Parent Zone

Read our frequently asked questions, get tips advice from the experts about talking to your children and much more in our dedicated parents’ zone.

Award Winning

Find out about our award winning age appropriate relationship & sex education programme and how we can help keep your children safe, happy and healthy.

Resources

Browse our relationship and sex education books and school resources.

Welcome to BigTalk Education

Our vision is to ensure as many children and young people as possible, receive high quality relationship and sex education, to keep them safe, healthy and happy.

Whether you are a parent, school staff or education professional we want to help you ensure that your children have the best possible age appropriate relationship and sex education.

Please take a look around, we have a dedicated parents section which will give you information on what to expect if we are visiting your child’s school, as well as tips and advice on how to talk to your children about their bodies, relationships and sex.

For educators and professionals working with young people take a look at our courses, in school programmes and the resources in our shop.

We look forward to seeing many of you soon in schools and on our regular courses.

Lynnette Smith – Founder of BigTalk Education

Lynnette Smith

Lynnette Smith

Founder of BigTalk Education & Chair of the Sex Education Forum Advisory Group

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Find out about SRE, RSE and all things Sex Education

Read a history of SRE and RSE in the UK and get information and support about RSE in your school in our info section.

Working in Primary Schools

Find out about our award winning Growing Up Safe : Whole School Approach programme and the new enhanced programme introduced in preparation for statutory RSE.

Working with SEND pupils

Read why relationship and sex education is extremely important for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

Request information on BigTalk Education's services for your school

Introduction to age appropriate RSE

Our guide to high quality, age appropriate Relationship & Sex Education for your child, helping you know what to expect from us.

BigTalk Education's Growing Up Safe Programme

Children 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, Schools are there to help, and BigTalk Education are here to support Schools and Teachers. Members of the BigTalk Team can come into School for a part or whole day, ensuring your children (and you as parents) are well educated to keep them safe, healthy and happy! Find out more > 

 

BigTalk Education's 5 Star SMART RSE

Our Programme in Secondary Schools uses a Youth Work approach to RSE delivery, participation, empowerment and inclusion are fundamental to its success. Our Team fosters a non-judgmental, relaxed, receptive atmosphere, which doesn’t shy away from sensitive issues. Find out more >

 

Bodies, Babies & Bellybuttons

This book is a gentle introduction for children about their bodies and where they come from. A must have for all parents to help answer your children's questions in a simple, understandable and age appropriate way.

Feedback from parents on BigTalk Education's Growing Up Safe relationship and sex education programme

"Very interesting to see what and how the children will be taught about these issues so we are able to as parents to feel confident at home with this topic."

June 2018

Kayley James

Mother of Year 2 Pupil, Park Primary School

"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 mow prepared for any questions that will arise from the classroom talk."

April 2018

Lisa Timms

Mother of Nursery Pupil, Sprotborough Orchard Infants School

Feedback from school staff on BigTalk Education's Growing Up Safe relationship and sex education programme

"High quality delivery which is completely age appropriate, also includes e-safety, transgender, gay, lesbian – essential knowledge." 

Laura Brough

Assistant Headteacher, Eye Primary School, Peterborough

"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

Teacher, Priory Lane Community School, Scunthorpe

"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 ladies a great job. Thank you for spending the days with us."

Amma Shaw

Deputy Headteacher, Bedwell Primary School, Stevenage

 BigTalk Education were awarded the prestigious 2017 Pamela Sheridan Award for innovation and good practice in relationships and sex education.