Aspire to Believe CIC




Below are just some of the services we offer. Some schools, colleges/acKate Hillyard - Anti Bullying & Behaviour Consultantademies request a specific programme for their establishment. This is available on request.

Full details are below these quick links:

Some schools buy a bulk of hours - for example:

Anti-Bullying & Behaviour Support with pupils over 30 weeks, 1 day per week.

Please contact us for more details

 Whole School Approach:

Anti-Bullying Alliance
 As an associate member we will ensure you will have all current information to the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This will include anti-bullying week resources.

 Policy Writing

Support and Guidance is given to senior leadership teams, Governors, staff and pupils on how to write a strong policy covering all areas of behaviour and bullying and what is expected to be within the policy. Consideration should be given as to how to involve parents, carers and Lunchtime Supervisors


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Training - All Staff and Governors

Anti-Bullying Training

  • Headteachers
  • Middle Leaders
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Governors


Anti - Bullying Awareness and Strategy training

  • Be able to identify different types of bullying
  • Know why bullying happens
  • To be aware of Signs and symptom's
  • Identify likely hot spots
  • Gain new strategies to embed anti-bullying awareness in your school
  • Strategies to enable your school to be an emotional healthy school.

Communicating with FS

  • For staff to learn new strategies for dealing with friendships, bullying & behaviour issues in FS. To work around the FS profile looking at:
  • Emotional Health & Well Being
  • The key to why different behaviours are happening
  • Managing Different Behaviours

Behaviour Management

  • For staff to explore current strategies and to become aware of new strategies. To work around:
  • Emotional Health & Well Being
  • The key to why different behaviours are happening
  • Introducing new strategies

Specific Training around different types of bullying

Bullying of Children with Special Educational Needs, including Disablist Bullying - Introducing the specific area of the bullying of children and young people who have special educational needs

Cyberbullying Awareness/Internet Safety and Sexting - To raise awareness of the many different types of technology used in cyberbullying. How to respond, prevent and be aware of terms and different technologies that children and young people use on a daily basis.

Detecting and Investigating Bullying - Introducing strategies that will enable children and young people to report bullying incidents in a safe environment, to identify different types of bullying and reasons to why bullying happens, raising awareness and investigating likely hotspots, interviewing victims, bullies and bystanders and recording incidents.

Developing the Anti-Bullying Policy - What schools/agencies understand bullying to be, actions to be taken when a bullying incident comes to light, why it is important to deal with bullying, why we need to consult, looking at the structure and content of the policy, steps that will be taken to enforce the policy as well as expectations on all staff working in the school/agency.

Girls Bullying - How to respond to girls who bully each other. This training will raise awareness of why girls bully, what to look out for and how to use specific group work to raise awareness around their behaviour.

Involving Parents in Bullying Awareness - To raise awareness of bullying and how to involve parents. Support and training is also given to parents and carers who need guidance on how to deal with any bullying that effects their child.

Sexual Bullying - Any bullying behaviour, whether physical or non-physical, that is based on a person's   sexuality or gender. It is when sexuality is used as a weapon by boys or by girls. It can be carried out to a person's face, behind their back or by use of technology.

HBT (Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic) Bullying - To help schools/agencies challenge and respond to homophobia in the context of developing an inclusive, safer and more successful environment for all.

Race and Faith Bullying - Awareness around different Race and Religion, highlighting strategies for discrimination, harassment and victimisation within the school environment. 

Bullying in the Community - Clarification on the role and responsibilities of schools and agencies as well as directing parents to sources of help, guidance and support if their child is bullied in the community.

Preventing Bullying - Different strategies in dealing with preventing bullying which include establishing clear rules and procedures and encouraging creative and constructive activities.

Responding to Bullying - Introducing coping mechanisms for the victim, bully and bystander. Look at different approaches to dealing with bullying incidents. 

Anti-Bullying and what Ofsted are looking for - Explaining what bullying is, what you can do in your school to reduce bullying looking at specific areas and questions Ofsted will ask.

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 Training for Lunchtime Supervisors

Lunchtime Supervisor Training
Aims of the session are to raise awareness about the nature and causes of bullying, reasons behind behaviour, knowing your school policies, being emotionally healthy and dealing with behaviour/bullying in the appropriate manner
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 Training for Buddies and Peer Mentors

Buddy and Peer support training
In-depth 6 week training programme for young people giving them the skills to do deal with friendship issues and bullying. Training will cover the following areas
  • Listening skills
  • Communication skills
  • Emotions
  • Cooperation
  • Team building
  • Assumptions
  • Prejudice
  • Confidentiality

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Pupil Support

Ambassador training
A very successful scheme that more and more schools are now buying into. This is peer led and has been found to drastically reduce bullying in schools and to raise awareness around bullying
  • The work is ongoing and support is given weekly for 30 - 60 minutes. Set up time and training is 10 weeks then minimum (1 hour per month) contact to allow training & support.
  • The group of young people (two from each year group) work both strategically and operationally both in the school and the community, from writing the anti-bullying policy, surveying pupils, staff and parents, supporting vulnerable pupils both victims and perpetrators, making decisions on all anti-bullying work and strategies, working with Leadership, Governing Body and Primary Feeder Schools.
  • A staff member to be identified will also be trained to support the group when the Consultant is not in school.
  • Pupils take minutes of all their meetings, successful ambassadors are recognised throughout school and are used heavily by Leadership.
  • Pupils and nominated staff will be able to access annually training through the Diana Award.
  • Annual nominations for the Diana Award will be sent in by the consultant

One to One (including complex cases), Group and Friendship work Early intervention is the key and often staff do not always have the time or skills to deal with specific types of bullying. Increasingly girls bullying and cyber bullying continues to cause problems in schools.
  • The work with pupils often takes 6 to 8 weeks and new skills and useful strategies are introduced for both the victims and perpetrators.
  • Pupils explore the friendship issues, discuss and introduce coping strategies or solutions in improving their friendships.
  • Pupils become aware of empathy, judgements, how to communicate effectively, how to support others, how to maintain friendships etc.

