As a Church school, Collective Worship is an important time during which we can share in celebrating God's love and learning more about our Christian faith through stories, songs, drama and prayer. We also celebrate the traditions of other religions in order for children to become more understanding of the beliefs of others.
The Christian values we promote through collective worship are the foundation of our school ethos. We have 6 core values, they are: Love, Friendship, Forgiveness, Honesty, Hope and Trust.
Every Monday within Collective Worship we also acknowledge and reward the children for achievements both in and out of school, promoting the ethos of the school that all children are valued and learning is celebrated. School awards include; Star of the Week, Sports Star and Star Writer/Maths Master.
We support our children in offering a Child Led Worship. This is supported by the weekly leader of collective worship and is centred around the weekly theme. Children are encouraged to share a story through speaking/drama/objects, offer a song and a prayer, as well as encouraging their audience to participate.
The themes and focus for these assemblies have been taken from the key points in the Church of England’s ‘Vision for Education’ document. Educating for Hope and Aspiration In the drama of ongoing life, how we learn to approach the future is crucial. Good schools open up horizons of hope and aspiration, and guide pupils into ways of fulfilling them. They also cope wisely with things and people going wrong. Bad experiences and behaviour, wrongdoing and evil need not have the last word. There are resources for dignity and respect; repentance, forgiveness, truth and reconciliation are possible; and meaning, trust, generosity, compassion and hope are more fundamental than meaninglessness, suspicion, selfishness, hardheartedness and despair.
Hope for our world through justice and fair trade