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Can a teacher refuse to teach sex and relationships education?

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Last updated on 17 June 2016
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Can a teacher refuse to teach sex and relationship education (SRE)? This article relays advice from the Department for Education, Edapt and the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), and points to guidance on SRE.

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Contents

  1. 1 No specific right to opt out of teaching SRE
  2. 2 Teachers who are concerned about teaching SRE
  3. 3 Finding suitable staff to teach SRE and PSHE
  4. 4 School policies referring to teaching SRE: examples

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