Today, June 25, is #RSEDay.

It is a day when teachers, parents, schools and everyone with an interest encouraging children and young people to develop healthy, dependable relationships join together to raise awareness and share experiences.

This year is particularly special because Relationships Education in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education in all secondary schools becomes a compulsory part of the curriculum from September.

The Department for Education recently wrote to all schools to inform them that because of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic the new curriculum is to be implemented ‘no later than the start of the summer term 2021.’

FASTN has joined with parental participation in education charity Parentkind to ask parents what they want to see from Relationships Education and how the response to Covid-19 has impacted on the importance of relationships within families, with friends and with schools.

The detailed survey of a representative sample of 1,025 parents of primary and secondary school age parents was carried out by polling specialists Survation. You can read our media release and see some of the numbers on the news page. 

You can read summary charts setting out the main findings from Survation here

You can download the full Survation poll data here.

You can read up on our Relationships Education work. You can also download the Principles.

Join us on Twitter for the discussion and follow the #RSEDay tag too!