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Collective Worship

“I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me”

Phillippians 4:13

We have an act of Collective Worship every day, to which every child within the school is invited to attend (whole school, key stage or in the classroom).
Acts of Collective Worship are regularly led by Mrs Pearson (Headteacher), Mrs Murray (Deputy Headteacher) and Rev Steve Lillicrap. We are also fortunate to have Captain Graham from the Church Army and The Family Trust who take acts of Collective Worship once a term.
All teaching and ideas are Christian and follow the teachings of the Bible, which are explored and made relevant to life today.
Our Collective worship is based on Christian values. We use Values for Life – (Jumping Fish Diocese of Gloucester) and Roots and Fruits (Imaginor) as a starting point for our planning.
Our values work on a two year cycle;
Year A – Generosity, Compassion, Courage, Forgiveness, Friendship, Respect.
Year B – Thankfulness, Trust, Perseverance, Justice, Service, Truthfulness.
We ensure that the children always have a role within the worship. This could be planned or spontaneous and engage children individually, in groups or as a whole school community. There is time for children to be still and silent to reflect and think about key thoughts or the Bible message. Children are given opportunity to pray, either personally (silently) or out loud as a group or on behalf of other children (Class prayers are part of Celebration act of worship on a Friday).
At the end of each term each class presents their understanding of that term’s value to the rest of the school through acts of Collective Worship.