Cambridge headteacher considers inviting porn star to teach students about sex and relationships

Mark Slater says he's worried about the impact the industry is having on children

A headteacher at a top private school has suggested bringing in a porn star to help teach pupils about sex and relationships.

Mark Slater, head of The Leys in Cambridge, is considering asking speakers to discuss the controversial industry on the £28,000-a-year school's leafy campus.

And he said he had not ruled out inviting a porn star to join the debate.

He told the Cambridge News: “I wouldn't rule it out, simply because of what they have done in their life, if I felt that person was going to put across good values and be a good influence.

But he added: “It may well be that if somebody is spending their life doing that they may not have the sort of perspective on life that we would want.”

Mr Slater is retiring at the end of the year, and said children's ability to form fulfilling relationships could be damaged by easy access to pornography, particularly on the internet.

“I don't think you can escape it given that it's almost impossible to legislate against what goes on the internet,” he said.

The headmaster said his school viewed the provision of pastoral care as its most important duty and stressed the need to prepare students for relationships in later life.

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