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)” (with thanks to the twitter user I adopted this from whom I now can’t find to cite!) 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 two children under 5 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