About me

Yoan has over 20 years’ experience in Sexual, Reproductive, Health Rights (SRHR), Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE), and comprehensive Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

  • Education

    Yoan received her formative education in Denmark, has lived in Australia and completed her higher education in the UK.

    Qualified midwife GDip(Brigh)

    Trained relationships and sex education and PSHE facilitator PgCert(Roeh) MA(KCL) International Child Studies. Key modules in International Child Protection, International Children’s rights and International Comparative Education. She received a distinction for her dissertation on Parental Engagement in Relationships and Sex Education.

    Accredited NSPCC Certificate of Competency in Child Protection Training (from Summer 2019)

  • Practice

    Based in the UK, Yoan works with a full range of educational establishments, domestically and internationally. She consults with leadership and other key stake-holders on comprehensive relationships and sex education needs, training, schemes of work and effective evaluation to inform policy, curricula and practice.

    She has experience of managing complex relationships within educational establishments and generating consensus from multiple stake-holders enabling her to clearly articulate strategies that support implementation and change. She possesses a high degree of effective and empathetic engagement across a continuum of one-to-one communication to public speaking. Through her extensive experience of teaching, training, and facilitating learning for children, young people, and parents she has a sound understanding of pedagogy and effective learning-environment management.

    By attending relevant conferences, her practice is engaged in the continuous review and implementation of domestic and international policy and guidance relevant to Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), comprehensive Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), Contextualised Safeguarding, and Child Protection.

  • Association

    Elected Advisory Group Member at Sex Education Forum (SEF) /National Children's Bureau, UK.

    Co-founder of Outspoken Sex Ed (CIC)

    Consultant at Susie March Consulting (CIS affiliated)

    Member at Family Planning Association

    Member at PSHE Association 


Yoan has been invaluable in helping us to design and implement our SRE provision. From our first meeting, she has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the topic, its importance and its sensitivities. Her knowledge encompasses both the statutory and non-statutory guidelines and what best practice looks like in the busy life of a prep school.

Katie Smith

Hilden Grange Prep School

Teaching Lifeskills has made a tremendously important impact at Sevenoaks Prep School. As the culture of the world we live in evolves at a phenomenal rate, it is vital that the education of our children evolves to meet their present and future needs, especially in the context of sex and relationship education.

Luke Harrison

Sevenoaks Prep. School

The Teaching Lifeskills seminar I attended was thought provoking, challenging me to think about my approach to parenting in a supportive environment. The mix of presentation and group work felt like a great balance between receiving information and having the space to discuss new ideas. I felt more able to see the world from my daughter’s perspective and more equipped to help her navigate it successfully.

Philippa Porter

Parent of three

Before the Lifeskills sessions started I felt very excited but also a bit embarrassed because I wasn’t sure what we were going to learn about. I didn’t want it to be awkward because that would result in it not being very enjoyable. But as the sessions got going I began to feel more comfortable. The lessons were very well planned and we did some good activities. I now feel more knowledgeable and much more confident about the topics.

Year 8 student

Marlborough House School

As a parent, I found that the information given to me prior to the SRE lessons was extremely useful and interesting and it also gave me the chance to prepare for any tricky questions that may arise at home. I found Yoan and Lisa very approachable for any matters that I had concerns about or thought needed discussion. I know that the children also got a lot out of these sessions.


Parent at Sevenoaks Prep School

Contact Information

Yoan Tranholm Reed