Changes to the teaching of Sex & Relationship Education and PSHE

Closed 12 Feb 2018

Opened 19 Dec 2017


The Department for Education is considering how to update the existing Sex and Relationship guidance which, was last updated in 2000, and is therefore now out of date. The updated guidance will support schools in delivering the new subjects of Relationships Education at primary and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at secondary, as well as, potentially, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE).


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Local authorities
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents


  • National Curriculum
  • Sex and relationships education