Collective Worship and School Assembly Policy

Collective Worship

  1. To provide an opportunity to bring children of statutory school age, and members of staff, together each day
  2. To support the Values of the school, citizenship, PSHCE and RE teaching within the school
  3. To fulfill the school’s legal responsibility in accordance with the 1994 Education Act.

The two aspects of worship and assembly are frequently inter-related and take into account the diversity of cultures and religions within our school. Our daily collective worship reflects our Values based ethos and is of a mainly Christian character.

School Assembly

Our assemblies include an act of worship that reflects our Values. Our whole school understanding of this is that the act of worship is “the occasion for exploring and affirming those matters of human worth which are at the heart of education and shared humanity.” This is done by offering the opportunity for personal reflection and spiritual development. Each assembly will ‘promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and of society’ and aim to provide a focus for the whole life and activity of the school which includes celebrating children’s work, school successes etc. We encourage visitors to our assemblies as their contributions increase awareness of our near community and our worldwide community.

Organisation

Assembly is every day at 10.00 a.m.

Day Designated person
Monday Headteacher
Tuesday Deputy Headteacher
Wednesday Deputy Headteacher
Thursday SLT – Singing
Friday Headteacher and whole school Celebration.

There is a class teacher rota to cover assemblies if the designated person is unable to take it.

The weekly themes are based on the value of the month and the Seal theme for the half term. Specific religious festivals, events and particular whole school issues are included as appropriate.

It is the principle aim that all children take part in our school assembly programme. However, any parent of any pupil may request that their child be wholly or partially excused from the collective worship.