This always goes down well in assembly!
‘I don’t want to go to school today’
Come on now, it’s not that bad
‘It is, the work’s too hard, I never know what I’m doing, no one likes me. I don’t have any friends.’
That isn’t true
‘Yes it is. People keep calling me names and saying things behind my back, the teachers don’t like me and everyone says things about me all the time’
I’m sure it’s not that bad
‘It is. It is. Don’t make me go, it’s horrible’
Come on now, stop all this, besides you have to go. You’re the headteacher!