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At Dilkes Academy, our weekly assemblies play a crucial role in fostering a positive and reflective ethos, central to our values-based education. These gatherings are more than just a routine; they are pivotal in nurturing the deepest values within our pupils and sustaining a strong sense of community. Here’s how our assemblies contribute to various aspects of school life:


1. Building School Spirit

Assemblies are a prime opportunity to unite our pupils, staff, and the broader school community. They instil a sense of pride and belonging, encouraging everyone to contribute positively to the school environment.


2. Showcasing Talent

We celebrate the diverse talents of our pupils, whether in music, drama, art, or other areas. This not only boosts individual confidence but also inspires peers to pursue their own interests and talents.


3. Educating Pupils

Assemblies provide a platform for educational talks and presentations on various topics, from academic subjects to social issues. This enriches our pupils' learning experiences beyond the classroom.


4. Celebrating Holidays

Recognising and celebrating holidays during assemblies helps pupils appreciate different cultures and traditions, fostering an inclusive and respectful school environment.


5. Celebrating Sporting Successes

 We take pride in our pupils' sporting achievements. Assemblies offer a moment to acknowledge and celebrate these successes, motivating others to participate in sports and strive for excellence.


6. Distributing Awards

Recognising academic and extracurricular achievements is a key aspect of our assemblies. Distributing awards publicly not only rewards the recipients but also sets benchmarks for all pupils to aim for.


Through these diverse elements, our assemblies at Dilkes Academy do more than just convey information—they build a cohesive, supportive, and aspirational school community.

Big Question Assembly 2023-2024