- MP-backed review of sex education in schools will be independent
- Letter from Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Miriam Cates backed by 50 politicians
The campaign for a review of controversial sex education material taught in schools received a boost yesterday after it was revealed it would be independent.
Dozens of MPs had called for an urgent inquiry into what pupils are learning in Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) classes, amid fears they are being subjected to “inappropriate” content.
They include graphic lessons on “oral sex, how to safely strangle your partner and 72 genders”, the MPs claim.
Miriam Cates, MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, organized a letter backed by almost 50 politicians and warned that children are “being taught about extreme and dangerous sexual acts”.
The independent review is expected to include a “variety of experiences” to “capture a variety of perspectives”, the Mail understands.
Ms Keegan will write to headteachers today to remind them not to keep sex education material from parents.
Miriam Cates (pictured), MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, organized a letter backed by almost 50 politicians and warned that children are being “taught about extreme and dangerous sexual acts”.
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan will write to school principals to remind them that parents have the right to see what their children are taught.