Called a one off assembly for Year 8 students on Friday.
They are a small cohort (due to a closure notice issued on the school at the same time as they chose their secondary school places) and for this year have been grouped with year 7 students for lessons.
Some have proven to be really positive role models for their Year 7 counterparts. However, some have regressed in their personal and social skill development from last year.
While the assembly had a serious tone, highlighting the deep disappointment in the students that are regressing, I used this video (with annotations by myself) to challenge all students to find the courage to make better choices, and thus encouraging others to follow.
I’ll be keeping a close eye on them this week!