Primary Bullying Intervention Training (BIT)
Primary BIT is a programme which provides support and early intervention anti-bullying training to primary school professionals and children in years 4, 5 and 6.
The programme provides specialist training, resources and practical support to prevent and address issues surrounding bullying in schools, as well as supporting each school's existing anti-bullying infrastructure. Since 2013, over 250 primary schools and 20,000 children have received Primary BIT.
"The BIT project helped to focus the school, ensuring that the work we have done ties together and the children have a firm overall view of what constitutes bullying. BIT has empowered teachers to tackle bullying head on." Sarah Mather, Head teacher at Woodberry Down Community Primary School, Hackney
How will Primary BIT benefit my school?
The professionals will gain skills and confidence in identifying school bullying behaviour and effectively delivering preventative and remedial strategies.
The children will gain increased confidence, resilience and self-esteem and be equipped with conflict resolution skills, leading to improved attendance behaviour and attainment.
The school will be provided with support in mainstreaming bullying prevention strategies, knowledge and best practice. The training will provide excellent outcome-based evidence for meeting Ofsted inspection criteria relating to preventing and responding to bullying.
The Primary BIT project has been recognised by Ofsted. The programme includes a training handbook, supporting resources and 30 pupil workbooks (more of which can be purchased if required).
I'm interested, what happens next?
The BIT programme consists of 3 stages:
- Stage 1 - training for staff
- Stage 2 - training for pupils
- Stage 3 - anti-bullying consultation or a parent workshop
Depending on your needs and budget we can deliver the 3 stages of the programme over as little as 2 days or across a term. Do note however that we expect Stage 2 to be shadowed by the staff member leading on the BIT programme in your school and that they will be able to extend and reinforce the learning covered in the lessons and deliver the lessons to other pupils as required.
To find out more about how the programme can work in your school and the costs involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org