The new education secretary must resist the reactionary campaign against RSE

The campaign against inclusive relationships and sex education risks spreading from the school gates to sympathetic faith school authorities. Alastair Lichten argues the government must act now to save the subject.

Lubavitch Senior Girls’ School, a state funded Jewish faith school in North London, has been caught ‘encouraging’ parents to withdraw their children from relationships and sex education (RSE), effectively to allow the school not to teach the subject. Instead, the school wants to nurture “good religious girls”, without knowledge of LGBT people and their rights, with limited information about their own sexuality and rights.

The ‘NSS articles’ category contains links to my opinion pieces, written while a campaigns officer or head of education for the National Secular Society, before June 2022. You can read the full original of this article here >>>

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