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An Chomhairle Náisiúnta Curaclaim agus Measúnachta
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

Relationships and Sexuality Education

Relationships and Sexuality Education Review

The NCCA have been asked to undertake a comprehensive review of RSE by former Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD. in primary and post-primary school. 

There are three components to this review:

  • Drawing on Research: There has been a growing body of research in the area of Relationships and Sexuality Education in the last decade. The NCCA’s review of research will examine the experience of RSE from primary up to post-primary. In line with the Minister’s request, a number of specific areas are included for particular attention in the review of the research.
  • Consulting with key leaders: The NCCA is consulting with government agencies, non-governmental organisations, and support services who have responsibility for and significant experience in the area of RSE. 
  • Consulting with Schools: The NCCA is working with schools from across the primary and post-primary sectors.  This important step in gathering experiences of RSE in the classroom will help identify needs and future directions.  This involves consulting with teachers, principals, students, and parents.

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