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Sex and relationships education: can a teacher refuse to teach it?

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Last updated on 8 March 2017
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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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  1. 1 Teachers' rights
  2. 2 Dealing with concerns 
  3. 3 Finding suitable staff
  4. 4 School policies

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