How well do you deal with bullying?
Bullying still worries too many children and young people, causing havoc with their emotions and interfering in their learning. What's more it is always changing and taking new forms.
Whether you are starting out or fairly expert, BIG Award offers resources, advice, training and support to schools, FE Colleges and children's services.
Work at a pace that suits your school, then submit your online portfolio of evidence to be assessed for the award.
What does an award bring?
Join today and get started on a journey towards excellence. Why not learn from other award winning schools and experienced experts?
Your organisation will be rewarded for its achievements.
Pupils will thrive
Staff time spent on conflict will reduce
The ethos of your school or service will be positive
We know this because we survey pupils' views!
About our membership scheme
ABOUT THE AWARD
HOW TO APPLY
Questions to consider
- Is your approach effective? How do you know? Members use our free online survey tools to find out.
- Are you aware of recent changes in DfE advice? Members receive regular updates.
- Are you out of ideas? Members can access our pages of resources
- Have a question about your practice? Members can call on us.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
The BIG Toolbox
Members' shortcut to our online tools
We offer bespoke training in addition to our 'BIG Award Whole School Approach' training.
A wide range of training sessions is now underway, including Girl Bullying, Anti-Bullying Roadshows, Cyberbullying and e-safety and more.
NEW! We are proud to offer a new level 4 certificate in Anti-Bullying mentoring of children and young people.
Please contact us
'Great ideas to take back to my school, thank you'
'Brilliant session, loved it!'
PARENTS - please try our Help pages and pages for parents, or talk to other parents on Mumsnet
BIG Award is delighted to be working alongside the charity Changing Faces in our common goal to reduce bullying due to appearance. This specialist charity provides children who look different with extra support to grow their confidence, and provides teachers with advice and resources to help everyone to think about difference in ways that are positive for all.'
Use of this website and membership of BIG are subject to our terms and conditions.
The Bullying Intervention Group (BIG) is a Social Enterprise set up to adminster the Bullying Intervention Group Award. Registered Company no 7553073.
Artwork by Beneast Training Centre, Blackpool: Kristina Jackson, Chantal Gibbs, Amy Chadwick, Laura Wood, Megan Croft, Sophie Ludlam, Hannah Curran and Laura Gile and tutors, Jessica Maison and Dorothy Whitworth
Bullying in the Workplace
BIG has now launched an award for the workplace www.bigawardatwork.co.uk
Interview with Val McFarlane for Star Radio More
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We do not share information or members' contact details with any other party. Any data, survey results or information of any kind will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. If a school/organisation agrees to allow us to share their good practice or quote from their material this may appear on our website with their prior agreement and will be fully credited
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WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE
For advice if someone is being bullied.
Wicklewood School's Bully Busters with their BIG Award.
Head Sheila Greenacre left, and teacher Caroline Jell.
Picture: Denise Bradley Eastern Daily Press. More
Our Annual Conference
Val McFarlane gives the BIG Award certificate to Gemma Orchard of Parkside Academy, Durham.
Matthew Burton receives the BIG Award for Thornhill Community School from Val McFarlan and Vicki Cheetham
Mr Burton of Thornhill Community College with Peer Supporters from Headlands School & Community Science College at the BIG Award annual conference
Our New BLOG
with Adventures of an Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator
Pupils' views about school strategies
Secondary Pupils' Views Report
What members say about our service
Meet some award winning members
The Grove School Peer Supporters
The Welsh Karate Collective
Cornfield School receives the award
Stockport Academy receives their BIG Award
Award winning Sherry Iqbal leads a team at Middlesbrough College
St Aidan's Catholic College Buddies
See the full list of award winners
Meet our associates:
'ChildLine fully supports BIG Award' More
BIG works with Salford Council
'Keeping children safe is a key priority for Salford and that is why we have found the support from BIG so invaluable'. More
BIG works with Middlesbrough
'The BIG Award is an excellent comprehensive process to engage the whole school population in Anti Bullying. More
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