Primary Bullying Intervention Training (BIT)
Primary BIT is a project which provides support and early intervention anti-bullying training to primary school professionals and children in years 4 & 5. From 2013-16 it was funded by the DfE, but sadly that funding has come to an end. However, we are able to offer the project on a bespoke basis to schools (more information below).
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 the training handbooks, lesson plans and materials for the children.
I'm interested, what happens next?
The DfE funding for BIT has sadly come to an end and we are looking into other opportunities for accessing funding.
We are, however, able to offer the project on a bespoke basis to schools who wish to purchase the programme. The package cost is £2,250 (plus VAT). Working with 90 pupils, this translates as £25 per head. This covers initial training for the staff involved in delivery, the materials and session plans and support throughout the programme.
We would be delighted to work with you if this was something of interest. To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org