Collective Worship

Assemblies at Clifford Bridge

Due to the current climate, we are unable to hold our usual whole school assemblies. We feel that this time is so valuable and therefore have made adaptations to ensure we can still get together as a school, even if we can’t all be in the same room! On a Monday, our classes log on to Microsoft Teams for a whole school assembly led by Mrs Morgan, the Headteacher. Later in the week, we also have virtual phase assemblies, led by KS1 and KS2 Phase Leaders. Each week we focus on a particular theme which may be linked to global or national issues, promoting British Values, religious events or topics which link to our chosen studies. We try to make our assemblies as interactive as we can and our children sometimes lead part of the assemblies themselves. As part of our assembly time, we celebrate children who have received gold raffle tickets for exemplary work or behaviour.

We are constantly looking at how we can make school as ‘normal’ as possible during these strange times, and family assemblies have always been an important part of life at Clifford Bridge. We have therefore taken to recording these child-led assemblies so that everyone can hear about all the wonderful learning they have been doing in class. These are then shared with the rest of the school and parents/carers.

Every Friday morning, we have a special celebration to highlight the achievements of some of our children. Each teacher gives a merit award to a pupil in his or her class in recognition of such aspects as good behaviour, exceptional effort in a particular subject area or exceptional progress. Currently, we aren’t able to invite parents/carers in to school to celebrate this with us, so instead, our teachers record a video message which is sent home.