At Beaufort, we meet together each day for reflection and celebration.
Children are invited to participate, but are expected to be quiet, still and respectful at times of reflection during the assemblies.
Our assemblies currently follow the following format:
The whole school meets together for a VALUES based assembly. Each term, we will focus on one of the school values chosen by our stakeholders. These are Honesty, Respect, Creativity, Community, Responsibility, Courtesy, Integrity, Compassion, Charity and Kindness. This will include the presentation of ‘Honour Book’ certificates. The Honour Book is a special book kept by the Headteacher, in which she will write down anybody who has demonstrated extra special work, effort or behaviour. These children share their accomplishments with the school and are awarded a certificate in the assembly.
On Tuesdays, the Key Stage classes come together for our Celebrations assembly. These assemblies are to share and celebrate the achievements of children throughout the whole school. This is the time in which Reading and Mathematics certificates, linked to our home learning, are awarded.
On Wednesdays we invite visitors to take our assembly. At the moment, we have the team from St Andrews Church leading their “Open the Book” assemblies. These take a look at stories from the Bible and include songs and worship for those who wish to participate.
On Thursdays we meet in our Key Stages and our assemblies are led by a variety of the staff. These might also be values based, but are more age specific. We might also cover topics suggested by Unicef. These assemblies generally have an element of ‘singing together’, usually for a purpose. These are the times that we sing songs for Autumn, Harvest, Christmas, Spring, Easter and for any productions we are putting on. The children at Beaufort are showing increasing enjoyment and ability in singing and make us very proud with their performances!
On Fridays, our classes take turns to share with us what they have been thinking or learning about in a class led assembly. Parents are invited to join us for these assemblies, which take place from 9.00am.