11th December 2019
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) was asked to undertake a major review of the Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum by former Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD.
The report, published today, will inform the review of the primary curriculum in the area of Social, Personal, Health Education (SPHE). At present there are no proposals for changes to the SPHE curriculum. Further public consultation will take place on the findings of the report.
Speaking at the launch of the report, Minister McHugh confirmed there were no plans for change at the moment “While the NCCA report provides us with a roadmap for the future direction of RSE, no final decisions have been made. And it is also important to assure mothers, fathers and guardians, teachers and students that there will be further public consultation before we get to the point of finalising changes to RSE curriculum.”
INTO has strongly condemned the deliberate efforts to misrepresent the scope of the review and the terms of the draft report in a clear attempt to scaremonger and sow the seeds of fear.
A copy of the report is available here.