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

Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

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

The next phase of the review of RSE will begin shortly. Thank you to all those who participated in the review of RSE from June 2018 to March 2019. 

The NCCA commissioned the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to organise a one-day consultation event with 77 representatives from Comhairlí na nÓg. This was held at the DCYA, March 13th, 2019.

An independent report writer was commissioned to analyse the notes and generate a short report which is available here

To support participants who wish to contribute to the review, a research paper has been developed by Prof. Mark Morgan, Dr Seline Keating and Dr Bernie Collins, Dublin City University. The paper provides a historical context for the review, an overview of contemporary approaches to RSE, as well as insights into the experience of teachers, parents and of course students.

The paper can be downloaded here: Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in Primary and Post-Primary Irish Schools - A Research Paper.