Earlier this year, we reported that our 6 Head Students were appointed as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors after training with national charity The Diana Award. The team have been hard at work in the past few months and as a result, Kingdown have been recognised with the Respect Award from The Diana Award organisation.

The award is given to schools who have worked to further develop respect across the school community. Specifically, the Respect award was given to Kingdown for the following projects which have taken place since the Head Students’ training:

  • Assemblies to different year groups on the importance of treating others equally
  • A term-long tutor programme on being voices of change and standing up for others.
  • The work of our Equalities Team, Student Wellbeing Action, Sixth Form Wellbeing Group and the LGBT+ Society
  • Our celebration of Black History Month
  • Our recognition of National Anti-Bullying Week which included workshops and special lessons, delivered by the Head Students.

Head Student Kasey said “We are incredibly pleased to have won the respect award; it shows as a school we are a warm and welcoming community, in which all students can feel happy and accepted.”

Well done to the Head Students and all students and staff of Kingdown School, for continuing to work together to make this a wonderful community to belong to!