For several years, on teachers online forums, there have been many questions as to who can teach ‘Family Life’ classes. According to Article 6 of the Regulation of the Ministry of National Education of 12 August 1999 on the way of teaching and on the content of ‘Family Life’ classes, the course can be taught by a person who is qualified to teach in a given educational establishment and has a university degree in family science or has completed postgraduate studies/received adequate training relating to the content of ‘Family Life’ classes, in relation to the Regulation on the qualifications of teachers.
It’s open to interpretation because on the market, there are many courses and studies concerning sex education, and teachers have doubts about what to choose in order to have required qualifications.
In the end, it’s the headteacher who assesses those qualifications and employs somebody. According to our reports, ‘Family Life’ classes are most often (31%) taught by biology, science or ecology teachers. History, civics, culture and art teachers represent another 20% of ‘Family Life’ teachers. 16% of people giving ‘Family Life’ classes do not teach any other subject. In 12% of cases, ‘Family Life’ classes are conducted by religion teachers.