Sex Education in Primary School in Tayside: An Evaluation of Sexuality and Relationships Training for Primary Teachers

DescriptionA sponsored education research report
ISBN0 7559 6300 8
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 09, 2007

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SEED Sponsored Research, Jason Annetts, Jan Law University of Abertay Dundee
ISBN 0 7559 6300 8 (Web only publication)
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Contents

Acknowledgements

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Background to the study
1.2 Tayside Health Promotion's Sexuality and Relationship Training for Primary School Teachers
1.3 Aims and Objectives of the Research
1.4 Methodology

Chapter 2: Mapping School Provision
2.1 Introduction
2.2 The Sample
2.3 Delivering Sex and Relationship Education
2.4 Consulting with Parents and Pupils
2.5 Sex and Relationship Training
2.6 Local Authority Support
2.7 Sex and Relationship Education Curriculum

Chapter 3: Pre-Training Questionnaire
3.1 Introduction
3.2 The Sample
3.3 Teachers' Views on Delivering Sex and Relationship Education
3.4 Reasons for Attending the Sexuality and Relationship Training for Primary School Teachers
3.5 Importance of Sex and Relationship Education

Chapter 4: Post Training Interviews
4.1 Introduction
4.2 The Sample
4.3 Schools' Sexual Health Programme
4.4 The reaction of Parents to the Introduction of Sex and Relationship Education
4.5 The reaction of Pupils to the Introduction of Sex and Relationship Education
4.6 Teachers' Concern with the Sex and Relationship Curriculum
4.7 Importance of Sex and Relationship Education
4.8 Age at which Sex and Relationship Education should Begin
4.9 Teachers Role in Delivering Sex and Relationship Education
4.10 Reasons for Attending the Sexuality and Relationship Training for Primary School Teachers
4.11 Benefits of Attending the Sexuality and Relationship Training for Primary School Teachers
4.12 What Participants Most Enjoyed about the Training
4.13 How could the Training be Improved
4.14 Importance of Training Teachers to Deliver Sex and Relationship Education

Chapter 5: Conclusion

Appendices

Appendix A: Schools' Questionnaire
Appendix B: Before Training Questionnaire
Appendix C: Bibliography

Tables

Table 1: Research Timetable
Table 2: Response by Local Authority
Table 3: Years Involved in the SRE
Table 4: Involved in the Delivery of SRE
Table 5: Consulting Parents
Table 6: Response of Schools to a Request to Withdraw Pupil from SRE
Table 7: Schools with Staff that have had SRE Training
Table 8: SRE Topics by Year of Delivery
Table 9: Least Covered Topics in SRE
Table 10: Topics Not Taught by Schools by Local Authority
Table 11: Reasons for Attending Sex and Relationship Training for Primary School Teachers
Table 12: Importance of Promoting Sexual Health

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