Assembly is an important part of the school week, where we meet together as a whole school community. It is a time when we look closely at the Schools Values and share and celebrate the achievements of members from our school community. Assemblies are non-denominational and are of a broadly Christian nature, although we also give consideration to the multicultural society in which we live and recognise other faiths, particularly around times of celebrations and festivals.
Our assemblies usually follow the format of:
Monday – School Values Assembly. Linked to that terms value, each member of staff will lead an assembly reflecting the value and how we as a school community can embrace it in our daily lives. Once a term, Reverend Steve Lillicrap will lead the Value Assembly.
Tuesday/ Thursday – Class Assembly. Individual classes spend reflective time with each other. Stories or discussions happen that are linked to our school values.
Wednesday – Singing Assembly. Mrs Dale leads Singing Assembly, teaching songs with meanings to discuss, which often are linked to festivals and celebrations throughout the year (e.g. Harvest, Christmas).
Friday – Celebration Assembly. This assembly celebrates the achievements that have taken place over the course of the week. Two children per class are nominated by their Teacher for the Head teachers Certificate; any School achievements are recognised such as sporting or music events; Individual achievements are acknowledged from Karate gradings and sporting milestones through to musical instrument gradings. Class attendance is rewarded, with the highest percentage class receiving Attendance Ted for the Week. Birthdays are recognised here, including staff members!!
Class Assemblies – These take place a few times over the year and are a chance for parents to come in and share our learning.