Poor sex education leaves pupils vulnerable – Ofsted

More than a third of schools in England are failing to provide pupils with age-appropriate sex-and-relationships education, the schools watchdog says.

Ofsted inspectors warn this could leave them vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Too few teachers have the expertise to discuss delicate issues such as sexuality and domestic violence, they say.

The warning comes after teaching unions raised concerns about the effects of a sexualised culture on pupils.

At unions’ conferences over the Easter holidays, teachers shared their concerns about the negative impact pornography and pressure to have “the perfect body” was having on their pupils and called for better training to help teachers to deal with such issues.


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