Whole school assemblies are an integral part of Abbey School life. Coming together to collectively learn about the world, share experiences, and celebrate each other’s successes help us all to forge a community spirit, a sense of purpose and a feeling of pride.
Monday morning assembly sets the tone for the week, with themes centred on the social and emotional aspects of learning. Annual events such as Anti-Bullying Week or National Book Week and current affairs topics are all used to develop a greater understanding of the wider world. All assemblies include visual content to aid students’ engagement (see below).
On Fridays, separate assemblies are held for Year 7, Years 8&9 and Years 10&11, but all celebrate student successes and achievements during the week and enable us all to head for the weekend on a positive note. Among other things, ‘Together We Can’ Awards (based on our 8 mission statement themes), and house point totals for the week are shared to show we value the effort and attainment of our students.