Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Please respond to government sex ed consultation

The Department for Educa­tion is inviting people to participate in a consultation about sex and relationships educa­tion (SRE) in England – and I hope you will do so. (Those living outside England can also participate, but the consultation relates specifically to the National Curriculum for England.)

The government have said that they are not going to make classroom SRE compul­sory within the scope of this consultation. However, they do regard classroom SRE as a benefit. Therefore we need to express our objections to the kind of SRE that is wide­spread in schools today, and refer to evidence that it doesn’t have the beneficial impact that politicians often claim. Please read SPUC's briefing which includes all you need to know to make a submission. The deadline is 30 November. Please do act on this.

Please also read our latest campaign bulletin on sex education with other action points.

You may recently have signed or col­lected signatures for SPUC's national petition against explicit sex education lessons. I’m very grateful to all who have done this. Please do return any outstanding forms to SPUC HQ by 16 October, so we can present them to the Secretary of State.

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