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Hugh Baird College makes a BIG impact on students’ lives


Students and staff from Hugh Baird College have been celebrating recently after receiving a prestigious national anti-bullying award.

The national award scheme to recognise excellence in bullying intervention. The group helps all types of organisations and shares the latest in research, best practice, news updates, training and resources with members.

The Bully Intervention Group award (BIG Award) was awarded for the solid support systems and intervention policies that Hugh Baird College has in place for all its students and staff. The assessor commented that the College demonstrated consistent and embedded good practice and tailored bullying intervention solutions to suit the different needs of each student.

Janine Hopewell, Hugh Baird College Retention and Progression Coordinator, said:

Hugh Baird College takes bullying very seriously and we are delighted to have been awarded the BIG Award. Many of our students and their parents complement us on the support systems we have in place at the College. We consider our wrap around support to be a unique selling point for the college that goes over and above for the benefit of our students’ experience while here at Hugh Baird College.

A Hugh Baird College student, said:

When someone called me names because I’m a girl and I like girls, I felt so low and like there was something wrong with me. I found the courage to go and talk to the Student Services team and it was the best thing I did. They instantly had my back and helped me learn that it was the bullies’ problem and not mine, they told me that nobody should ever make me feel bad about being me – they really helped a lot.

For more information on the student support services at Hugh Baird College, please visit: www.hughbaird.ac.uk/student-support or alternatively call 0151 353 4444.

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