2. The Primary Problem. Do we still need Sex Education?

New guidance for schools on teaching relationships, sex and health education paints a confusing picture for primary schools. Sex education is not compulsory but it is ‘recommended’ with almost no information about what this should include. Are schools left to fill in the gaps themselves?



In this episode we explore what the new requirements mean for primary schools and how they should decide what sex education is, and whether/when it should be taught.



Guests:



  • Dougie Boyd, Head of Education, Brook
  • Sam Beal, Partnership Adviser: Health & Wellbeing, Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Isabel Reid, Primary PSHE Lead Teacher, Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Sarah Jackson, Primary PSHE Lead Teacher, Brighton & Hove City Council


For more information and a full list of resources: https://www.sexeddiaries.org/episode-details