ASCL comment on review of Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, responds to the formation of an independent expert advisory panel who will advise on the review of the Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum.
“The vast majority of schools already teach RSHE in a manner that is age-appropriate. The biggest challenge they face is the fact that they have been left to deliver this complex and sensitive subject with very little support from the government in terms of training and resources. We very much hope that the advisory panel will make recommendations not only on the RSHE curriculum but on the need for better support for schools.”