Cecil Jones Academy is passionate about providing a secure and happy environment and would like to reassure all students and parents that any bullying behaviours are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly. We are aware that bullying whether it is physical, verbal or online can have a negative impact on a students’ mental health and wellbeing, as well as their ability to learn.
It is with this in mind that we would like to introduce our great and ever-expanding team of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and Upstanders.
Our Ambassadors are led by Sixth form students who are proud to stand out in the crowd. These dedicated students are always visible around the Academy and are made noticeable by wearing a red tie and badge; they will report any negative behaviours to a member of staff immediately, in order to investigate further.
All of our Ambassadors have taken part in the Antibullying training delivered by the Diana Trust. Other students who are currently part of the Ambassador team are ‘Upstanders’ and will shortly complete the full training session with a member of the Diana Trust. Our Ambassadors are a very proud group of young people, so much so that they have recently applied to the Diana Trust to act as host school for the next round of Antibullying training in our local area, whereby we will have the capacity to invite students from other schools in our area.
Who is an Upstander?
An Upstander is someone who recognises when something is wrong and acts to make it right. When an upstander sees or hears about someone experiencing bullying behaviour they speak up and do their best to help protect and support the person. All Upstanders’ at Cecil Jones Academy have received training, facilitated by the Diana Trust and delivered by our Anti bullying lead from Year 13.
“Hello, I am the Lead for the Anti- Bullying Ambassadors at Cecil Jones Academy. Having this position is a huge advantage and privilege. It enables opportunities to help students in so many ways. All of our Ambassadors are a great asset to the school and this unites our school community in making Cecil Jones Academy a safe and stronger “
What is Bullying?
Bullying is the repetitive intentional hurting of one person or group to another, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological. It can happen face to face or online. Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies but everyone has seen it.
What Might Bullying look like?
Who can you speak to in school?
You can speak to any member of staff or the Antibullying Ambassador team who are always made visible by their bright red tie and badge.
Cecil Jones Academy is affiliated with the Diana Trust, antibullying campaign who works towards engaging young people, parents and teachers to change the attitudes and culture of bullying by building skills and confidence to address all aspects of bullying. Our Ambassadors are working hard this term to earn a badge to demonstrate their commitment to anti-bullying and will worn with pride. They will decide which badge they would like to work towards at their next meeting.
We are proud to announce that our Anti-bullying Ambassador team is growing rapidly.
If you wish to join this dedicated team of young people, please see a member of the Sixth form team or speak to a student with a red tie, who will be happy to point you in the right direction!
For more information about the Diana Trust as well as help and guidance, please see the links below.