Our collective worship policy strengthens and supports the Christian identity of our school, reaffirms our values and celebrates the contribution that each child makes to our community. Our worship will reflect the variety of traditions found in the Church of England, and will recognise and follow the Christian liturgical year. The daily Christian act of worship is central to our ethos and is supported by all staff and members of the governing body.
Our school worship is central to the life of the school and contributes to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils, as appropriate to their ages and aptitudes. It enables our children to further explore a relationship with God in Jesus Christ and to consider spiritual and moral issues and, through reflection, raise awareness of the ultimate questions of life relating to matters of faith.
Each day, our children reflect on their own beliefs and deepen and widen the experiences of our children. It develops an enquiring mind and express and explore their own views openly and honestly through reflection and wondering questions. We plan our collective worship so that is can foster an awareness of the world around them and a sense of their place within it and develops a respect for and an understanding of different beliefs.
In addition, our Collective Worship may also involve:
- A weekly celebration assembly where pupils’ achievements in the classroom and out
- An assembly based on materials from a charity or organisation
- A talk from a visiting speaker or performer
- A series of assemblies focusing on our Christian Values – ERICERs
- An assembly tied in with a nationwide event or awareness campaign, such as Anti-Bullying Week or World Book Day.
- An assembly based on current affairs such as climate change or food poverty.