Pastoral programme and Assemblies
St Luke’s students have one assembly each week. This is normally led by their Head of Year one week and their year group’s Chaplain the next. Every week there is a pastoral theme which is the topic of our assemblies and Mindful Moments. This theme ties in with one of our five values and might be linked to a topical issue in the news. Often a theme will be developed over two weeks, with both Heads of Year and Chaplains addressing that theme from their perspective in consecutive assemblies. These themes are coordinated across the whole school and our Thought for the Week is referred to in assemblies and Mindful Moments, as well as being displayed around the school, to encourage reflection and inspire.
Assemblies provide students the chance to explore what life to the full looks like and provide an engaging presentation of a range of important questions, from how we develop resilience to how we use social media. Students are always encouraged to reflect and apply the main message of the assembly to their own life, asking the questions ‘what does this mean for me?’ and ‘what step might I take as a result?’
St Luke’s is a wonderful place; is a school full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school.
Kealey Sherwood, Headteacher