Collective Worship is seen as a central and important part of the education of this school as determined by the Mission Statement.
“To provide high quality education for all children based on clearly established Christian values and principles”
The objectives of Collective Worship are:
In order to achieve the above aims, all teaching staff, support staff, and parents are expected to set a positive example and to encourage children to fully participate in collective worship.
All children should experience an act of Collective Worship at the start of each day. This may be class based, Key Stage based or whole school.
During the year, services will be arranged in school and Church to celebrate the passage of the Christian Year.
All teaching staff will be expected to attend acts of Collective Worship and lead them as directed by the Headteacher. The school’s Vicar will also lead acts of worship, and members of other faiths communities will be invited to share our worship where appropriate.
Collective Worship themes will be run on a three-year cycle. An overall theme will be given to Worship each half-term and acts of worship will follow this theme. The theme will also run alongside each worship theme, allowing links to be made between PHSCE and RE/CW. Special events in the Christian calendar will be celebrated, as will the festivals of other world faiths.
Each school day will normally begin with an Act of Collective Worship between the end of registration (9.05am) and 9.25 am. When special services are arranged, suitable timings will be agreed.
More information is available in our Collective Worship Policy