This primary assembly tells the story of Rama and Sita, and gives information on the festival of Diwali

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Former headteacher Jane Golightly discusses how to be a successful leader by detailing what she thinks are important school leadership skills – including being resilient and flexible

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In this assembly Brian Radcliffe invites students to consider recent news stories about anti-social behaviour and the consequences

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Dai Durbridge considers the current position of the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the effect the new powers will have on teachers and schools

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This assembly looks at genealogy, with a focus on the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his family tree

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Encourage your students to make somebody smile today with this secondary SEAL assembly

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A primary assembly about swimming

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When carrying out your school’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) policy, is it vital that you follow up and act upon your findings in order to make the process effective, says Jane Golightly

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This secondary assembly looks at advertising and the powers it has over the public, particulary in terms of alcoholic drinks advertised through sports branding

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Dai Durbridge considers the current management of allegations against staff and some possible changes on the horizon, with reference to the ISA and enhanced CRB checks

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This assembly looks at the inventions and technological advances that have changed our world, as well as inviting children to suggest what inventions they can predict that might change the future

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In this assembly, Brian Radcliffe invites students to consider why some people who believe they have a a cause to promote are tempted into terrorist activity

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This assembly explores responsibility and road safety, in the context of children walking to school

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Jane Golightly, author of Primary Leadership Focus, welcomes those in primary school leadership to a new school year and gives ‘back to basics’ advice on school policy

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This assembly explores our views about the relationship, or possible conflicts between, justice and compassion. It responds to the issues raised by the release of the Lockerbie bomber by the Scottish Government

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The Audit Commission’s report Valuable Lessons questions whether taxpayers are getting value for money from the education system. The Commission has also issued guidance on how schools can improve economy and efficiency while still optimising outcomes for children. Gill O’Donnell looks at the recommendations

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This assembly looks at the feelings of children and teachers as they start the new school year

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Sarah Houston looks at proposed changes to the equalities law in terms of it’s affect on employment within the education sector

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Teaching languages in primary school will become compulsory in 2010. So what support and resources are available to teachers dealing with primary modern foreign languages?

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Primary Assemblies for the Global Dimension provides 40 primary school assemblies to add value to your school curriculum by bringing in the added aspect of global dimension

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Following the death of Michael Jackson, this secondary assembly considers his life and focuses on his song Man In The Mirror. It asks how we can ’make a change’ from selfishness to loving concern

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There are many occasions when speedy school-home contact is important. Gerald Haigh looks at the software available to help schools make effective links with parents

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David White shares his school improvement partner (SIP) experiences from both sides, concerning the school improvement partner’s role and a hidden agenda at work within schools

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What can schools learn from the Baby P case? Jenni Whitehead examines the report on Haringey children’s services and gives advice on how to prepare for unannounced inspections

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Roger Smith considers the important role that parents play in supporting their children and asks what more schools can do to support them

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This primary SEAL assembly, written by Gerald Haigh, discusses the first landing on the Moon and compares the new beginning for mankind to pupils’ new beginnings next school year

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In this assembly for secondary schools, Brian Radcliffe invites students to learn the history of the Ashes cricket series and to consider what makes people patriotic

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Susie Roome discusses your responsibilities and obligations towards disabled pupils, and how recent case law may assist in successfully defending these challenges

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This assembly looks at the work of the gondoliers, the magical city of Venice, and the excitement of travelling somewhere new that a holiday can bring

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Dai Durbridge discusses ContactPoint, the database recording all detail of children in England, and its impact on education and chid protection

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This assembly tells the story of the last British Wimbledon Singles Champion, and celebrates some of the changes that have happened to our country since her victory

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This assembly explores our views about those who are different to us and the extent to which we welcome them into our lives and the community

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As we approach the end of one academic year and prepare for the next, Jane Golightly suggests eight jobs that primary leaders should do before school closes, so that September gets off to a flying start

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This secondary assembly considers peer pressure and designer clothing

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Where do schools stand legally on teachers airing their political views in the classroom? Michael Segal explores this sensitive issue

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This primary assembly looks at the work of the meteorological office and the people who are involved with forecasting the weather as part of their career

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Leadership and leadership skills — this secondary assembly looks at what qualities are important in a leader

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How will Lord Laming’s 2009 report impact upon a schoo’s information sharing duties and resulting policy? Dai Durbridge discussesses correct information sharing and its role in good child protection practice

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The primary assembly by Gerald Haigh discusses old age, using Henry Allingham as an example – currently the oldest man in Britain

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This secondary SEAL assembly explores the concepts of bravery and courage

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This primary assembly celebrates schools’ all-weather heroes and heroines – school crossing patrol wardens

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What five things should you never say in a school setting? Former headteacher Jane Golightly discusses five comments that she advises senior leadership to steer clear of in order to maintain positive school leadership

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National identity and personal identity are the themes of this secondary assembly, using the 2009 European elections as loose theme

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Dai Durbridge reviews the new admissions codes and appeals procedure and considers whether the balance of power has shifted in favour of admissions authorities

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This primary assembly by Gerald Haigh looks sensitively at child trafficking, using the example of a charity that helps circus children in Nepal

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What difference has your school made this year and how can you prepare for the next? Jane Golightly, school leadership and school improvement expert, discusses hot leadership topics for consideration at the end of the year

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This secondary assembly encourages students to consider the benefits of slowing down, in terms of greater enjoyment and health, referencing the principles behind the Slow Down London festival.

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This Primary assembly focuses on acts of charity and people who use their wealth for good causes, using Brian Burnie and Elizabeth Fry as examples

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This PSHE assembly for secondary students broaches the idea of social responsibility, sensitively considering the case of Baby P as an example

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Is consent needed to take photographs ior videos of students in schools? Simon White looks at this sensitive and contentious issue

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