Sex and relationships education trainer
Delivering courses for practitioners since 2003
Work with young people and adults
Facilitated SRE workshops for over 15 years
Advice and information
Trusted source of advice about sex and relationships
Respected voice on sex and relationships
For over 14s at BISHuk.com, in the media and academia
Training Courses for Practitioners
My courses give participants the opportunity to reflect on their values and attitudes as well as learning skills and information. They can be delivered whenever and wherever suits you (across the UK and Europe) and are for up to 16 participants.
They can be delivered whenever and wherever suits you (across the UK and Europe) and are for up to 16 participants. For over 13 years I've been running training courses (I was trained by Carol Painter in 2003). I've had the pleasure of facilitating courses with hundreds of passionate, committed and thoughtful practitioners from a broad range of professions. My latest course is for teachers to deliver DO...SRE for Schools resources. I also now offer a coaching service for SRE practitioners who don't want to come on a training course but would like some more advanced level support with their work and ideas for training and delivery.
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I’ve taught a broad variety of SRE topics in state and independent schools as well as being very at home in a youth club setting. I support schools to deliver comprehensive SRE for themselves, through the DO... programme. I complement this with specialist one off lessons, drop-ins and talks. I use activities which are interactive and participatory, with a focus on skills and values as well as the acquisition of knowledge.
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Here you can purchase resources that I've developed over the (many) years doing sex and relationships education with young people. They are all downloads for you to print out at your convenience (apart from 'Sex Explained' - my book for young people).
Planet Porn£10.50 Add to basket
LOVE, INNIT – A Teaching Pack About Relationships£9.50 Add to basket
Big Bish Download£88.00 Add to basket
Safer Sex Aces£4.95 Add to basket
Bish Leaflets£20.00 Add to basket
Booze and Sex Pack£4.00 Add to basket
Condom Teaching Pack£9.50 Add to basket
Sex Explained£5.00 Read more
Bish Activity Book£20.00 Add to basket
Genitals Leaflet and Poster Pack£3.50 Add to basket
Talking Sex Ed£7.50 Add to basket
In addition to teaching and training I also work on projects as a consultant. Ideal for organisations who want a specialist for a finite period of time. My consultancy rate starts at £500 per day. Discounts are available for longer term projects or if your budget is tight.
Condom Man and the Advisors
DO … SRE for schools
The long awaited guidance for the teaching of relationships, health, and sex education came out on 24th September 2020. The last such guidance came out in 2000: before both YouTube and YouPorn, so we’ve been waiting a long time.
I think that well-being comes under the RSE umbrella and certainly it should be a part of PSHE. Our relationship with ourselves is an incredibly important topic but I think it’s important that we get it right. The key for this is to understand how our relationship with ourselves should be construed through the broader[…]
Sometimes it can be difficult for practitioners to engage with young men around relationships and sex/sexuality education. This article considers why that might be and also gives you some top tips.
I was chatting with my Facebook group colleague Alice about showing videos in RSE and here’s a summary of our thoughts on this. As you can see, we’re not huge fans of this approach, but we do have some top tips at the end.
Just as it’s counter-productive to hype up the risks of STIs it’s also counter-productive to hype up the risks of pregnancy.
One area where RSE really sits in the context of the broader PSHE curriculum is in doing anti-oppression work.
RSE practitioners might be tempted to show graphic pictures of STIs. Here I’ll argue why this is a bad and counterproductive teaching method in relationships and sex education.
Here are my responses to the RSE Consultation which I did yesterday (I know I know, I’ve had weeks to do it, but it’s just me here).
The theme of sexual health week this year is consent, so here’s a quick blog of my top tips for teaching about consent and to give you an idea of what good practice looks like.