QAC's PSHE Lead Gill Leno speaks at TEDxBrum event

QAC were delighted to learn that Gill Leno, Personal and Sexual Health Education (PSHE) Lead at the College, was recently invited to deliver a talk at TEDxBrum. 

The talk addressed the things we may take for granted in our sex and relationships, and why some people are being left out of the conversation. Gill is a specialist sex and relationships educator, writer, advocate and researcher working with teenagers and young adults who have a wide range of complex learning and physical disabilities, sensory impairment, and autism spectrum conditions here at QAC.

Gill is especially interested in teaching about pleasure, intimacy and communication; meaningful and inclusive sex and relationships education helps support equality and autonomy, as well as consent, compassion and self-esteem. Her aim is to ensure that everyone has access to evidence based information about sex, relationships and consent, in a way that makes sense to them.

When she’s not teaching students, she works on creating resources and delivery methods that support understanding and build capacity, and trains other professionals to collaborate in and develop this work. 

A big 'Well Done' to Gill on her brilliant talk and we hope for many more in the future!