Ashton, Max

Ashton, Max
Start date:
October 2018
Research Topic:
Mapping teacher and pupil perspectives and experiences of sex and relationships education in the changing Welsh policy context
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Emma Renold
Supervising school:
School of Social Sciences,
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My PhD will utilise a mixed-methods approach to map transitions in Welsh sex and relationships education (SRE) across a network of pioneer schools from 2019 onwards. Particular attention will be given to the negotiation and transformation of new policy into pedagogic practice. The project is framed by the following research questions:

  1. How is SRE currently delivered in Wales?
  2. How is new SRE policy translated into practice in Welsh Pioneer schools?
  3. How do teachers and pupils negotiate and respond to new and extant SRE policy?
  4. How well does new SRE policy meet the needs of secondary school pupils in a contemporary Welsh context?