Early Sex Education: The Debate

Headteachers and a subject pioneer discuss different approaches Sex education pioneer Dylis Went joins headteachers from three different primary schools in a discussion on the difficulties and controversies surrounding sex and relationship education.

The discussion starts with the headteachers outlining their policies and the level to which they involve parents. One question quickly dominates the conversation, ‘How should sex education respond to the sexual imagery children are subjected to every day?’

The discussion highlights the difficulties and controversies surrounding sex and relationship education. It illustrates how mainstream schools can learn from special schools in developing their policies.

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