Tutor Programme supporting SMSC
Our Tutor Time Programme supports our students' personal and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.
Meet on Mondays: Assembly
Every Monday our assembly is delivered by a member of the senior leadership team. Our assemblies provide an overview of current affairs, focus on days of significance that may fall during the week and introduce students to the topic they will be debating in the Talk on Tuesdays Votes for School's session.
The assemblies that have been delivered for the current academic year can be viewed below:
Talk on Tuesday: Votes for Schools: SMSC, Prevent, British Values, UNCRC and SDG
Votes for Schools is a weekly current affairs voting platform designed to engage young people in political and social issues. Through weekly debating and voting, not only are young people learning about the world around them, they are becoming prepared for participating in our democratic processes.
Our students discuss a Vote Topic each week as part of our tutor programme before then voting to share their personal and collective opinion. Our students are also able to access the resources via Google Classroom and share their distinct, individual opinions of the topic.
In the session, students take part in debates and activities to give them a better understand on the topic.
A list of previous Vote Topics can be found below together with details relating to how these topics tie in with Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education, the Prevent Strategy, explore British Values, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
16th May - 20th May - Should you go on school trips?
9th May - 13th May - Are young people equipped to deal with loneliness?
2nd May - 6th May - Is sport the right place for raising awareness?
25th Apr - 29th Apr - Is it right that the Prime Minister kept his job after “Partygate”?
28th Mar - 8th Apr - Should the Homes for Ukraine scheme be for more refugees?â
21st Mar - 25th Mar - Should animals ever be tested on?
14th Mar - 18th Mar - Are neurodiversity labels helpful?â
7th Mar - 11th Mar - Have recent films challenged stereotypes of women & girls?
28th Feb - 4th Mar - Is current news affecting how you feel?â
21st Feb - 25th Feb - Should a question be easy to answer? â
7th Feb - 11th Feb - Is the internet driving us apart?
31st Jan - 4th Feb - Do punishments work?â
24th Jan - 28th Jan - Should voting in the UK be made easier?â
18th Jan - 21st Jan - Should learning about coping with loss & bereavement be included on the curriculum?â
10th Jan - 14th Jan - Is spending on space worthwhile? â
3rd Jan - 7th Jan - Is January the best time for resolutions?â
13th Dec - 17th Dec - Does the UK waste too much food at Christmas?â
6th Dec - 10th Dec - Should students use smartphones in school?â
30th Nov - 3rd Dec - Has the pandemic made us more aware of disabilities?â
21st Nov - 26th Nov - Was COP26 successful?
15th Nov - 19th Nov - Is banter an excuse for bullying?
8th Nov - 12th Nov - Should more people get involved with religious celebrations?
1st Nov - 5th Nov - Should the teaching of political literacy be compulsory in schools?â
18th Oct - 22nd Oct - Are protests necessary for change?
11th Oct - 15th Oct - Do you see yourself as the leader in your life?
3rd Oct - 8th Oct - Do we celebrate our differences enough?
27th Sep - 1st Oct - Should more children get free school meals?â
20th Sep - 24th Sep - Should the UK do more for Afghanistan?â
10th Sep - 17th Sep - Will climate change affect children's rights?