Statement on Relationships and Sex Education passing through the Lords
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Statement on Relationships and Sex Education passing through the Lords

Mo Wiltshire, Director of Education and Youth said: 'The new Relationships and Sex Education regulations that passed through the Lords yesterday is a landmark moment of change for how pupils will be taught about LGBT relationships and identities. It’s life-changing legislation, that will give LGBT pupils the tools to make informed decisions about their relationships and their futures.  

'From September 2020, every primary school in England will have to teach Relationships Education, and the same goes for Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools. Primary schools will teach about different families, which can include LGBT families, and secondary schools will discuss sexual orientation and gender identity. 

'Currently, two in five LGBT pupils are taught nothing about LGBT issues in school. This new teaching will help foster greater inclusion, acceptance and understanding in our classrooms, playgrounds and school corridors. 

'It’s now essential the Government invests in training and resources to support teachers to consistently deliver LGBT-inclusive teaching.  

'We look forward to working with Government and our network of School Champions and Children and Young People’s Services Champions to help them deliver these subjects.'