Today, Education Secretary, Justing Greening, announced that from September 2019 all schools, including academies and free schools, will be required to teach SRE and that PSHE will become a statutory subject.
- All primary schools will be required to teach age appropriate relationship education
- All secondary schools will be required to teach age appropriate relationship and sex education
Greening said that statutory guidance on SRE was introduced in 2000 and is becoming increasingly outdated. In particular, it fails to address cyberbullying, sexting and staying safe online.