'I know you are now clean.'
Noel Gallagher shared a photo of a letter a young fan sent him asking if he could speak in his PSHE lesson on the topic of
Time brings depth. With a narrow, exam-focused curriculum, we are doing our children an injustice if we don't invest in PSHE. Its teaching can help remove barriers, improve academic outcomes and help young people make informed choices. It surely isn't asking too much to give them the information they might need to handle difficulties better and the space to consider them.
The Department for Education's recent announcement that Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) will be mandatory in schools, starting at age 4, is one that may scare some teachers. Sex is often seen as a taboo subject, even in general society, and for a teacher speaking to a classroom full of children delivering SRE could be an embarrassing prospect.
I am just one girl writing this, but I am one girl representing thousands, who urgently want to see the end of sexual harassment in schools.
Suicide is the most common cause of death for boys aged between 5 and 19, being the cause of 14 per cent of deaths in this
Children sexting has skyrocketed by 1204% over two years.
Labour has promised to make Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE) and age-appropriate sex education compulsory
Yes, teen pregnancy is a massive issue, as are STDs, but just talking about these is giving only a small piece of the bigger picture. Porn, healthy relationships, sexual pleasure and that most fundamental of c-words, 'consent' are all noticeably absent on the current menu.
The Minister says in the letter she will 'carefully consider' updating the official guidance on SRE that was published 15 years ago. But even they can make this meet the needs of LGBT young people, not all schools have to use it.