Children: Gynaecology:Written question - 69750

Asked by Tracy Brabin
(Batley and Spen)
Asked on: 29 March 2017
Department for Education
Children: Gynaecology
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has issued to teachers and support staff who work with children with specific learning difficulties to support those children with their menstrual health.
Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 21 April 2017

The Department does not issue guidance to schools on menstrual health specifically for pupils with learning difficulties. However, menstruation does feature in guidance on Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), and is covered in the science curriculum at key stage three. All maintained schools must follow the national curriculum and other schools can use it as a benchmark. We encourage schools to consider carefully how to support all their pupils to be safe, healthy and ready to learn each day.

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