HIV AND AIDS: Education in Schools

24 May 2011

The House of Lords Committee on HIV and AIDS in the UK will take evidence on Tuesday 24 May about sex education in schools from the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb MP.  


At 10.15am, Tuesday 24 May, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

  • Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools, Department for Education

The Committee will ask the Minister about issues such as whether sex and relationships education (SRE) should be a mandatory part of the school curriculum, how access to SRE will be ensured in academies and faith schools, and the age at which SRE should first be provided in schools.

His assessment of the standard of SRE in schools, how learning around HIV and AIDS is incorporated into current teaching and the training needs of teachers providing SRE will also be topics that the Committee will seek the Minister’s views on.

The Committee is investigating issues relating to the monitoring, testing, treatment, prevention and stigma of HIV and AIDS.

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