Dawn's written question answered on 14 January 2015

Dawn's written question about Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.

Dawn Butler:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with her ministerial colleagues on improving the quality of sex and relationship education in schools.

Nick Gibb - Minister of State (Department for Education):

The Government believes that all children should have the opportunity to receive a high quality and appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE).

SRE is compulsory in maintained secondary schools. Primary schools can choose to teach SRE in an age-appropriate way. All schools providing SRE, including academies and primary schools, must have regard to the Secretary of State’s Sex and Relationship Education Guidance (2000).

While the Secretary of State regularly discusses such matters with her colleagues, there have been no formal meetings recently about improving the quality of sex and relationship education in schools.

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