The Importance of Collective Worship in our school
As a school we believe that collective worship and sharing time together is a crucial part of our broader school life. Worship is carried out four times a week with the other being a ‘celebration’ assembly called Sharing. Children may also, at times, be involved in collective worship in their classrooms. These acts of collective worship will reflect the vision and aims of our school. We take pride in our collective worship and we allow the children to choose where they sit during this time.
The acts of Worship are led by either the Headteacher or a Class Teacher and, on a Thursday morning, by a member of the clergy. On occasions we may also have visitors come in to deliver and share Worship with us.
Parents are requested to avoid trying to see the class teachers at this time, as it is essential that an atmosphere of quiet be created.
Collective Worship in our school is planned for by the member of staff leading Worship that week. The theme for the Worship is the same for the whole week. Worship links to our school values, Christian festivals and key important dates in the Christian calendar. The headteacher and the church priest work closely together to ensure the topics to discuss are relevant and meaningful to the children.
Parents are entitled to withdraw their child/children from Collective Worship if they wish. Alternative provision for the withdrawn child is negotiated with the individual family.