Alice Hoyle BSc PGCE MSc has worked in the field of Relationships and Sex Education for nearly 20 years. Originally a science teacher turned PSHE lead, she lead RSE and HIV education for two neighbouring local authorities. Whilst completing her MSc in Sexual Health Education she had her first children’s book published. Alice wrote the lesson resources for the national Welsh program Sense in 2009 and went onto co-write the free DO… RSE resource for schools (a relationships and sex education resource and collaboration supported by Durex http://www.dosreforschools.com/). Alice has experience working in many types of schools, including the Independent sector; she was an RSE Tutor for Millfield School for two years delivering evening sessions of RSE to individual boarding houses.
Alice also helps develop the work of the Sex and History Project at Exeter University (http://sexandhistory.exeter.ac.uk/). Her second book Great Relationships and Sex Education 200+ Activities for Educators Working with Young People, written with Dr Ester McGeeney, was published in December 2019. Alice also works for a local charity as a youth worker enabling her youth centred practice to remain current. Alice was made a life member of the PSHE Association in 2015 and is a trustee of the Sex Education Forum.
Alice is particularly interested in the life course approach to relationships and sex education and how this learning can be age appropriately scaffolded from the early years to adulthood. She is passionate about supporting parents and practitioners with how to do this work creatively, sensitively and effectively whilst maintaining safe learning environments for all.