books have all been written by Margaret Goldthorpe with contributions
from members of staff at Alexandra School.
Inventive Assemblies for Inclusive Schools
An assembly is a key time when a school gathers together
as a community in all its diversity. This collection of 22 assemblies,
often funny and always thought-provoking, will enable you to help
others forge the sense of belonging that is crucial to a sense of
Margaret and Dennis Goldthorpe have used their 32 years
of teaching experience to create a collection of stimulating
and delightful assemblies to help the adults and children
in your school
to accommodate all faiths and cultures and celebrate them equally.
Each assembly includes a clear theme, preparation notes, a detailed
script and a choice of a prayer or reflection. A hugely enjoyable
resource to encourage all and include all.
Sharing Books for Social
and Emotional Understanding
Stories are a powerful
means to explore dilemmas and concerns that children encounter every
day. In this insightful book, the authors take 21 of our most-loved
and well-known picture books and explore how to share them effectively
Each picture book covered
has two sections of comprehensive guidance: one to be used at school
and another to be used at home, including story details, talking
points, ideas for activities, circle times and assemblies.
This innovative book
explores such themes as healthy relationships, family life, making
the right choices and coping with fears. Through engaging with wonderful
stories and reflecting on the themes they cover, you will be helping
the children you meet to understand and enjoy life more fully -
to be changed for the better by each story you encounter together.
Assemblies to teach Golden
Golden Rules are the
basis for positive behaviour policies in many schools across the
country - encouraging the positive reward for good behaviour rather
than punishments for negative actions.
Now with this book full
of dynamic, enthralling and fun assemblies, you can explore and
develop the moral values behind the Golden Rules. Written by experienced
assembly leaders, every one of the assemblies has been tried, tested
and thoroughly enjoyed!
Effective IEPs through Circle
and honest, this book will show you how to write genuinely effective
Individual Education Plans for your pupils with emotional and behavioural
Jenny Mosley's Circle
Time Model is a proven means of giving children a sense of ownership
and responsibility for their behaviour and learning. In this unique
book you will find how to use the Circle Time Model to involve the
pupils and their classmates in creating and implementing IEPs that
really make a difference.
Discover a wealth of
strategies and support, not only for the child with difficulties,
but for the pupils and teachers around them.
Poems for Circle
Time and Literacy Hour
goodbye to a parent, friendship, sharing, concentrating, bullying,
school dinners, feeling left out and lonely, school trips;
All of these topics and
more are covered in the 20 sensitive and humorous illustrated poems.
This book is a timely and unique resource for teachers who want
to teach both literacy and emotional literacy.
Jenny Mosley's tried
and tested Quality Circle Time Model is an excellent way to help
children understand and articulate their emotions. The poems contained
in this book are ideal for use both in the context of a Literacy
Hour and then later during Circle Time.
Stay Cool in School
This book is designed
for use as part of the KS2 RE syllabus, but is also ideal for PSHE.
It aims to give 7-11 year olds an understanding of the Christian
religion through a practical and experiential exploration of the
moral and spiritual issues raised in the New Testament Bible, especially
the part usually called 'The Sermon on the Mount'.
The book does not require
the children to have Christian beliefs. It aims to help children
of all faiths and none to have a real understanding of the way Jesus
of Nazereth said we should live.
Children are encouraged
to consider the moral and ethical implications of Jesus' advice
for their own lives. 14 issues are covered such as how we deal with
peer pressure, learn to admit we were wrong, handle a desire to
show off, or accept apologies with grace. The children are asked
to think about making plans of action to manage these problems in
the light of an increased understanding of their own behaviour.
The wisdom from the Sermon on the Mount is on hand to guide them.
Lively Assemblies for Happy
Assemblies can be times
of excitement and inspiration for the whole school. This practical
and accessible book shows you how to ensure that this vision of
assemblies is a reality for your school.
Drawing on their 27 years
of teaching experience, the authors have included 23 innovative
and enjoyable assemblies to help adults and children to look at
the world and think, 'What do we want the world to be like?'
A great way to promote
a positive ethos in your school