• How schools became the battleground of Cummings's culture war

    Schools have been hurled into the centre of a “culture war” by the publication of unexpected guidance thought to have originated in Downing Street that targets divisive educational issues. This has all the hallmarks of having been thrown in by No 10 in the expectation that there will be a massive row Documents supposedly meant

    5.00 Oct. 2nd, 2020 | News

  • DfE to clarify 'intent' of controversial new RSE guidance

    The government is set to issue a statement clarifying the “intent” of additional relationships and sex education guidance published last week, amid reports of confusion and fear among teachers, campaigners have said. Some of the teachers who have contacted us have really been very concerned Liz Moorse, chief executive the Association of Citizenship Teaching, told

    17.34 Oct. 1st, 2020 | News

  • 'Cancel culture', gender stereotypes and 'extreme political stances': What new DfE guidance says about RSE

    New guidance on the teaching of relationships and sex education has been published by the Department for Education. The advice is meant to compliment statutory guidance on the subjects published by the government last year. Schools are supposed to start teaching the subjects this year, but were told they didn’t need to start in September

    11.18 Sep. 28th, 2020 | News

  • Ofsted will check school 'readiness' to teach relationships and sex education from January

    Schools will have their “readiness” to teach the new relationships and sex education curriculum assessed by Ofsted from January, the watchdog has said. And schools failing to teach about LGBT relationships from the summer term in 2021 risk a ‘requires improvement’ judgment for their leadership and management. New guidance issued by Ofsted this morning confirms

    10.14 Sep. 17th, 2020 | News

  • Schools need official guidance on pupils' social media safety

    An international anti-bullying charity has demanded better guidance for schools on keeping children safe on social media. Sue Jones, global deputy chief executive officer of charity Ditch the Label, said her organisation is “constantly” contacted by teachers asking for more help, and wants the Department for Education to publish more advice. She told the parliamentary science

    15.18 May. 22nd, 2018 | News