From 2019, every secondary school in England must teach relationships and sex education (RSE), and all primary schools in England must teach relationships education (RE). The government is also considering making Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) compulsory.
The government is now asking for people’s views on what should be included in official guidance for both primary and secondary schools. The guidance will outline the topics the government expects schools to cover, and the way they expect teachers to deliver RSE/RE lessons.
This is a chance to help make sure that young people get the education they need to stay healthy, happy and safe.
The consultation ends at 11:59pm on Monday 12 February. You can write and submit your own response through the Department for Education’s online survey.
To help you respond, we’ve given a model response below. This will be automatically submitted to the Department for Education.
Please feel free to make any changes that you’d like to the model response, so that it reflects your own views and experiences. The maximum word count for each answer is 250. The consultation requires that you respond based on your experiences and/or knowledge of schools in England only.
Thank you for taking action to help give young people great relationships and sex education!