Over the last 15 years, Amy Forbes-Robertson (BA, MPhil, PGCE, QTS) has worked in education. During this time, Amy has interacted with young people and their parents, carers and teachers; as a volunteer, a project leader, a community outreach worker, in youth work, as a school governor and as a secondary-school classroom teacher (KS3 & KS4).
Amy is also responsible for running the Beacons Project at The Hay Literature Festival. Furthermore, Amy is currently an accredited trainer for Cambridge Assessment International Examinations delivering teacher training both online and in international educational establishments.
The combination of a good education and a love of traveling has enabled Amy to explore many communities and cultures. During this time, Amy has gained a great deal of experience and understanding of a wide variety of people. Her role as a teacher included being a ‘Form Tutor’ and this means that Amy intrinsically understands the lives of teenagers in a school-setting. She has been closely involved in pastoral care and safeguarding issues and is familiar with the challenges that face young people as they experiment with their own identity, friendships and relationships.
Amy shares the view that providing young people with good information is vital. She believes that talking honestly about bodies, relationships, sex and their recreational lives is a key factor in enabling young people to make better choices.
Most importantly Amy has a wonderful ability to communicate and empathise with young people; this, combined with a lovely sense of humour means she is the ideal person to be delivering this kind of information.