Our Worship Council
Our policy for collective worship is set in the context of and gives life to our Christian vision and values. It mirrors the Church of England Education Office guidance for collective worship Inclusive, invitational, inspiring 2021.
Mrs Bufton-McCoy and Reverend Joanne led our ‘Stir Up Monday’ collective worship to celebrate the beginning of Advent
‘Church of England schools are committed to offering high quality collective worship. They are places that recognise and value collective worship as central to fostering a sense of community and to expressing the school’s Christian vision. In practice this means that structure, planning, evaluation, participation, collaboration, and inspection of worship are all taken seriously by the school and by diocese. We strive to ensure that collective worship remains the relevant and essential component of an education that enables all pupils to flourish and to ‘live life in all its fullness’ John 10:10. Collective worship is seen as more than a daily ‘awe and wonder’ moment. It is the unique heartbeat of the school and is offered as part of a wider opportunity for pupils and adults to encounter faith by engaging in conversations about God, both as individuals and together. We aim for collective worship to be truly welcoming, inclusive and exemplifying the principles of Christian hospitality. This is an approach that seeks to meet the needs of all, wherever they may be on their journey of faith and belief.’ Inclusive, invitational, inspiring The Church of England education 2021