Assemblies, which include a collective act of worship, in accordance with the 1988 Education Act, take place each day, usually in the hall. Worship Time is led by the headteacher, other teachers, visiting speakers including the ‘Open the Book’ team, our local vicar, and by the pupils.
Our worship is Christian based, in accordance with our status as a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school. Collective Worship gives pupils and staff opportunities for reflection, prayer and insight in to how our Christian values are rooted in the teachings of the bible. Some of our Collective Worship takes place at Christ Church, our local parish church, on Shrewsbury Road. Services are held termly at the church giving our pupils a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian.
Assemblies also provide an opportunity for us to share achievements. Each Friday we celebrate achievements in our Celebration Assembly. Pupils receive ‘celebration leaves’ and star learner certificates for demonstrating behaviour and learning that follows our ‘Golden Rules’. During the year, classes also lead assemblies sharing their learning with the rest of the school. Parents are invited to attend these events.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship if they so wish. This must be done by contacting the headteacher in the first instance.
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