In a Christ the King College Ofsted report, published in the Autumn of last year, bullying of students was a matter of concern to the inspectors.
However, over the last academic year, Diana Award trained Anti-Bullying Ambassadors at Christ the King College have worked hard to find solutions to bullying, online safety and wellbeing from the school students themselves.
Having received training on how to prevent and safely intervene with bullying, this group of young people have transformed their school’s culture into one that is positive and student-centred. The ambassadors have hosted regular events, trained staff and fellow students and put on special events, such as ‘World Diversity Day’ and ‘Choose Kindness’ Anti-Bullying Week.
Christ the King is now one of just a small number of schools nationwide to have been awarded the Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Bronze Level Accreditation.
Mrs. Nora Ward, Head of School, said: “I am incredibly honoured to announce this fantastic achievement for our college. The Diana Award is central to what we are about at Christ the King, in that it is student-centred and allows the children in our care to contribute positively to our community, engage in social action and reach their full potential and beyond. The students at Christ the King are doing amazing work to help keep their peers safe, happy and successful at school.”
The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme sees trainers working with students and other young people to change the attitude surrounding bullying. The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished.