Collective Worship is an important part of every day at our school. It is a time when we reflect on our lives and God’s love for us. The range of experiences over each week includes:
Monday - whole school assembly with the Head teacher
Tuesday - assemblies lead by members of the local clergy and the Baptist Church
Wednesday - assembly led by teachers
Thursday - whole school singing assembly
Friday - celebration assembly
At each collective worship a candle is lit and the participants respond to that with a variety of sayings such as: ‘we are sent out to love and serve one another and make a difference to the world’.
There will always be a time of reflection that is led by the adult to help children to consider the theme of the worship.
Prayers are said; they may be well known such as The Lord’s Prayer or our school prayer (see below) or a specific prayer chosen for the theme.
Often a hymn is chosen that also reflects the theme.
The head teacher plans the themes for collective worship, which are followed by all those who lead assemblies.
Collective Worship has an annual action plan that is monitored by Foundation Governors.
Upper Key Stage 2 children are always involved in setting up the hall for collective worship. They ‘set’ the special table with the Crucifix and candle and there will often be a special artefact as well. They play the music as children come into and leave the hall.
There is always a display in the hall on the current assembly theme and this is often interactive.
Our School Prayer
God my Father, I come to say
Thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family
And all the things you give to me.
Help me always to do what’s right
And keep me following your guiding light