I’m a PSHE Advisory Teacher (I teach, write, train, facilitate, advise, advocate and campaign on all things PSHE Personal Social Health and Economic Education). A qualified science teacher I also have a MSc in Sexual Health Education and a post graduate diploma in Professional Practice in PSHE.
My life motto is “Healthy relationships help healthy minds (and vice versa)” so my work mostly focuses on RSE (Relationships and Sex education) and mental health. Previously the SRE Adviser for a London Borough and HIV education adviser for two London Boroughs, I now work as the RSE Hub co-ordinator, and freelance associate advisor for the PSHE Association. I recently wrote a children’s book explaining aspects of serious mental illness (psychosis) “Pretend Friends” (out February 2015) and I am in the process of writing other PSHE related children’s books to support parents to explain difficult issues to children in an age appropriate way.
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. 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 and it is my aim in life to make sure every school and teacher knows this!
Please note: all the views in this blog are my own and not necessarily any of the agencies I work for.
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