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City of Wolverhampton Liberal Democrats

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Relationships and sex education in Wolverhampton schools


From September 2020 it will be compulsory for the curriculum in primary schools in England and Wales to included relationships education, for secondary schools to included relationships and sex education and for all schools to included health education.

The new law retains the parental right of withdrawal from sex education, with new rights for children to 'opt-in' as they approach age 16 and there will be flexibility for schools in their approach, including for faith schools to teach within the tenets of their faith.

Primary schools should have a programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the children. It should ensure that both boys and girls know about puberty and how a baby is born. In the early primary school years, education about relationships will focus on friendship, bullying and the building of self-esteem.


Wolverhampton Liberal Democrats call on the City of Wolverhampton Council as the Local Education Authority to set out clear guidance to all schools in the City to enable them to deliver a fully inclusive relationship education from 2020 including knowledge that LGBT+ relationships are a normal part of modern society.

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