24th September 2014
Mumsnet piles pressure on Education Secretary over compulsory sex education 1
6:41 PM — Parenting site Mumsnet has joined with several other groups in calls for Nicky Morgan to make sex and relationships education a statutory requirement for all schools.
Scottish Catholic Education Service: Teachers should have freedom to teach about ‘traditional marriage’ 21
11:57 AM — The Scottish Catholic Education Service has called for teachers to be free to teach their pupils that "marriage is uniquely a relationship between a man and a woman".
18th September 2014
PinkNews joins campaign urging for compulsory, inclusive sex education 4
12:18 PM — PinkNews has joined with a coalition of LGBT organisations and campaigners writing to political leaders in the UK to highlight a need for compulsory LGBT-inclusive Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) in all schools.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Make gay sex education mandatory in all schools’ 28
10:32 AM — Peter Tatchell is supporting calls for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, which is LGBT inclusive.
9th September 2014
Leading teaching unions demand statutory PSHE 3
5:01 PM — Three major teaching unions – NUT, ATL and NAHT – have announced their support for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
4th September 2014
‘We have the opportunity to get PSHE bill through’, says Labour MP Diane Abbott
3:59 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott says she hopes a bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education statutory can pass, following the remarks of Justice Minister Simon Hughes.
Nicky Morgan: ‘Let me have a think about making PSHE statutory’ 17
2:13 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has hinted that she could be moving towards supporting statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
Justice Minister calls on Lib Dem MPs to vote for sex education bill 6
12:00 PM — Justice Minister Simon Hughes says a bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education statutory will receive the support of Liberal Democrat MPs.
2nd September 2014
Lib Dem peer urges all MPs to be given free vote on sex education bill 5
3:16 PM — A bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a statutory requirement should be a free vote for all MPs, says Baroness Barker.
28th August 2014
Caroline Lucas: Rotherham scandal is another reason why we need statutory PSHE now 26
3:40 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says the full horror of the Rotherham abuse scandal indicates the vital need for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
27th August 2014
Lib Dems can introduce statutory sex education by voting for October’s bill, says Caroline Lucas 1
3:50 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas is calling on the Lib Dems to support a bill for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
26th August 2014
A growing number of Tories are calling for statutory sex education 5
7:05 PM — Former Conservative Party Vice-Chairman Michael Fabricant has become the latest Tory to back calls for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
Tories should back statutory sex education, says Health Committee Chair 4
1:31 PM — Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston is calling on her party to support statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Lib Dems announce support for statutory sex education 8
12:12 PM — Liberal Democrats will make statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a manifesto pledge, David Laws announces.
21st August 2014
Tories must support statutory sex education, says Thatcher’s Health Minister 6
9:49 AM — Lord Fowler is urging the Tories to back statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, in a bid to safeguard the health and wellbeing of young people.
6th August 2014
Canada: LGBs more at risk of teenage pregnancy, says British Columbia study
2:30 PM — A new study of teenagers in Canada has found that lesbian, gay and bisexual students are more at risk than heterosexuals when it comes to teenage pregnancy.
16th July 2014
MP Caroline Lucas urges Nicky Morgan to make sex education statutory 6
7:09 PM — A bill to make PHSE a statutory requirement for schools has been tabled by Green MP Caroline Lucas.
Study: A third of teenagers think they can’t catch HIV through unprotected sex 8
1:58 PM — On the back of a study which has found that a third of young people don't know they can catch HIV through unprotected sex, calls have been made for clearer sex education.
15th July 2014
Will Nicky Morgan champion LGBT equality in schools as Education Secretary? 8
12:02 PM — Michael Gove, who previously resisted updating sex education guidance in schools, has been replaced by a minister who voted against same-sex marriage - and is now responsible for the entire equalities brief and all of schools.
8th July 2014
UK Government: Students must learn about sexually transmitted infections and SRE is already a requirement 8
1:44 PM — The Department for Education has defended itself from Yvette Cooper’s criticism over its policy on sex education in schools.