Following legislation passed last year, all primary schools in England will have to teach Relationships Education (RelEd) to their pupils from September 2019 onwards, and all secondary schools must teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).
The Department for Education has now launched a consultation on what should be taught as part of these subjects and how existing guidance on sex education should be updated. Views are also being sought on whether or not to make personal, social, health, and economic education (PSHE) compulsory in schools too.
We are encouraging all of our members and supporters to respond to the consultation before 11.59pm on 12 February 2018.
A model response is provided below, and will be automatically submitted to the Department for Education. Responding will only take a moment, but it could make a big difference in ensuring that children are given the skills and knowledge they need to stay healthy, happy, and safe.
Please, take action today!