The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind


An assembly is held everyday, either in the form of phase, year group or school setting.

Assemblies reinforce the school values and children also learn about multi faith religious festivals.

During assemblies on Fridays, teachers nominate children from their classes who have demonstrated excellent effort, achievement and attitude towards learning. These children are awarded either a ‘Star of the Week’ or ‘Achievement’ certificate and their efforts are celebrated with the rest of the school.

The importance of good attendance is also promoted throughout assemblies and the overall attendance figure for each class is shared each week and tracked on a whole school display. The class with the highest attendance each week is able to look after the Attendance Mascot!