Aspire to Believe CIC




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Whole School Approach:

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 bullying and what is expected to be within the policy. Consideration should be given as to how to involve parents, carers and Lunchtime Supervisors

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. 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




Training - All Staff and Governors

Anti-Bullying Training

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

Anti-bullying Awareness & 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.

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.

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.


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




Training for Buddies, Peer Mentors and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

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

         · Confidentiality

Certificates will be given to each pupil on completion.

Anti-Bullying Ambassador training

A very successful scheme that schools are buying into. This is peer led and has been found to drastically reduce bullying in schools and to raise awareness around bullying

  • The ambassador scheme needs to be part of school life, the work needs to be ongoing to enable it to make a difference.
  • The ambassadors 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.

Pupils take minutes of all their meeting's; successful ambassadors are recognised throughout school and are used heavily by leadership.

Certificates will be given to each pupil on completion.


Pupil Support around Bullying & Friendships

One to One

This can include complex bullying cases, friendship issues and fall outs

Early intervention is the key.

The work with pupils is a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks. New skills and useful strategies are introduced to give the individual help to work towards overcoming their problems.

  • Pupils explore 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.

Group Work

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.


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


Emotional Health & Well-Being Support

Feelings & Emotions

This can include work around anxiety, stress, feeling sad, irritable, lack of motivation or concentration, self-harm, self-image etc

Support is given to pupils for a minimum of 6 - 8 weeks. Meetings are 1:1 and focus on how to support the individual with their emotional health.

Emotional Health also deals with well-being, living a meaningful and fulfilling life and being able to reach your potential. Many people experience poor emotional health at some point in their life, however, how it can affect a person's life is very personal.

Aspire to Believe, believes in providing support and care that is tailored and responsive to the individuals needs. All work undertaken in the 1:1 session's will look at supporting the young person to become more resilient and recognise how to help themselves overcome some of the issues they maybe experiencing.


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


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 need to 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



Private 1:1 Support


Support is available for young people within their home.

Sessions are for 1 hour and are delivered for a minimum of 6 weeks.

Parents will meet with Consultant before work begins.

Help is given round:

  •  Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Bullying
  • Friendships
  • Self Esteem