Getting ready for statutory relationships and sex education

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September 2019 is the date when Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary schools and Relationships Education (RE) for primary schools becomes statutory in England. The Sex Education Forum can offer various kinds of support in preparing for this date. It has produced a quiz to help you assess your requirements.

QUIZ

1.The Children and Social Work Act was passed in March 2017, making relationships and sex education statutory. Which other subject does the government have authority to make statutory at a later date, through this Act?

A – Citizenship

B – Computing

C – PSHE

 

2. How long is it until all secondary schools are required to provide relationships and sex education and all primary schools are required to provide relationships education?

A – 6 months

B – 1 year and 6 months

C – 2 years

 

3. Which of the following types of schools will have to provide relationships and sex education?

A – Free schools

B – Independent schools

C – Maintained schools

D – Faith schools

E – Academies

F – Special schools

G – All schools

 

4. Will parents have the right to withdraw from relationships education in primary schools?

A – Yes

B – No

C – It’s up to the school to decide

 

5. Will parents have the right to withdraw from sex education in primary schools?

A – Yes

B – No

C – It’s up to the school to decide

 

6. How will schools know what to teach?

A – There will be updated Government guidance on RSE.

B – There will be a new National Curriculum programme of study for RSE.

C – From a new GCSE syllabus

 

7. Research shows that RSE is more effective if it…

A – Works in partnership with parents.

B – Is taught by trained educators.

C – Includes a comprehensive range of topics, including sexual and reproductive health information

D – All

 

8  Which Secretary of State presided over statutory RSE?

A – Michael Gove

B – Justine Greening

C – Damien Hinds

 

9. How many education unions support the statement of commitment to RSE produced by the Sex Education forum?

A – None

B – 3

C – 6

 

10. How many years did the Sex Education Forum call for all children and young people to receive their entitlement to RSE?

A – 30 years

B – 3 years

C – 300 years

 

For answers please go to the Sex Education Forum website and follow ‘FAQs about new legislation for RSE.’

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