In a survey carried out by independent market research organisation Research Now, on behalf of NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers), the vast majority of parents (88 per cent) said sex education and lessons on adult and peer relationships should be mandatory in schools.
More than four in five parents want schools to include issues surrounding the dangers of pornography as part of sex education. 83 per cent had sufficient confidence in schools’ ability to help their children understand the dangers specifically associated with pornography that they believed teachers were as important as parents in handling the issue.
The Sex Education Forum who represent a group of organisations and individuals committed to improving sex and relationships education (SRE) for children and young people have produced a magazine to help teachers work with this issue:
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There are currently three levels of P4C courses validated by the Society for Advancing Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education (SAPERE) with analogous handbooks published as a guide for each level. For more information on P4C and SAPERE courses visit the website.
P4C.com is an online resource for primary schools. There are a number of free resources relating Philosophy for Children enquiries to different subject areas, including SEAL and PSHE. There is also opportunity to subscribe for greater access.
This is a web site that informs readers of significant dates/events across the Year. It is a mix of religious, social, cultural and special interest events. It is fairly thorough and is a good place to look for ideas to link school events to.
Hundreds of downloadable PSHE lesson plans for primary schools.