BigTalk Education delivers Sex & Relationship Education (SRE) to approximately 5,000 young people each year through 1;1's, Lessons, Workshops and Roadshows in Schools, Academies, PRU's, Colleges and a wide variety of other settings,
BigTalk provides multi agency SRE Training for Professionals and holds Workshops for Parents.
The BigTalk Team
The Team has been in operation since 1996 and now consists of 10 fully trained Staff who deliver SRE Classes & Workshops, an arm of the Team now specialise in Drug, Alcohol & Relationship Education
All our Staff have advanced CRB clearance, are covered by full insurance and have received all appropriate Health and Safety training.
Big Talk Education is CHAS registered, we are affiliated to the NCB (National Children's Bureau), the Sex Education Forum and the Yorkshire Trainers Network. It is a supporter of BEEP (Business, Education and Enterprise Partnership) and believe that aspiration for the future is a vital element of Quality SRE
Big Talk Education is led by Lynnette Smith,
Lynnette has a background in Youth & Community Work; she is also a qualified Teacher, Trainer and Specialist Relationship & Sex Education Trainer having worked in the field of SRE since the early '90s. She has worked for several Authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber Region before setting up her own business BigTalk Education in 2005.
Other specialist areas of work include; single gender, multi-faith, Young Offenders, SRE Peer Education training for teenagers including GLBT, Young Gipsy Travellers and the establishing of an SRE Peer Education project in Romania with Care Leavers.
Whilst contracted to North Lincolnshire Partnership to oversee the implementation of their Teenage Pregnancy Strategy all Year 9 & 10 Students were included in an Authority wide Sex Education Database to ensure full inclusion, the teenage pregnancy rate was reduced by 20%
She is also involved with the Fatherhood Project at Leeds University and has lecturered part time with Hull and Lincoln Universities. She regularly is invited to speak on BBC Sheffield, Humberside & Lincoln Radio, she has appeared on local TV, Radio Five Live and Sky News. Her work helping to keep Primary pupils safe from abuse, exploitation etc features on the BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24476860
Lynnette has two daughters