With over 25 years of expertise in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE), and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), Yoan Reed is an experienced and independent education consultant and author. Her commitment to evidence-based practice, both domestically and internationally, along with a focus on contextualized safeguarding, defines her role in advising and instructing within educational settings.
A distinguished presenter at national and international conferences, Yoan's influence transcends various aspects of education. From curriculum and resource development to teacher training, assessment, and evaluation, she plays a pivotal role in fostering parental and community engagement.
Passionate about empowering young minds through high-quality and comprehensive education, Yoan envisions a 21st-century learning experience that is not only inclusive but also values-driven, promoting positive attitudes and behaviours. Her work centres around instilling a sense of agency, resilience, and empathy in young individuals, preparing them to navigate challenges and make informed decisions that contribute positively to society.
Yoan's dedication to equality, diversity, and inclusion resonates throughout her work. She actively challenges stereotypes, addresses structural barriers, and champions social justice and human rights. Her intersectional, rights-based approach acknowledges the interconnectedness of identities and experiences, shaping an educational landscape that is not only informative but transformative.
As the co-author of Big Picture RSHE Yoan introduces a groundbreaking resource tailored for educators. This book, enriched with analogies, ready-made toolkits, printable activities, and cross-curricular extensions, ensures the delivery of comprehensive Relationships, Sex, and Health Education in primary classrooms.
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.
NSPCC Certificate of Competency in Child Protection Training
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.
Deputy Chair of Trustees and Partner at Sex Education Forum (SEF) Charity, UK
Founder and co-director at Outspoken Sex Ed (CIC)
Consultant at Susie March Consulting (CIS affiliated)
Member at PSHE Association
Member at Association of Child Protection Professionals
Member at School-Home-Support, SHS
Situation appraisals and plan of action
Needs assessments and subsequent analysis
Schemes of work and detailed lesson plans
Evaluation tools and Evaluation reports
Innovative and creative events for child and parent learning together
Parental consultation strategies