Faith SchoolsHow our programme aligns with school and family values and beliefs
At BigTalk Education we work with schools, parents and teachers with a broad spectrum of faiths. Our work in faith schools and non-faith schools is based on factual age appropriate information, which is delivered in collaboration with school and parents who frame this with their own values and belief systems.
Values & beliefs
Each school that we work in partnership with has it’s own unique set of values, as does every family within those schools.
At BigTalk Education we stick to factual information which we present in a calm, gentle and age appropriate manner.
Our lessons do not include any reference to religion, however we do teach children that their families will have their own values and beliefs that they may want to discus at home.
At BigTalk Education we have some core values that hold true in all of our work. These are:
Equality is not always about treating everyone the same – it is about treating people in such a way that the outcome for each pupil can be the same.
Tolerance is to understand that not everybody is the same and have the willingness to accept this.
Honesty is being truthful and open at an age appropriate level, that allows pupils to learn and understand.
Support is to work together with schools and family to provide guidance and care for children and young people.
Respect is valuing each person as an individual of importance, as well as the beliefs of their family and community,
Empower is to equip people with knowledge to keep them safe, healthy and happy.
Sensitivity is having an awareness of the feelings of others and responding accordingly.
Trust is ensuring children and young people have a safe space to learn and discus.
Empathy is the ability to identify and understand the feelings of others and offer them support.
A Journey in Love
The BigTalk Education Growing Up Safe : Whole School Approach Programme has been observed by Bishop Peter, Head of Education at the Diocese of the Sheffield and is now used in many of the Catholic schools in the region.
To find out how our programme sits within the broader RSE curriculum in Catholic schools please download our guide below.
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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 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 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
"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
"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