Survey reveals teachers lacking confidence for sex education

Posted: 29th September 2022

New research by the NSPCC suggests that nearly half of secondary school teachers in London and the South-East do not feel confident teaching sex and relationships education. The survey revealed how many teachers do not feel confident answering “difficult or sensitive” questions in lessons or teaching about consent, harmful sexual behaviour and pornography. Although relationships and Sex Education has been compulsory in secondary schools since last summer, the NSPCC said teachers want better support and called on Education Secretary Kit Malthouse to prioritise guidance and training about sex and relationships education. Maria Neophytou, NSPCC director of strategy, said: “Following on from the thousands of testimonies off the back of the Everyone’s Invited movement, it’s clear that this education is now more important than ever before.” It comes as the NSPCC launched a new service to support teachers called Talk Relationships, which includes 14 lesson plans and a helpline for teachers.

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