From September 2020, Relationships Education will be compulsory in all of England’s primary schools, and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory in all of England’s secondary schools.
Following two rounds of public consultation, all primary schools in England will be required to teach about different families, which can include LGBT families, and all secondary schools in England will be required to teach about sexual orientation and gender identity.
We’ve put together some questions to help you understand what the new regulations mean, how they will be implemented, and why LGBT-inclusive education is so important. Read The Truth about RSE and share the facts about changes to Relationships and Sex Education.
This is a crucial step towards ensuring every young person has the information and support they need to have happy and healthy relationships.
More than thirty years on from the introduction of Section 28, this guidance will make teaching about LGBT people the norm in England’s schools. This is a big step forward for LGBT inclusion in our schools.
Thank you to all the young people, parents, teachers, schools and local authorities who came out in support of LGBT young people and called for the final guidance to be fully LGBT-inclusive.
Our priorities now
Our priority now is to ensure that every school in England is equipped to deliver high-quality, LGBT-inclusive teaching, it’s now vital that the Government sufficiently invests in training and resources for teachers to accompany this guidance.
What schools can do next
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What you can do
Whether you're a teacher, parent or at school yourself, it's vital you play your part in making schools more LGBT inclusive.
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