Faith Schools can get it right

A new article in TES this week highlighted some really bad RSE practice in some faith schools, including policies that forbid the 'promotion of homosexuality' and discourage the use of tampons.

The article shows that pupils in some of the country's faith schools are really missing out on quality RSE that teaches about equality, is based on fact rather than opinion and has a positive approach to sex, sexuality and reproductive health.

My first question was 'When did they last review their policy?'. Seems like, as we approach the roll-out of statutory RSE by September 2019, that now is a great time for all schools to have a close look at their policy, curriculum and resources and make sure they are meeting the diverse needs of their pupils.

Hopefully the, soon to be released guidance from the Department for Education will contain clear expectations for all schools, including faith schools.