This week, Mrs Kemp’s Monday assembly was focussed on Anti-Bullying Week and she introduced the theme - United Against Bullying. This assembly prompted some very interesting class discussions about how we are more powerful together as a team and how we can all work together to get things done and to make things better for everyone. This theme was picked up during Learning for Life lessons this week. Mrs Kemp also pointed out how our ASPIRE values also help us to work together to unite against bullying.
Many classes have followed up on this theme during the week, and have had some great discussions about how our individual actions, and words, are so important in ensuring everyone in our school community is happy at school. We are stronger together and children could see how they had an individual part to play in an important group effort. This also linked nicely with my assembly a few weeks ago, where I spoke about the power of words, and showed the children this acrostic poster to make us all think before we speak.
I am always so impressed with the confidence and the passion with which the children discuss such important topics. It is a real strength of the school that they have a clear sense that we are a team, and it is all our responsibility to make sure the school is a happy and safe place for everyone. Despite all the uncertainty and worries around in the wider community, here at Gateway we continue to be an inspiring and happy place to be on a daily basis. This is so important for the children at the moment and I would like to thank everyone here who is working so hard to ensure we are a safe and happy place to be learning in these difficult times.