supporting the Government’s Relationships and Sex Education legislation can be better understood by reflecting on the unforgettable address given by…

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Warwickshire Climbdown

In the Darkness, a Ray of Light – But let’s Pray it’s not a False Dawn On Easter Sunday, which some might regard as auspicious, the Birmingham Mail carried a report that Warwickshire County Council has dropped All About Me – a highly controversial sex education programme for primary schools that has been criticised for…

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Catholic Bishops & RSE

A Catholic pro-life leader’s response to the Catholic Bishops’ support for compulsory RSE – Part 1 In April, 2019, SPUC launched a final, last ditch, effort in the House of Lords to stop compulsory Relationships Education in primary schools, and Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools, pointing out to our supporters the sad reality…

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Postpone RSE!

Postpone implementation of the new RSE Regulations to allow proper consultation. In light of the current closure of schools under measures taken to tackle and reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the consultation required under law between schools and parents for the drawing up of policy for Relationships Education, and Relationships and Sex Education…

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Tories trans row back?

Are the Tories starting to row back at last over trans madness? In the first signs that this government may take a different line on transgenderism to its predecessors, it is being reported that it will drop plans to make it easier for people legally to change gender. While the government’s formal response to a…

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Parents: the Enemy?

Parents: The enemy of their children Parents are once again in the firing line for wanting to protect their children from teaching on relationships and sex with which they don’t agree. The latest is that parents who object to their children being taught about LGBT relationships could be a threat to the mental wellbeing of…