Primary Bullying Intervention Training gains second grant funding from the Department for Education
We are thrilled to announce that Kidscape has been awarded a further grant from the Department for Education to continue and expand our hugely successful Primary BIT project. This project has been providing free support and early intervention anti-bullying training to primary school professionals and children in nine London boroughs since 2013.
Of the 200 schools which have already taken part, 97 per cent of professionals report that they feel more confident in preventing and dealing with bullying, while 83 per cent of children report that the training has helped them feel better about themselves.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP described Primary BIT as one of 94 "life-changing" voluntary and community sector projects.
The additional funding will allow us to expand our delivery of Primary BIT into the new areas of Brent, Camden, Lewisham and Westminster from September 2015. It is estimated that a further 1,500 children will benefit from these lessons.
We are also excited to be able to continue working with the schools which have already completed the BIT programme. We will be offering two masterclasses which will allow professionals to enhance their skills around transition preparation (preparing pupils for transition from Year 6 to Year 7, where bullying may escalate as they move schools), and e-safety awareness (including cyber bullying and online privacy).
We are looking forward to working with more teaching professionals and children, and building upon the knowledge of our existing Primary BIT schools.