Sex and Relationship Education:Written question - 136446

Asked by Derek Thomas
(St Ives)
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Department for Education
Sex and Relationship Education
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to introduce LGBT teaching for primary school age children.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 27 April 2018

The Government’s ambition is to ensure all pupils have the knowledge they need to stay safe and prepare them for life in modern Britain.

The Department has recently consulted a wide range of expert stakeholders to support the introduction of compulsory Relationships Education in primary schools, including a call for evidence to seek public views on what should be included in these subjects. The findings from this process are helping the Department to reach evidence-based decisions on subject content.

From this, the Government will develop the regulations and accompanying statutory guidance for these subjects and both will be subject to public consultation followed by a debate on the regulations in Parliament. The Department expects both subjects to be inclusive and to meet the needs of all young people, in an age-appropriate way.

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