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Committee question effectiveness of Sex and Relationships Education

21 October 2014

The Education Committee holds its first evidence session on Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools on Tuesday 21 October 2014.


Tuesday 21 October 2014, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9:30am

  • Simon Blake OBE, Chief Executive, Brook
  • Professor Roger Ingham, Professor of Health and Community Psychology and Director of the Centre for Sexual Health Research, University of Southampton
  • Professor David Paton, Chair of Industrial Economics, Nottingham University
  • Alison Hadley OBE, Director, Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange, University of Bedfordshire

At 10:30am

  • Janet Palmer, Her Majesty‚Äôs Inspector and National lead for PSHE education, Ofsted
  • Lucy Emmerson, Coordinator, Sex Education Forum
  • Heather Robinson, School Health Team Leader, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Carol Jones, Headteacher, Hornsey School for Girls

Timings are approximate.

Purpose of the session

This is the first session for the PSHE and SRE inquiry, with one panel focused on the academic evidence for the effect of PSHE and SRE on sexual health and academic attainment, the effect of recent Government actions, and how the effectiveness of SRE should be measured.

A second panel addresses the quality of PSHE and SRE in schools, the ways in which schools interact with parents regarding SRE, and the impact of the current status of the subject. 

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