Big Talk Education

Relationship and Sex Education Consultancy

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Having worked in Relationship & Sex Education (RSE) since the 90s, BigTalk Education founder Lynnette is frequently approached to consult in many fields within the private and public sector. These include;



 The Government’s Women & Equalities Committee (a cross-party select committee) invited Lynnette to Westminster to contribute to a discussion about sexual harassment and assaults in schools. The results of this enquiry were pivotal in RSE becoming statuary as of September 2019.

BigTalk Education were invited to attend the consultation meeting held by the Department for Education (along with partners such as Public Health England, Barnardos, Brook, National Children’s Bureau, the NSPCC, the National Association of Head Teachers and the Family Planning Association) to contribute to the age appropriate recommendations that will be published by the DoE in relation to the new statutory RSE guidelines.



Lynnette regularly features on both national and local radio to discuss issues around RSE, especially contemporary issues such as sexting, children viewing pornography, grooming and the need to start Relationship & Sex Education at a young age.

In addition to her regular radio work, Lynnette has also appeared on various TV shows, including BBC Breakfast (BBC1), Porn: What’s the Harm? (BBC3) and Big Questions (BBC1). 

Lynnette and the team also regularly provide consultation for researchers in programme development.



Over several years, Lynnette was involved in the Fatherhood Project undertaken by University of Leeds. This was an academic research study all about young fathers. The element which Lynnette was involved with, produced evidence that demonstrated that a lack of quality RSE for boys and young men, was a contributing factor in them becoming young fathers.

Lynnette has previously held lecturing positions at both Lincoln & Hull universities on a part time basis.

BigTalk as an organization currently work closely with the University of Warwick, Lynnette lectures on RSE annually both to undergraduate education and PGCE students. This includes additional smaller group workshops delivered by the BigTalk team.

BigTalk Education were visited by a delegation of Japanese academics from Kyoto University who are undertaking a research project addressing international RSE programmes.


Specialist Work with Vunerable Groups 

Following concerns regarding the frequent withdrawal of Gypsy Traveler children from RSE lessons, Lynnette has worked in conjunction with the Doncaster Gypsy Traveler Voice Project, to create bespoke resources suitable for Gypsy Traveler children and young people.

As part of a partner town initiative Lynnette was asked to visit St Georges in Romania to provide staff training educating a multidisciplinary team who were tasked with delivering RSE in schools. Whilst there Lynnette also worked directly with teenagers in children’s homes which culminated in the establishment of an ongoing peer education programme to benefit children and young people into the future.


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