by Kirsty Moffat
The RSHP project is progressing well. Research into the key areas of sexuality and gender is underway. We have been establishing links with relevant organisations, including a positive and informative meeting with Education Officers at Education Scotland at the end of November. They were very receptive to our input and would welcome ongoing communication regarding the project.
Our next steps will include planning and consultation with initial focus groups of teachers, parents and pupils throughout Scotland in regard to the current provision and the direction of the project. This will likely be ongoing as we identify key priorities in the planning and producing of new materials. We also need to be mindful of upcoming changes to the guidance for teachers of RSHP, which is undergoing consultation in January 2023, as well as potential changes to the curriculum, which may be on the horizon, as highlighted in our meeting with Education Scotland. Your continued support and prayers are greatly appreciated.
The 2022 General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland endorsed a partnership with Christian Values in Education (Scotland) and the associated project plan for delivering alternative suitable resources based on a Christian worldview.