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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…

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32 Countries Sign Pro-family Declaration

In a welcome move upholding the family as foundational to society and promoting women’s rights and health, at a virtual ceremony on 22nd October 2020, thirty two countries signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration. What was truly ground-breaking, however, was the declaration that, despite arguments put forward by the UN, there is no international right to abortion,…

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ACTION ALERT: Parental rights under threat!

Please respond to Government consultation on home education by Friday 6th November In what may result in a further attack on parental rights, the House of Commons Education Committee is currently consulting on home education and the deadline is 6th November 2020. On 6 October 2020, the Children’s Commissioner informed the Committee that the Department for Education…