Relationship and Sex Education Advisory Teacher and LGBT+ Youth Worker.
I’m an RSE Advisory Teacher (I teach, write, train, facilitate, advise, advocate and campaign on all things Relationships and Sex Education). A qualified science teacher I also have a MSc in Sexual Health Education and a post graduate diploma in Professional Practice in PSHE.
I am an elected member of the Sex Education Forum Advisory Council a position I have held for almost 6 years. In 2014 I was nominated for Sexual Health professional of the year in the Brook/FPA sexual health awards. In 2016 it was a honour to be made a life member of the PSHE Association.
Since 2013 I have co-ordinated the work of the RSE Hub, and as part of that work led on the Durex DO… SRE for schools programme where I work as a Key Opinion Lead for the program and cowrote all the materials. I am also a key practitioner on the Sex and History Project , where my role is to cowrite all the resources in partnership with historians and academics. We recently produced an LGBT specific sex and history website which is continually being updated with new resources.
I also also work part time as LGBT Development worker at a local charity Off the Record supporting young LGBT+ young people in activism, and I’m currently working on publishing my second PSHE related book. My first published book was a childrens book that explained schizophrenia to children.
I’m also a parent to three young children who fascinate me as they start to make sense of their bodies and the world. Everything I do in education, I do for my children & for all children and young people. I want my kids to go to a school that takes their emotional health and wellbeing as seriously as their academic achievements. To me there is nothing more important than drawing out the symbiosis between healthy minds and healthy relationships and how that can then impact on learning generally. A kid who is being bullied, or is worried about a relationship is not going to be an effective learner. There is a clear link between wellbeing and attainment.
Would love to hear from folk folk wanting help with any aspect of PSHE or Relationships and Sex Education.
If you would like to contact me then please email me on alice.t.hoyle[at]gmail[dot]com
You can also follow me on twitter @AliceHoylePSHE
Please note: all the views in this blog are my own and not necessarily any of the agencies I work for.