Big Talk Education

Working with Secondary Schools

With over 20 years experience of delivering SRE to Secondary Schools we like to think we know what works. We appreciate time tabling can be challenging so our Secondary School packages can be delivered as class sessions, workshops, school enhancement/enrichment days or year group roadshows. (Please see below for a list of Schools where we have worked recently)

Our Programme in Secondary Schools uses a Youth Work approach to SRE delivery, participation, empowerment and inclusion are fundamental to its success. The Team fosters a non-judgmental, relaxed, receptive atmosphere, which doesn’t shy away from sensitive issues. There is also time for lighter moments and the use of appropriate humour!  We currently deliver to over 5000 Senior Students from a broad social base: multi-cultural, urban, rural, faith and Academy Schools, SRE is delivered by the Team to Yrs 7-13.

 (11~18yr olds)


The Current 2016/17 Programme Options


Year 7: One Lesson covering everything they should have covered at Primary: Proactive Safeguarding (including consent) Reproduction, Puberty, Relationships & reliable sources of information regarding Sex & Relationships. Opportunity to ask questions in the “Ask it Basket”

Year 7 optional for Girls & Boys CSE (MS Child Sexual Exploitation) we raise awareness of personal safety, potential grooming and exploitation in a way that is realistic but age appropriate

Year 8 (Upwards) 1. Personal Safety and Risk Taking;

Ground rules, Social Norms and underage sexual behavior, the 20/80 rule 

Multi_FaithSex and Language (understanding the words the BigTalk Team and others use) Reproduction, Puberty Changes, Periods, Consent etc (update from previous learning)

Sex and the Law, Risky behavior and consequences, including pregnancy myths, alcohol, technology, rights & responsibilities, confidentiality

Year 8 (Upwards) 2 Relationships and Sexuality:

“Ask it Basket” for anonymous traditional & contemporary dilemmas/questions

Positive Friendships & Relationships, Abusive Relationships, Peer Pressure, Sexual Norms and those portrayed in the media. Internet safety; chat rooms and the dangers of inappropriate web sites. Sexual orientation, growing up gay, transgender, challenging homophobia and female genital mutilation

Year 8 optional for Boys SWAIRS (Safe Ways to Access Information about Relationships & Sex) how to stay safe when looking for information on-line. Too many boys are accessing inappropriate sites and assuming that is how sex is in real life. This Workshop myth-busts and stresses the importance of respect and consent

Year 8 optional for Girls CSE (MDL Child Sexual Exploitation) Girls this age can be targeted on and off line, we focus on off-line grooming as it is a topic that seems to be an ever present modern danger (this is more hard hitting than the Yr7 Workshop)

Year 9 (Upwards) 1. Infections and Protection

Self esteem within relationships. STI’s, what are they, how are they transmitted, their effects, which ones can be cured (and which can’t). Safer sex; condom information and demonstration. How to access condoms, consent and communication skills

Year 9 (Upwards) 2. Relationships and Parenthood;

The effects of unplanned pregnancy. Contraception; modern methods and availability. What to expect in pregnancy. The whole concept of “consent” including the effects of alcohol and our behavior within relationships. “Sex Test” to measure individual learning. Evaluation and Feedback 

Year 10 Specialist Workshops on topics such as, “Mates, Dates, Loves, Hates?” Abusive Relationships. “It won't happen to me” Teenage Parenthood. “Emotions: Pain & Pleasure” Understanding Relationships.

Year 11 SRE Catch Up This is often the age at which they are often thinking of becoming sexually active, we do a one hour catch up of the essential issues: unplanned parenthood, contraception, correct condom use, STIs, consent, pleasure and responsibility etc.

We are able to offer bespoke packages to match your requirements, just call us on 01724 782618 or 07811 686202 for more information, or we can arrange a short meeting at your convenience.