Primary RSE:Our Growing Up Safe Programme
At BigTalk Education we are incredibly proud of our award winning Growing Up Safe programme, which has been shortlisted for the Children and Young People Now 2018 Safeguarding award. The Whole School Approach is our most popular option, where our specialist team of facilitators work with pupils, parents and school staff. This high quality, age appropriate RSE programme is designed to keep children safe, healthy and happy.
An Introduction to the Growing Up Safe programmeChildren want their parents to be the first people to talk to them about growing up, sex and relationships. Yet many parents say they lack confidence to answer their children’s questions frankly, so Schools should be there to help and BigTalk Education are here to support Schools and Teachers. Members of the BigTalk Team can come into your School for a part or whole day, ensuring your children (and Parents) are well educated to keep them safe, healthy and happy! Our Growing Up Safe : Whole School Approach programme covers children from Nursery to Year 6 and includes Parents and School Staff. In 2017 BigTalk Education was awarded the Pamela Sheridan award by the FPA (Family Planning Association) the highest accolade in Sex Education, of which we are immensely proud! We travel across the UK delivering our Whole School Approach (please see our list of current schools) and our taught programme is our most popular option. We find that school staff and parents appreciate our specialist expertise to help establish a common language within school to talk about bodies, growing up and sex in an age appropriate manner.
Growing Up Safe programme options
Whole School Approach
Enhanced Whole School Approach
- Growing Up Safe Foundation & KS1 Resources
- Off Site Staff Training
- Parents’ Session Delivered by BigTalk Education Staff
- ‘Understanding Your Tweenager’ Parents Workshop
- Staff CPD Training
- Specialist RSE Delivered by BigTalk Education
- Staff CPD Shadow Training
- Lesson Extension Ideas
- Follow Up Pack for Ofsted
- Evaluation Report for Ofsted
- Additional One to Ones for Vulnerable or SEND Pupils
- RSE Policy Guidance
Feedback from school staff on BigTalk Education's Growing Up Safe relationship and sex education programme
"This is our second year with the programme and we wanted to roll this out across the whole school. The sessions were thoroughly informative dealing with issues sensitively but openly. The programme covered a lot of ground effectively. Our children are now confident, knowledgeable and will hopeful grow to be respectful adults once again, a great job. Thank you for spending the day with us."Amma Shaw
"The materials used are at an informative level, without being inappropriate. The language used by the team was at the children's' level so they were able to understand. The children were put at ease, to answer and ask questions. The section on reproduction was very well discussed and paced, to inform the children about sexual relationships, as too were the puberty and period sections. Very good tutors!"Tracy Brown
"One of the best talks on this subject area I have experienced in my teaching career. The instructors were very relaxed and this created a relaxed and open environment."Mrs C Keel
"High quality delivery which is completely age appropriate, also includes e-safety, transgender, gay, lesbian – essential knowledge."Laura Brough
Feedback from parents on BigTalk Education's Growing Up Safe relationship and sex education programme
"Great idea, this should've been implemented years ago! Nice, relaxed delivery, very good!"
September 2018Andrew Goodland
"Great talk, beforehand I was unsure how much they should know at such young age, and was worried they were expected to know more. I’m very reassured now that the delivery of this information will be informed and appropriate and I am now prepared for any questions that will arise from the classroom talk."
April 2018Lisa Timms
"I think this is fantastic. The age appropriateness makes it not OTT but gives them the right information which is so important."
September 2018Hannah Crosbie
"With our two boys I have been concerned about talking to them as we are a same sex couple, but now I feel supported by the school and have a great book resource. Thank you."
September 2018J. E. Leitning