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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 Lynnette_Smith_BTE

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.

Lynnette Smith was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday 10th November 2017, it was presented for her contribution to keeping children and young people safer through the delivery of quality Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).

 

The BigTalk Team

The Team (in different forms) has been in operation since 1996 and now consists of 13 fully trained Staff who deliver the many aspects of RSE

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

Our Team:

    

Lynnette
LYNNETTE SMITH

Hayley
HAYLEY ROBINSON

Deb
DEB MORGAN  
Emma
EMMA FREEAR
Dave
DAVE WILDMAN 

Hazel
HAZEL POPPLEWELL

Claire_D
CLAIRE DILLON

Claire_K
CLAIRE KELLY  

Pam
PAM READHEAD

Lynda
LYNDA WHITFIELD

Tracey
TRACEY GALVIN  

Alice
ALICE BAXTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon
SIMON FOX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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