A report has been released today from the Commons Education Committee, highlighting the importance of making PSHE (and relationship and sex education) statutory in the curriculum for all schools, both primary and secondary.
The report comes after a 2013 Ofsted report found that over a third of schools were not teaching children age-appropriate relationship and sex education. The only requirement for primary school was basic information included in the science curriculum, and the latest recommendations from the government are 14 years old, so the need for better RSE is clear.
This is a landmark report, and it's important that it is seen by those high up in the government to ensure that our calls are taken seriously. Don't hesitate to get in contact with your MP to make sure that they support the cause. Click on the following link to send an email to your MP, lobbying them to get involved: http://act.lifewithhiv.org.uk/lobby/SREbills.
A key recommendation in the report was to change the name from SRE, to RSE, in order to emphasise the relationships element of the subject. We are thrilled with this development, as we believe that teaching the core values of relationships is vital in education. We recognise that understanding others and ourselves through healthy relationships forms the basis of RSE.
Some more key recommendations of the report include:
FPA’s Sexual Health Week is running from 11 to 18 September 2017 and this year’s theme is Talking About Pornography.
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TrueTube’s film Screwball! launched earlier this week and it’s got everyone very excited! It's a comedy drama for RSE lessons about Ryan and Na
9.30am–4.30pm Friday 30 June 2017
University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW
Tickets: £65 full price; £35 students
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