Family matters

ET staff writer
ET staff writer
01 June, 2011 1 min read

Family matters

The Government’s Sex Education Forum (SEF) is trying to redefine the science curriculum in order to impose sex education on primary schools, the Family Education Trust (FET) has warned.

In its latest newsletter, the FET highlights how the SEF’s website information is misleading in what it says should be taught at Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11).

According to Family and Youth Concern, the SEF web site states that ‘sex education is compulsory as part of the statutory science curriculum’, regardless of whether the education is primary or secondary.

However, to help guide parents and teachers the FET has issued a new leaflet, called Sex education in primary schools: dispelling the myths, which states, ‘There is no requirement in national curriculum Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 to teach children about the sexual organs, sexual intercourse, contraception, sexually transmitted infections or same-sex relationships’ (www.famyouth.org.uk).

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