Wednesday July 8, 2020

Plans to change ‘too biological’ sex ed guidelines ‘remain on track’

Curriculum body staff have begun to draft ‘some’ guidelines, as development groups‘ work was interrupted by Covid-19

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

14th June, 2020
The report said that some parents wanted their children’s sex education to adopt a more inclusive approach to LGBTQ+ relationships

New sex education guidelines for teachers will be in place before the end of this year, officials have said, despite those involved in drawing them up being unable to meet due to Covid-19.

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) published a review of existing relationships and sex education (RSE) in primary and post-primary schools last December. It found the current curriculum was not serving students very well, stating that, for most, “their experience...

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