Amy Forbes-Robertson


Amy Forbes-Robertson (BA MPhil PGCE QTS) is a qualified teacher (KS3 & KS4), a published author and Founding Director of It Happens Education. Amy is out & about delivering an array of our work in schools. She is also a regular speaker at conferences and events for the likes of IAPS, GSA & HMC.

Amy leads on our consultancy work for programmes, resources and projects with organisations such as Channel 4, BBC Teach, Operation Ouch & The University of Westminster.

For the last 20 years, Amy has worked in and around education. During this time, Amy has interacted with young people and their parents, carers and teachers; as a volunteer, a community outreach worker, in youth work, as a school governor and also as an accredited trainer for Cambridge Assessment International where she has delivered teacher training both online and in international educational establishments. Amy is also a project leader for the Beacons educational project at The Hay Literature Festival. Which is ideal. Because she really loves good books.

In 2015, Amy stepped out of the classroom and joined Alexandra Fryer, delivering RSHE in schools. Since then she has devoted her full-time working career to the subject. Initially as a self-employed independent, then an LLP partner and now as Director of It Happens Education Limited.

Amy is consistently amazed by brilliant young people and their worlds. She is empathic and intrinsically understands the complexity of lives lived between family, friends, home & school-settings. Amy 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 friendships, relationships and identities in our complex culture. Amy believes that everyone deserves a safe & judgement free space to talk about some of the trickier RSHE topics history has handed us.

Most importantly Amy has a wonderful ability to communicate and connect with young people; she is very hopeful about the next generation, and this is resoundingly clear in all of her work…

She is also a mother of two amazing little people, Albie (11) & Flora (9).