Does your school or service have an interest in dealing with bullying?
Who is eligible?
Whether you are at the start of your journey or fairly expert, BIG Award offers resources, advice, training and updates to help schools, FE Colleges and services for children. Work towards excellent practice and gain recognition for your achievement.
What does an award bring?
A recognisable award shows that schools and services take bullying and inclusion seriously. When your school or service achieves the BIG AWARD you will be able to:-
• Show you are working to an externally agreed standard
• Employ consistent and updated good practice
• Actively include children and young people
• Work to ensure that every child can fulfil their potential and enjoy community activities, without fear of being bullied
Your organisation will be rewarded for its achievements.
Parents will have confidence in the way bullying is dealt with, leading to fewer complaints and less risk of legal action. This programme helps schools and services comply with the Equality Act 2010. External validation of your practice can pinpoint ways to make it even better. Why not learn from other award winning schools?
Sign up and learn new approaches!
Our membership scheme offers:
- Is your approach effective? How do you know? Members use our 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 approach training
Please contact us
'Great ideas to take back to my school, thank you'
'Brilliant session, loved it!'
Evaluations of recent training days: Salford March 2012
PARENTS - please try our Help pages and pages for parents, or talk to other parents on Mumsnet
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.
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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
Bullying in the Workplace
BIG has now launched an award for the workplace, due to demand. www.bigawardatwork.co.uk
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What members say about our service
"An incredible resource in the fight against bullying- every school should use this service. The level of help in improving our school's anti bullying policy was superb and led to a great ofsted report as well as an award winning anti bullying initiative. Highly recommended."
Paul Roddy, Head of Year 9, Venerable Bede School, Sunderland
'With the excellent resources and support available through B.I.G, we were over the moon to be the first Primary School in County Durham to achieve the award. It is wonderful to have the fantastic work carried out throughout school, by adults and children alike, recognised. The resources available ensure that our policies and strategies are relevant and up to date.' More
Rachel Crowe. The Grove Primary School
“Applying for the BIG Award gave us a very useful framework to assess all our anti-bullying work and focus on key areas which needed further development.' More
Hugh Conway, Assistant Head Teacher, Wellfield Community College
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'Keeping children safe is a key priority for Salford and that is why we have found the support from BIG so invaluable'. More
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'The BIG Award is an excellent comprehensive process to engage the whole school population in Anti Bullying. More