Collective Worship

Collective worship is an important part of the day and is based upon the foundations and principles of the Church of England. It is a chance for us to come together and think about our school Christian values and to reflect on the teachings of the Bible.

We follow the structure of 'Gathering' 'Engaging' 'Responding' and 'Sending' 

Gathering - A special atmosphere is created to show the children that this is a distinctive part of our school day. We light a candle and say "We light this candle to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world."

Engaging - We engage (‘get to grips with’) the big things and the little things in life. We encounter Jesus and the stories of the Bible, and reflect on these.

Responding - Time is given for individual and group, reflection and thought, so that those attending can respond in a variety of ways. 

Sending - Summarising the worship in a meaningful short message used to create an opportunity for those attending to implement the ideas covered and to conclude the worship

The act of collective worship is cross-curricular in content. It links with the aims of the school and relates especially to the social, moral, spiritual and cultural education of the children. Children bring to the worship information and ideas arising from their work within a range of curriculum areas. In addition, opportunities for citizenship are developed by encouraging the participation of all children in child led or class led collective worships, and by the participation of the Ethos Team and School Council members in both whole school and whole class collective worship.