Meet the BigTalk Education team

For information about the BigTalk Education founder, please see our page about Lynnette Smith.
About Lynnette Smith
Deb M

Deb M

Senior Facilitator

Deb graduated as a mature student from Lincoln University after working for 15 years within the banking & finance industry. She then worked as a Youth Worker helping to keep young people safe and has since worked for BigTalk Education for the past 12 years, now being one of our Senior Facilitators. Deb works with young people across the country delivering age appropriate Relationship and Sex Education within schools and colleges and also provides training to professionals, parents and carers.
Alice

Alice

Facilitator

Alice has been a part of the BigTalk Education team since July 2017. Prior to this her previous roles included working with early years pupils in a Playgroup provision and working with teenagers supporting personal and social development. Alice is dedicated to working with children of all ages and enjoys being a part of a passionate team aiming to keep children and young people safe, healthy and happy.

Dave

Dave

Facilitator

Dave is a qualified Youth Worker and has been delivering relationship and sex education since 1999,  working with BigTalk Education since 2007. Dave also has an accreditation in Training for Trainers in Sexual Health. Dave is a volunteer with Samaritans. For Dave the most satisfying part of his job is coming out of a school knowing that another group of young people is knowledgeable, safe and protected from abuse and exploitation.
TRACEY

TRACEY

Facilitator

Tracey has twelve years of experience working with children and young people in the Education sector. With a focus on children with behavioural problems and special education needs. Tracey is skilled in facilitating challenging pupils and those that just need a little extra support. Tracey has been delivering RSE with Big Talk Education for over two years.

Hazel

Hazel

Facilitator

Hazel has been part of the BigTalk team for over two years. Previous to this, Hazel worked for ten years as a Teaching Assistant in Primary school and a further 5 years in Secondary schools working with children on the SEND register. Hazel enjoys working with BigTalk Education delivering lessons that reach all children no matter what their learning ability is.

Vicky

Vicky

Facilitator

Vicky is a qualified full-time Youth and Community worker. She has a proven track record of working in a range of settings including work with vulnerable and challenging young people. Vicky is passionate about her role at BigTalk and we are delighted to have her back on the team.

 

Office Team
Hayley

Hayley

Office Manager

Hayley is the Office Manager at BigTalk Education, organising the team and liaising with schools. Having previously run her own business, Hayley loves working with the BigTalk Education team and knowing her work makes a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families. Hayley has one son, currently in primary school.

Claire

Claire

Admin Assistant

Working in the BigTalk Education office as an Administrator, Claire has been with the organisation since April 2016. Claire is a very busy mum of three Primary aged children, she really enjoys her job and likes being part of a team who helps keep children safe.

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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 RSE Lessons for Life

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.