Schools: Bad Behaviour — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:54 pm on 25th March 2014.

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Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education 2:54 pm, 25th March 2014

The noble Baroness is quite right: we have indeed funded BeatBullying, the Diana Award, Kidscape and the National Children’s Bureau to deliver training for schools to prevent and tackle all types of bullying based on prejudice and intolerance. Tackling all types of bullying is one of our top priorities. Each of the projects will be evaluated to measure the impact of the training on reducing bullying overall. Due to the relatively small numbers involved, it is unlikely that these evaluations will measure the impact on specific groups of children but we believe that the programme should, for instance, have a significant impact on reducing any bullying of Gypsy, Roma or Traveller children.