Our Vision - God Believes, We Believe, I Believe!
Lived out through Collective Worship
'for with God nothing shall be impossible' (Luke 1:37)
‘To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given and they will have an abundance.’ (Matthew 25:29)
Currently, Collective Worship is not being delivered in whole school gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure safety for all. Collective Worship is held daily in year group bubbles delivered by class teachers. Weekly Celebration Worship is held virtually, where the whole school can see each other on a screen and celebrate together on a Friday. The offer of Worship styles, such as artwork stimuli, music, multimedia, drama, prayer and stillness, story, signing and reflection time continues. Worship continues to be Invitational, Inclusive and Inspiring.
Approach to Collective Worship
Living out our vision through Collective Worship
Collective Worship in our school is a highly valued time which is a specially set apart time in the school day. The whole school community gather together in a time that is honouring and worthy to God. The planning of our Collective Worship ensures that the school community has the opportunity to arrive for worship prepared with the right attitude, engage with their own spirituality and learn from Biblical teachings and leave feeling refreshed and inspired. Our Collective Worship is timetabled to be at the end of the school day, so all who worship with us can go out into the world fuelled by the love of God and teachings of Jesus and sharing that love by valuing all of God’s children. We believe that all people, are made in the image of God and are unconditionally loved by God. All people, child or staff member with a Christian faith, a faith from another religion or who hold no religious beliefs are fully embraced and valued during Collective Worship. Everyone is equal and we treat each other with dignity and respect. Our school is a place where everyone should be able to flourish in a loving and hospitable community.
Our school mission (what we do today) ‘Through enjoyable, memorable learning, supported by faith, core Christian Values and high expectations we can aspire to make educated choices in order to live a rich and fulfilled life is lived daily in Collective Worship. Our vision (what we aspire for our children tomorrow) - ‘God Believes, We Believe, I Believe endeavours for collective worship, to be the ‘heartbeat’ of the school signalling the life, energy and Christian spirit of the school.
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Our Worship Leaders have created a video monitoring the impact of Collective Worship during lockdown and monitoring what our children know about our vision and core Christian values since returning to school.