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Relationships Education DfE appoint new advisor.

Relationships Education DfE appoint new advisor.

Appointment comes as government aims to make subject compulsory in schools from September 2019 


A former president of the Association of School and College Leaders will give the DfE advice on how relationships education should be taught in schools.

The appointment of Ian Bauckham, a headteacher and academy leader, follows the government’s decision earlier this year to make relationships education mandatory in primary schools, and relationships and sex education compulsory in secondary schools, under the Children and Social Work Act.

The Act also gave the education secretary the power to make personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) mandatory in all schools.

In an answer to a parliamentary question last week, schools minister Nick Gibb said the government intended to “conduct thorough and wide-ranging engagement with stakeholders” on the matter.

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