Tag Archives: Relationships and Sex Education

“Three Girls” and a System that Perpetuated their Abuse

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If you ever wanted an illustration of a well-intended policy that’s tragically flawed and horrifically neglectful you’ll find it in the Rochdale sexual abuse cases. You’ll find similar cases in other parts of the country – historical and sadly, some … Continue reading

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Statutory Relationships (and Sex) Education. Repeat – statutory!

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  We’ve been here before with promise after promise, so please excuse those of us in the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) community who haven’t quite popped the champagne corks following yesterday’s announcement … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Relationships and Knowing Yourself

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It’s Mental Health Awareness week. This year the theme is “Relationships”. For a long time, we’ve been advocates of “Relationships” education – emphasising the “relationships” aspect of “sex and relationships education” by suggesting a reversal of the order of the … Continue reading

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“#Equality4MentalHealth” : Support this new campaign

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Today, Equality 4 Mental Health has launched a petition to improve mental health and wellbeing services for people in the UK. This is a cross-party petition, headed by Norman Lamb, Andrew Mitchell, Alastair Campbell and Caroline Lucas for the Liberal … Continue reading

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Ofsted, Personal Development and 3Di Offer to Schools

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If you haven’t already read these guest posts on the Schools Improvement website, please do so: http://schoolsimprovement.net/guest-post-on-ofsted-inspections-believing-and-acting-the-impossible http://schoolsimprovement.net/guest-post-can-ofsted-make-the-impossible-possible-perhaps-with-some-drastic-changes Professor Colin Richards describes the considerable flaws in the current Ofsted Inspection Framework and explains how evidence can’t possibly be gathered for … Continue reading

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“Sex in Class” – A ‘Sex Positive’ Approach to Learning

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At the beginning of August Channel Four aired two programmes, “Sex in Class”, about the sorry state of Sex and Relationships Education in the UK. Goedele Liekens, a Belgian Sex Education expert and UN Ambassador for Sexual Health, was invited … Continue reading

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A Reasoned Debate: Why PSHE Education MUST be Statutory

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PSHE and “Relationships and Sex Education” are continuously in the news. Take a look at the Guardian website today (24th March 2015) and there are no less than 5 articles which are specifically concerned with the wellbeing and personal/social development … Continue reading

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