Today (Wednesday 20 March), Parliament debates relationships education in schools. Commenting, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said:
“Children need to learn about the world they live in and schools play a significant role in that. It is absolutely right that this includes teaching about relationships and health, as well as British values including equality, diversity and tolerance.
“But teaching these subjects isn’t always easy. Differences of opinions on some issues can present significant challenges. School leaders shouldn’t have to be brave to deliver these subjects in their schools, or have to put their personal safety and wellbeing at risk. The government places these curriculum expectations on schools so the government must strongly back schools who are carrying out their duties.”
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