Having spent many years as an SRE Consultant, both within local authorities and on a self-employed basis, I am extremely excited at the recent government announcement about statutory Relationships and Sex Education. Whilst many schools are already providing effective RSE it will give those that aren't a nudge in the right direction.
Disappointingly the sex education part will still be optional in primary schools despite the fact that many children start the changes of puberty in key stage 2. My experience tells me that most primary staff are already convinced of the importance of age-appropriate RSE, including the sex bit! Equally I know that many staff lack confidence when it comes to delivering and are fearful of both children's questions and potential parental backlash. The key is consultation and planning - making sure all stakeholders understand what will be delivered and when.
If you would like to get ahead of the game with developing your RSE provision do get in touch to see how I can hep firstname.lastname@example.org.