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, games and prayer. We also celebrate the traditions of other religions in order for children to become more understanding of the beliefs of others. Our Collective Acts of Worship (CAW) are planned on a termly basis and incorporate all major Christian festivals, values, themes and traditions. We are currently following the Roots and Fruits scheme, which focuses on a different fruit of the spirit each half term. It includes a range of stories from the Bible and helps children to apply it to their own lives. Our first concept this term is generosity, children will be inspired through story telling, prayer and an understanding of this meaning to demonstrate ways of showing they can reflect and encorporate generosity into their own lives.
We promote the teaching of all the Christian values through our collective worship and through our daily teaching so that they are the foundation of our school ethos. We follow the church calendar to help lead our worship but we also take note of global events and local activities to help guide our weekly thoughts and reflections.
We are very well supported by our local church community and members of the church visit the school to lead collective worship on a regular basis. Our local church, St Leonard’s, is located a short walk from the school and we are fortunate to hold special services there every term such as Harvest, Christmas, Easter and the end of year service in July.
Every Friday we 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. We also encourage our school's pupil leadership groups, to prepare and lead our Collective Worships so that they have ownership and a real feeling of value.