About BigTalk Education

Delivering high quality age appropriate relationship and sex education
BigTalk Education is a UK based social enterprise who work to ensure as many children and young people as possible receive high quality relationship and sex education, to help keep them safe, healthy & happy. We work in schools across the UK with pupils from aged 3 to 18 and their parents, we currently deliver in around 140 schools annually. We also work nationally and internationally with professionals and academics leading the way in the field of relationship and sex education.

About Lynnette Smith

Find out about BigTalk Education’s founder Lynnette Smith, the chair of the Sex Education Forum’s advisory committee.

Our team

Meet our team of expert relationship and sex education facilitators, that work with children and young people across the UK.

Our vision and values

Read BigTalk Education’s company vision and find out how we fulfil our social enterprise mission.

Our schools

Look at where we currently deliver and find out what our schools say about BigTalk Education.

Request information on BigTalk Education's services for your school

If BigTalk Education do not currently visit your child’s school, but you would like us to send school details about our services, please request an information pack.

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!

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.

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 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 teachers and school staff on BigTalk Education's Growing Up Safe 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.