At Greengate Junior School, we have a broadly Christian ethos, with a strongly embedded understanding of belonging to, and functioning in a community. Whole school assemblies are led by the head teacher or deputy head teacher and take the form of discussion and activity around a PHSE/SMSC issue relevant to the school community at that time. Whole school assemblies are also a vehicle for our strong ‘singing’ ethos at Greengate Juniors, and children participate on a weekly basis, in community singing either with a theme (Harvest, Christmas etc) or using songs from the SINGUP children’s website.
Each class produces a Friday Assembly, where children get to perform in front of our community audience, on a theme chosen by them. Every class has the opportunity for this twice or three times per year.
PSHE/SMSC are strongly embedded throughout all lessons and activities at Greengate Junior school, and extra lessons for children on specific issues are planned as need arises ( see our SMSC policy document).