Agents of Hope
Agents of Hope started during lockdown as a way of starting each day with a positive message of hope for our children, who were seeing their world implode. The idea was to build teachers as 'Agents of Hope' in the eyes of children; we had to be the ones who were saying everything was going to be okay. Andrew Moffat , PD Lead at Excelsior MAT, wrote and recorded assemblies for each day of each week in Lockdown and these were made available on Youtube for schools across the UK (and beyond) to access. A selection of these assemblies can be watched below. When lockdown finished, it was felt the need for these assembly plans remained as the mental health and well being of children became a priority for schools.
Click the links bellow to access the Agents of Hope Videos.
Today, Andrew continues to email a monthly Agents of Hope newsletter to over 2000 schools. The newsletters provide new assemblies to teach mental health, well being and hope plus lesson plans using new picture books.
To sign up for the (free) Agents of Hope newsletter, email Andrew on firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an example of an Agents of hope newsletter; issue 56 from October 2023.