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Ask Questions @ #GE2019

Suggested questions to ask Parliamentary candidates 1. It is essential that schools consult with parents in a robust way and that schools shape their RSE policy having taken parental concerns on board. All too often consultation is simply a cosmetic exercise. Will you intervene to ensure that schools in your constituency are taking their duty…

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Welsh RSE alert!!

Managing the opposition This, consistently, is the line the Department for Education now seems to be taking when it comes to handling “difficult” (i.e. non-submissive) parents.  In fact, if anything, their determination to compel acceptance of LGBT life-styles and values seems to be hardening.  This mindset now seems to have been taken over by the Welsh government,…

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Christian Wake-Up Call

LGBT lessons in schools: The Rev Lynda Rose on why more Christian parents need to take a stand Taken from an interview with Christian Today  Sat 19 Oct 2019 11:47 BST   The teaching of LGBT relationships in schools has triggered heated protests outside schools in Birmingham, largely by members of the Muslim community.  While they…

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Civil rights of RSE

Advice for parents on Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) The Statutory Instrument or Regulations enforcing the new compulsory subjects of Relationships Education (primary), Relationships & Sex Education (secondary), as well as Health Education, passed into law on 9th May 2019. The associated Statutory Guidance regarding the content and delivery of these subjects was approved and…

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Something rotten from DfE

Something rotten in the state of England The Department for Education has issued new advice to schools, specifically aimed at handling parental protests over LGBT teaching outside Primary schools.   Entitled Primary school disruption over LGBT teaching / Relationships Education: Advice for Local Authorities on steps to manage issues, it has reportedly been sent to all head teachers.    VfJUK is…

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RSE Guidance for Parents

Relationships Education in primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in secondary schools will be compulsory from September 2020. There has been much written in the press and on online media that has confused concerned parents and put conscientious leaders of schools under pressure. In order to bring some clarity, The Values Foundation has…

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Scotland Criminalises Parents

Parents in Scotland now face criminal charges for smacking their children. Two days ago, controversial legislation on a smacking ban was backed by Scottish politicians. The member’s bill was lodged by the Scottish Green party MSP John Finnie and was supported by the Scottish National Party. MSPs voted by 84 to 29 in favour, despite…

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Relationships Ed in Primary Schools

Relationships Education in Primary Schools Controversy surrounds the introduction of the Government’s Relationships Education Policy in primary schools from September 2020. From a Christian Point of view whilst the policy is challenging I believe it is a great opportunity to share about the Christian view of the family. The Government has issued guidance for parents…

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RSE discussed in Parliament

Relationships and Sex Education discussed in Parliament The All Party Parliamentary Group on Faith & Society convened by Fiona Bruce MP and Stephen Timms MP, met on 16 July in the House of Commons to consider “Promoting Positive Outcomes in Religious Education (RE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)”. The Statutory Instrument for the new…

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Fewer abortions – but STIs continuing to go through the roof! What’s really going on?

On 13th June this year, the Office for National Statistics published the latest abortion figures for England and Wales for 2018 (http://bit.ly/2JNpfm6). Alarmingly, the report shows that nationally we’ve reached a record high, with over 200,600 abortions. But organisations such as BPAS and the FPA are nevertheless claiming these figures show that their sex education…