Self Esteem & Confidence Building

Self-esteem has long been recognised as an important factor in how young people live their lives and relate to others. A positive self-image can lead to effective social skills, healthy relationships and greater confidence and motivation to tackle the challenges of life. The sessions would look at:

  • Learning to value yourself
  • Self-awareness
  • Becoming more resilient
  • Exploring feelings
  • How others view them
  • Building confidence

 Girls Talk!!!
Working with groups of girls no more than 10, looking at what has gone wrong in their friendship and how they can start to work together in overcoming their confidence, self esteem, friendship issues and looking at skills that they can help each other and their peers with.
Cyberbullying Awareness for pupils

Cyberbullying Awareness - To raise awareness of the many different types of technology used in cyberbullying. To look at:

  • What is cyberbullying?
  • How to protect yourself online
  • How to report cyberbullying
  • Cyberbullying and the law

Session to be delivered to a class or year group
Make a difference workshop A whole school approach to raise awareness to pupils, staff, parents/carers and support staff around the issues of bullying.
  • What is bullying and the different types
  • What is bullying and what is not bullying
  • How we can help reduce bullying in our school
  • Ideas to help pupils and their parents

Anti-Bullying Workshops and Assemblies To deliver specific assemblies or workshops around bullying or behaviour. Schools/Colleges and Academies to decide what is most appropriate or of greatest need and a workshop or assembly will be specifically written for your pupils
Support in the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors The Diana Award has an exciting peer-led initiative called the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme. Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are the public face of anti-bullying work happening in schools and communities across the UK. An Ambassador is a young person who wants to be part of a UK wide network that is putting a stop to bullying.

Support will be given to schools/colleges and academies who have signed up to the ambassadors programme in introducing robust strategies that can be implemented within their establishment
Support in achieving the BIG Award
(Bullying Intervention Group)
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
  • Support will be given to schools in identifying a robust action plan and introducing new strategies to the establishment
School Council

School Council should play an active role in anti-bullying awareness. Bullying should feature as a standing agenda item.

A termly meeting would look at the following areas:
  • What is bullying?
  • What are the different types of bullying?
  • What does your school do to tackle bullying?
  • What could the school council introduce to help have a bully free zone
  • How should the school council help with bullying
  • Awareness of Anti-Bullying Policies and reviewing
  • School council input into Anti-Bullying Week (Autumn Term)
 Transition A child's transition from primary school to secondary is an exhilarating yet also frightening and frustrating time for a typical child, so primary schools should recognise that some children may need extra support during this transition.

Therefore support will be given around:
  • Taking a child or children to visit the new school
  • Discussing how to make new friends
  • Helping the child or children get used to a varied schedule
  • Staying available to assist the child or children with homework concerns and projects
  • Encouraging the child to join clubs and teams
  • Supporting the child or children for a period of time after transition
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Parent Support

 Mediation with Schools and Parents
  • Support to be given for parents to communicate effectively with Headteachers/Staff.
  • Mediation is to be offered when relationships have broken down, parents are nervous in attending meetings or they feel lack of understanding or knowledge in the subject area.
  •  Anti-Bullying Awareness
    For Parents to:
    • Be able to identify different types of bullying
    • Know why bullying happens
    • To be aware of signs and symptom's
    • How to deal with bullying
    • How to work with school
     Helping Parents and their child to succeed
    For support to be given to parents in looking at emotional health and well-being with their child. To include strategies around:
    • Behaviour
    • Empathy
    • Motivation
    • Self-Awareness
    • Communication
    • Managing Feelings
    • Social Skills

    Schools wishing to help parents with parenting skills - open to a large audience and access to 3 staff including previous SEAL Behaviour Consultant for Redcar & Cleveland.

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     Emotional Health and well being

     Measuring pupil, class and whole school well being
    To enable early intervention the measuring impact of  
    well-being tool kit enables staff to look at each pupil, their class and the school.
    • The tool is to be used annually on each pupil allowing staff to be alerted to changes in the pupil's well-being.
    • By monitoring pupil, class and whole school strategies and training can be introduced to enhance areas that need more work.  
    • This work is carried out in individual schools.
     Evaluating impact of well being training
    Self-awareness - exploring and introducing strategies on how children know and accept what they feeling and can label their feelings. Identify their strengths and weaknesses, feel positive about themselves and are able to reflect on their actions.

    Managing Feelings - exploring and introducing strategies on how children can express their emotions and how feelings can have a significant impact for them. Have a range of strategies for managing impulses and strong emotions.

    Motivation - exploring and introducing strategies on how children can become more resilient, change their behaviour and take responsibility for their lives.

    Empathy - exploring and introducing strategies on how children can work out how people are feeling through words, body language tone and gestures, can see the world from other people's emotions and points of view. Are able to show respect, care and consideration to others from different backgrounds.

    Social Skills - exploring and introducing strategies on how children can work and learn well in groups, cooperating with others. Can achieve an appropriate level of independence from others and can give and receive feedback.
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