SMSC in Learning For Life Form Assemblies

Assemblies are delivered as part of the Learning for Life curriculum. Students attend 2 assemblies per week. The first is a celebration assembly that looks at achievement in attendance, RSA points, house points and personal achievement. The second assembly is a reflective assembly based on a calendared theme. This is lead by SLT and Middle leaders and some outside groups. Each tutor group produces one assembly per year based upon one of the calendared themes.

Each assembly has a pause for reflection or prayer.

Spiritual Development in Learning For Life Form Assemblies

In our assemblies  spiritual development encourages in our students

 

1.     Self-awareness

2.     Reflection

3.     Reasoning

4.     A sense of enduring identity

5.     Good relationships

6.     Co-operation and empathy

7.     The formation of long term ideals

 

Experiencing awe and wonder

 

 

Examples of assemblies that inform students perspective on life include:

 

·         Looking after the Environment (Autumn term)

·         What books can do for you (Spring term)

·         What the past can tell us (Summer term)

 

 

Exploring the values and beliefs of others

 

Examples of assemblies that look in to the values and beliefs of others include:

 

·         Disabilities (Autumn term)

·         Peace and Harmony(Buddhism - Autumn term)

·         You only Live once (Hinduism – Autumn term)

·         Christmas (Autumn term)

·         Our place in the Universe (Sikhism – Spring term)

 

Understanding Human feelings and emotions

 

Examples of assemblies that look in to understanding the emotions of others include:

·         Disabilities (Autumn term)

·         Remembrance (Autumn term)

·         Forgiveness (Spring term)

·         Mothering Sunday (Spring term)

 

Using imagination and creativity in learning.

Examples of assemblies that look in to understanding the emotions of others include:

 

·         Form Assembly about looking after the environment (Autumn term)

·         Form assembly based on Humility (Autumn term)

·         Form assembly about being there for others (Spring term)

·         Form assembly on Forgiveness (Spring term)

 

Moral Development in Learning For Life Form Assemblies

Here our assemblies have a moral standpoint and they promote:

 

·         Acceptance of Academy systems, routines and standards

·         The acceptance that all adults in the Academy are there to ensure the highest standards are maintained.

·         Promoting the self-esteem of students

·         Encouraging everyone within the Academy  to behave in an acceptable way towards one another and understanding the idea of the consequence of their actions

 

Investigating moral values and ethical issues

Examples of assemblies that investigate moral values and ethical issues include:

 

·         National Anti-bullying week (autumn term)

·         Disabilities (Autumn term)

·         What we stand for (Spring term)

·         Values (Summer term)

·         Who do we trust Summer term)

Recognising right from wrong and applying it:

 

Examples of assemblies that investigate issues relating to right and wrong include:

·         It’s never too late for a brand new start (autumn term)

·         National anti0bullying week (autumn term)

·         It is up to you (Spring term)

·         Who do we trust (Summer term)

Understanding the consequences of their actions

 

Students enter all assemblies quietly and respectfully. They listen, take part, celebrate the successes of others, and comfortable in being applauded for their achievements. Visitor’s to assembly are warmly greeted and listened to.

Examples of assemblies that look in to understanding the consequences of their actions include:

 

·         Working together (autumn term)

·         National Anti-bullying week (autumn term)

·         Values (summer term)

·         Looking back (summer term)

·         Who do we trust (summer term)

 

Social Development in Learning For Life Form Assemblies

In promoting social development our assemblies support:

 

·         The develop skills such as co-operation, collaboration, responsibility, teamwork and showing initiative

·         The taking part in as many Academy based activities that are on offer via our Aim higher, Excel and Discovery initiatives.

·         The understanding of  the rights and responsibilities of all who come to work at RSA Academy, Arrow Vale

·         The recognition of  the need to live harmoniously in a multi-cultural society

·         Effective communication

·         Support  activities which benefit others  such as Children in Need, Age Concern and Redditch Nightstop (Homeless)

 

Developing personal qualities and social skills

Examples of assemblies that develop personal qualities and social skills include:

 

·         Its never too late for a brand new start (autumn term)

·         Thinking of others (autumn term)

·         Who do you think you are (Spring term)

·         Forgiveness (summer term)

·         Values (summer term)

·         Who helps when you cannot (summer term)

Participating cooperatively and resolving conflict

Examples of assemblies that look in to the values and beliefs of others include:

 

·         Working together (autumn term)

·         looking after the environment (autumn term)

·         anti-bullying week (autumn term)

·         how do we celebrate (autumn term)

·         forgiveness (spring term)

·         what can the past tell us (summer term)

Understanding how communities and societies function

Examples of assemblies that investigate issues relating to how communities and societies include:

 

·         House week on being part of a community (autumn term)

·         Thinking of others (autumn term)

·         House week – mental health (spring term)

What can the past tell us (spring term)

 

Cultural Development in Learning For Life Form Assemblies

 

RSA Academy, Arrow Vale promotes cultural development  in assemblies through:

 

·         Exposing children to a wealth of stimuli from their own culture and those of others.

·         Celebrating visits out of school and welcoming visitors to our school as guests to be treated with courtesy and respect.

·         Encouraging participation in and appreciation of the wealth of cultural traditions and the beliefs associated with these

·         Encouraging tolerance and appreciation of the beliefs, values and customs of different cultures.

Exploring, understanding and respecting diversity

 

Examples of assemblies that develop an understanding and respect of diversity include:

·         Peace and harmony (Buddhism – autumn term)

·         Disabilities (autumn term)

·         Our place in the universe(spring term)

·         House week on world religions (Spring term)

Participating in and responding to cultural activities

 

Examples of assemblies that allow student participation and response to cultural activities:

 

·         Form assembly on looking after the environment (autumn term)

·         What can books do for you (Spring term)

·         How do we celebrate (spring term)

 

Understanding and appreciating personal influences

 

Examples of assemblies that reflect an appreciation of personal influences include:

 

·         A bright future (Autumn term)

·         Happy new year (spring term)

·         Looking back (summer term)

·         House week  - all people are different (summer term)

 

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