Assemblies are a key part in developing our whole school community.
Whilst DJS is not a church school, in line with national guidance, our whole school assemblies are ‘broadly Christian in nature’. We relate these to the school value of the month; a key event or anniversary happening in the world, or a key date for a particular religion. They usually end in a quiet reflection, while a poem or prayer is said.
Our weekly class PRIDE assembly will recognise individual children with certificates for demonstrating our values. We also hold singing and themed assemblies and share any other achievements e.g. swimming, dance and other awards gained outside of school.
Once or twice a half-term, the Vicar from the local church in Denmead – All Saints Church, holds an assembly for a year group, looking at Christian aspects of the school’s value or learning skill of the month. For other classes, in-class reflections are held by the class teacher.