Accord welcomes parental support for good Sex and Relationships Education
The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has welcomed a new report showing widespread support among parents, school leaders and governors for Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) being taught in schools – and says the government needs to respond positively.
The report has called for the subject to be made a fixed requirement and for more teacher training and resources to be allocated to assist in its provision.
‘Sex and Relationship Education: Views from teachers, parents and governors’, was jointly commissioned by the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations, the National Association of Head Teachers, and the National Governors Association.
It finds that 90 per cent of parents and 93 per cent of Governors thought schools should be involved in providing SRE, but that 80 per cent of teachers do not feel sufficiently well-trained and confident to talk about the issues involved.
The British Humanist Association and Ekklesia are founding members of the Accord coalition.