Academy Assembly Programme

Assemblies are held weekly and lead by respective Heads of year, outside providers and students.

Assemblies may link into specific themed weeks or national events and those in the community. Assemblies also often link into recent events which have occurred and we regularly invite ex-students to raise aspirations.

Assemblies enrich the PSHE curriculum reinforcing British Values and setting high expectations for a cohesive community. Students are regularly praised during assemblies for attendance, achievement in order to promote and foster a team spirit to the year group.

A calendar of planned assemblies is available from Heads of Year.

Assembly topics at Shirebrook Academy (subject to change)

Month Suggested topics Details
January New Year’s resolutions 

 

 

Martin Luther King Day

Allowing students to reflect on what a new year can mean and how to make plans for the future through setting targets 

Looking at the life and history of Martin Luther King

 

February Valentines 

Pancake Day

 

Charles Dickens’s Birthday

 

Fair-trade fortnight

What is Valentines day – how it is celebrated 

The meaning

 

Who he was? Links to literacy and a celebration of his work

 

To delve into the now fashionable habit of buying Fair-trade produce and why it can actually benefit us as consumers as well as those who produce it for us

 

March World Book Day 

Sport Relief

 

Mother’s Day

 

No Smoking Day

 

April April Fool Consider what we can believe, what influences us etc… 
May Christian Aid Week 
June Time! Midsummer – longest day 

Father’s Day

 

Get students to consider how they use their time effectively
July The anniversary of the first man on the moon: 21 July 1969Teenage Cancer Trust

The Commonwealth

 

To celebrate and appreciate humanity’s ability to adapt, both scientifically and spiritually, to the things around. 

 

 

Based on the values of tolerance, respect and understanding.

September British Heart Foundation  Cover – Keep your Heart Healthy day
October Black History Month 

National Poetry Day

 

November Anti-Bullying 

Marie Curie’s Birthday

 

Bonfire Night

 

Remembrance Day

 

Children In Need

 

December World Aids Day 

Christmas

 

 

Other topics which are recommended ideas for assemblies:

  • Belonging to a community
  • Care – thinking of other people in the community
  • Coping with stress / worry
  • Dealing with Bullies
  • Drugs
  • Disability (sport and in the community)
  • Diversity
  • Election
  • Family
  • Forgiveness
  • Friendship
  • Groups and communities
  • Grandparents
  • Heathly eating / living
  • Human Rights
  • Homophobia
  • International days…
  • Justice
  • Litter
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Peer Pressure
  • Personal Safety
  • Anti-Bullying (always good to cover in addition to anti-bullying week)
  • E-safety (good to reinforce in addition to e-safety and anti-bullying week)
  • Respect
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Saying what you mean
  • Shakespeare’s Birthday
  • Shirebrook’s Got Talent
  • Tolerance
  • Travel
  • Walking to school and being healthy
  • Winning and losing
  • Work Experience
  • Career Planning
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