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About BigTalk Education - a leading sex education UK social enterprise

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 delivering relationship and sex education, we currently deliver in around 160 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.

Read case studies about our taught programmes of relationship and sex education in schools (UK)

BigTalk Education Case Studies

Hadrian Academy – September 2018

As our first school of the academic year, it is always lovely to visit our friends at Hadrian's Academy in Dunstable, yet again this year we had a fabulous turn out of over 40 parents and staff at the parents' session. Parents' feedback "Excellent session, it has been...

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Enfield Academy of New Waltham – July 2018

This year was our first visit to Enfield Academy and it was great to see such positive increases in staff confidence as a result, thank you to everyone in school for making us so welcome. Parents' feedback "Very informative, I didn't know what to expect, but now I...

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St Marie’s Catholic Primary School – July 2018

It was great to see the 30 parents and guardians that came along to our parents year at St Marie's Catholic Primary School in Sheffield. We met some parents whose children were new to the school, as well as some we had met before that came along for a refresher on how...

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Saint Augustine Webster – June 2018

It was great to see that the levels of confidence of staff and parents had remained high from our first visit last year at Saint Augustine Webster, now in the high 90s following our second visit. Parents' feedback "Very informative and interesting, glad to know this...

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Yarborough Academy – June 2018

Visiting Yarborough Academy for the first time, our team received a warm welcome with 20 parents and carers attending our parents meeting along with all teaching staff. Parent confidence in talking to their children about keeping safe rising by 24% and staff...

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Heatherwood School – June 2018

Heatherwood is a coeducational special school for pupils who have severe learning difficulties and additional profound and complex physical / medical needs. With multiple visits to the school our team paced the sessions to the pupils abilities, working closely with...

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Manor Lodge Primary School – June 2018

The motto at Manor Lodge Primary is 'learning for life' and we think that our Growing Up Safe sessions are some of the most important lessons the children we work with will learn in life. Parent feedback  "Thank you for explaining what will happen with the children,...

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Thorne Green Top Primary – June 2018

There is nothing more our team love, than coming away from a parent's session knowing we are leaving every single parent or carer 100% confident about talking to their children about keeping safe, their bodies and reproduction. Parents' feedback "I found that the...

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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 relationship and sex education programme

"Great idea, this should've been implemented years ago! Nice, relaxed delivery, very good!"

September 2018

Andrew Goodland

Father of Year 1 Pupil

"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 2018

Lisa Timms

Mother of Nursery Pupil, Sprotborough Orchard Infants School

"I think this is fantastic. The age appropriateness makes it not OTT but gives them the right information which is so important."

September 2018

Hannah Crosbie

Mother of Year 3 Pupil, Hadrian Primary Academy

"Very good: so important to keep our children safe. Thank you."

June 2018

Claire

Mother of Year 4 Pupil