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Relationship and sex education information from BigTalk Education

As sex education experts and a Social Enterprise, BigTalk Education are here to help you and your school with all things relationship and sex education. Have a look through our guides and frequently asked questions and browse our case studies.

SRE and RSE : A History

Hear from Lynnette Smith, our founder about the history of sex education, SRE, why sex and relationship education is now known as RSE as well as what to expect from statutory RSE in September 2019.

Sex & Gender Terms Explained

Do you need some help navigating the terminology of gender and sexuality? Our easy guide is there to help you know the right language to use with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender pupils.

Teacher's FAQs

Find out the answers to teacher’s most common questions about relationship and sex education. With information on RSE policy, parents sessions or curriculum and lots in between, we are here to help.

One to Ones

Do you think a one to one relationship and sex education lesson might be appropriate for one or more of your pupils? Find out when we recommend a one to one session and how to refer a pupil to us.

Primary RSE

Our Growing Up Safe : Whole School Approach is a Pamela Sheridan award winning relationship and sex education programme delivered in primary, infants, junior and nursery schools across the UK.

Secondary RSE

Our Five star SMART programme is a comprehensive relationship and sex education programme for secondary schools. Covering key topics such as  relationships, consent, parenthood, STIs, LGBT, CSE and many more.

RSE in PRUs

Ensuring children and young people in Pupil Referral Units have high quality relationship and sex education is imperative. Read about our work with the William Henry Smith school in Leeds for information on our programme.

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

"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, a great job. Thank you for spending the day with us."

Amma Shaw

Deputy Headteacher, Bedwell Primary School, Stevenage

"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

"One of the best talks on this subject area I have experienced in my teaching career. The instructors were very relaxed and this created a relaxed and open environment."

Mrs C Keel

Head of Science, Kingshott Prep School, Hertfordshire

"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

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