Collective worship in schools should aim to provide the opportunity for pupils to worship God, to consider spiritual and moral issues and to explore their own beliefs; to encourage participation and response, whether through active involvement in the presentation of worship or through listening to and joining in the worship offered; and to develop community spirit, promote a common ethos and shared values and reinforce positive attitudes.
Religious Education and Collective Worship Circular 1/94 (para 50
Collective worship is central to the life of our school. Worship offers the children and others in our school an opportunity to reflect on our school values and issues in the context of our Christian ethos.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other. Ephesians
Our collective worship provides the pupils and staff the opportunity to
experience a variety of styles of worship
grow in understanding of and participation in prayer
develop a reflective approach to life and reflect on Christian values
develop as a community based on Christian values
participate and respond, through active involvement in the planning, leading, presentation and evaluation of worship
feel safe and affirmed
At times worship will reflect aspects of the curriculum and in particular will
· nurture spiritual growth · consider moral issues in a Christian context · Enhance social understanding · explore beliefs drawn from their own cultural heritage
01993 775394 St Kenelm's CE Primary School, Wensric Drive, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 0SP