Collective Worship at Shottery St Andrew's
CofE Primary School
In our school, Collective Worship underpins all that we do, prepares us for the day ahead and allows for a time of community, quiet, reflection and prayer.
Our daily act of worship is contained within our morning assemblies:
Monday 9:05am - Whole school worship led by Mrs Withers to introduce the value of the week
Tuesday 9:05am - Whole School Global Worship (Picture News) in classes/ Reverend Craig Assembly/ Open the Book
Wednesday 9:05am - Singing Worship
Thursday 9:05am - Class Worship, completing class reflection journals
Friday 9:05am - KS1/ KS2 Celebration assembly led by Mrs Withers - parents are welcome to join us with these assemblies to share and celebrate their children's work and achievements with us.
Acts of worship are carefully planned around Christian Festivals and are an opportunity to help children learn about and acquire our Christian values in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment. Every act of worship contains music, song and prayer and a quiet opportunity for reflection.
Reverend Craig visits the school every three weeks for Collective Worship and Open the Book Bible Group, also visit every month.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from daily acts of worship. We would encourage you to discuss this with Mrs Withers, our Headteacher.
We begin each Friday with our whole school Celebration Assembly. Families are invited to join us to celebrate the achievements and successes throughout the week.
The following awards are presented each week:
Headteacher Award, Shottery Stars (Behaviour Award), DOJO Champion Award and School Values Award (chosen and presented by the school Worship Committee).
Any pupil who receives a Shottery Stars award, is also invited for a hot chocolate and cookie on a Friday afternoon.
Children from Year 2 to 6 applied to be in the Worship Committee. The successful applicants now take an active role in our daily collective worship - organising the seating and music and reading prayers. They review and evaluate collective worship to ensure it continues to be inclusive, inspirational and invitational, having regular meetings with Mrs Withers.
As part of their role, the children are also responsible for sharing the 'Collective Worship Journals' with their classes, where there is an opportunity each week to reflect upon the theme from Monday's assembly.
Ideas to try at home linked to our Collective Worship themes.
Truth and Truthfulness