Assemblies and Guidance

Each morning at Richmond School begins with a 20 minute session in tutor rooms. This provides an excellent opportunity for Tutors to prepare each student for the day ahead as well as for example discussing:

  • Attendance and punctuality issues
  • Rewards and Star Performers
  • Achievement
  • School expectations
  • Urgent notices relating to that day
  • Planner and equipment checks
  • Theme of the week (often related to assembly or something topical in the news)
  • Safety in and out of school.

Each year group also has an assembly each week. A high quality school assembly is one of the most important aspects of a school's curriculum. Its potential to nurture a positive school ethos that stresses care for the self, others and the pursuit of all forms of excellence should not be underestimated. It powerfully nurtures the development of intrapersonal intelligence.

In all phases of schooling, an assembly can make a positive contribution to student self-development and therefore be at the heart of raising achievement and standards. Assemblies are developed by planning to encourage pupils to reflect upon a set of universal values, such as love, peace, truth, co-operation and respect. These values act as the foundation not only for religious education (RE) but for the development of personal, social and health education (PSHCE), citizenship and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) aspects of the curriculum. In other words they underpin the school’s values and the whole of the curriculum.

Our assemblies are taken by staff in school and some of our external partners in the community. They cover a whole range of topics from local, national and international themes to charity work, personal safety, anti-bullying, RESPECT, British Values, Achievement and Rights and Responsibilities.

Date
Theme
Staff
                                      

                                              
September 2016
   
W/C 5th and 12th      
Behaviour/Attendance S Speakman   
19th
Democracy Week
Lead Learning Managers
 26th  Aspirations for the School Year Ahead/E-Safety     
D Clark
   World Poverty Charities
 



 October 2016
   
 3rd National Poetry Day
J Potter
10th
Seeing and Hearing/Black History Month
Lead Learning Managers
17th
Eradicate Poverty Week/Dyspraxia & Dyslexia Awareness    
C Wardle
31st
Diwali



November 2016


7th
Remembrance
Lead Learning Managers
14th
Anti-Bullying S Speakman
21st
E-Safety D Clark
28th
Children of the World
Lead Learning Managers



December 2016


5th
The Wider Community/International Volunteer Day/Abolition of Slavery     
J Potter
12th
Christmas and Aiming High
S Speakman



January 2017


2nd
The New Year
C Wardle
9th
Health and Well Being/World Religion Day
Lead Learning Managers
16th
Holocaust Remembrance next week
I Robertson
23rd
Chinese New Year
D Clark
30th
National Story Telling Week
Lead Learning Managers



February 2017


6th
RESPECT S Speakman
13th
The Commonwealth
J Potter
27th
No Smoking/World Book Day
Lead Learning Managers



March 2017


6th
International Woman's Week
C Wardle
13th
British Isle's and United Kingdom - What Do They Mean
I Robertson
20th
International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Lead Learning Managers
27th
Rights and Responsibilities
D Clark



April 2017


3rd
Democracy in the UK
S Speakman

Aiming High 4

24th
The Value of Literature and Reading
Lead Learning Managers



May 2017


1st
Anti-Bullying
J Potter
8th
Homophobic Bullying
C Wardle
15th
Cultural Diversity
Lead Learning Managers
22nd
Environment
I Robertson



June 2017


5th
Local History
D Clark
12th
World Refugee Day
Lead Learning Managers
19th
Ramadan S Speakman
26th
Success Despite Adversity
J Potter



July 2017


3rd
USA Independance Day
Lead Learning Managers
10th
World Population Day
C Wardle
17th
Looking Back and Moving Forward/Aiming High
I Robertson

British Values

Of the above Assembly/Guidance Themes:

  • 12 are Related to Democracy
  • 11 are Related to Rule of Law
  • 12 are Related to Individual Liberty
  • 11 are Related to Mutual Respect
  • 10 are Related to Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs