Statutory guidance

Sex and relationship education

Statutory guidance on sex and relationship education.


Sex and relationship education guidance


This statutory guidance is for:

  • teachers
  • headteachers
  • governing bodies

It applies to:

  • maintained schools
  • academies and free schools

It aims to guide schools and teachers on some of the sensitive issues they may have to deal with when teaching sex and relationship education.

It also outlines some practical strategies for teaching and addresses some of the issues for schools concerning confidentiality.

Published 6 July 2000