Sex and relationship classes set to be taught in secondary schools after 23 Tory MPs back law change

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Compulsory sex and relationship education looks set to be taught in all secondary schools after Tory MPs – including five former ministers – backed a change to the law, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
The ministers are among a group of 23 Conservative MPs who are backing a law change to force secondary schools to make Relationship Education compulsory in the National Curriculum.
The change would see teenagers being what consent means in sexual relationships and how to protect themselves from sexting and online exploitation in compulsory classes.
Currently only council-controlled secondary schools are required to teach children about sex in biology classes. There is no such requirement on academies or free schools which make up the majority of secondary schools in England.