Sex Education in Berkshire Secondary Schools

Sandra Jowett

01 September 1995

The aim of this study was to collect information about policies and practice in sex education in schools across Berkshire, that could be used to inform sexual health strategies in the County. Most maintained schools with pupils of secondary age took part in this research, which was completed as Circular 5/94 Sex Education in Schools was having an impact on practice. Information collected from staff (and from young people in a few schools) showed what a complex and demanding task developing a coherent, comprehensive sex education programme is. The findings presented here on current practice and plans for development should be of interest to all those involved in sex education provision in schools.