BigTalk Education delivers age appropriate Sex & Relationship Education (SRE) to approximately 21,000 children and young people each year across 120 Schools, through 1:1’s, Lessons, Workshops and Roadshows in Mainstream & Faith Schools, Academies, Pupil Referral Units, Colleges and a wide variety of other settings,
BigTalk provides SRE Training for Professionals and holds Workshops for Parents.
Lynnette Smith, MD & Founder
Lynnette has a background in Youth & Community Work; she is also a qualified Teacher, Trainer and Specialist Relationship & Sex Education Trainer having worked in the field of SRE since the early '90s. She has worked for several Authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber Region before setting up BigTalk Education in 2005
Other specialist areas of work include; single gender, multi-faith, Young Offenders, SRE Peer Education training for teenagers including GLBT, Young Gipsy Travellers and the establishing of an SRE Peer Education project in Romania with Care Leavers.
She is also involved with the Fatherhood Project at Leeds University and has lectured part time with Hull and Lincoln Universities. She is regularly invited to speak on local BBC Radio Stations: Sheffield, Humberside, Manchester, Lincoln & BBC Five Live. A BBC3 documentary and BBC Breakfast featured BigTalk Education's pioneering work to help keep children safe, delivering age appropriate SRE to Nursery and Primary pupils.
This can be seen via this link to the BBC website www.bbc.co.uk/new/education-26967098
Lynnette was invited to Westminster to speak with MPs on the Women & Equalities Committee about the work we do in Schools. Their task being to investigate the rise in incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence within schools. She gave examples of ways in which the BigTalk Team are able to teach even young children how our bodies and other people's are private, this lays the foundations for understanding consent which is developed as the children grow into teenagers.
The BigTalk Team
The Team (in different forms) has been in operation since 1996 and now consists of 12 fully trained Staff who deliver the many aspects of SRE
All our Staff have advanced DBS clearance, are covered by full insurance and have all received appropriate Health and Safety training.
Big Talk Education is CHAS registered; we are affiliated to the Sex Education Forum
Some of our Team:
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