Overhaul for sex classes

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SEX education classes in schools in Thorne and surrounding areas faces a major overhaul as council bosses aim to slash the borough’s high rates of teenage pregnancy.

Government inspectors are worried about the standard of sex and relationship lessons currently taught to pupils.

The number of Doncaster teenagers falling pregnant is well above the national average.

A recent Ofsted report into the authority’s troubled children and young people’s service described the teaching programme as “deficient”.

Health and education representatives have joined council officers to oversee a complete review of the borough’s sex and relationship education provision.

Speaking at a council meeting Chris Pratt, Doncaster Council’s director of children’s services said: “From speaking to children it is clear they don’t rate the sex and relationship education they receive in and out of schools.

“We know we need to radically change the content of sex and relationship education because it is a turn off.”