“Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
The Christian vision and values underpin the life of our school and are integrated into collective worship, embedded into school polices, displays and celebrated throughout school life. As a result, children, staff, Governors and parents know and understand the importance of the Christian vision and values. Pupils, staff and governors are kind and caring, support each other and work hard together to live out the school vision of “Together we love, learn and grow.”
The school’s core Christian Values are:
The daily act of Collective Worship is central to the school’s vision and Christian Values. High quality, well planned worship informs pupils and underpins expectations for behaviour, attitudes and relationships in school. The school community enjoys Collective Worship as it strengthens our close family relationship.
Collective Worship is an opportunity to:
- promote a sense of community
- be educational
- promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development
- be a special time
- enable participants to be actively involved
We follow a two-year Collective Worship programme. Each half term, we celebrate a new Christian Value. We also follow the church calendar and we celebrate in St Helen’s Church through seasonal services. led by Church clergy, members of the local community, staff and pupils of the school.
On a Monday we come together for a hymn practise. We meet as a whole school for acts of worship on a Tuesday and Wednesday and on a Thursday a church leader leads worship. On a Friday we come together for Celebration Worship. Across the week opportunities are given for pupils to led Collective Worship.
Children have many places in school where they can go to reflect quietly. We have a reflection area where children can spend time quietly. We have a prayer board where children can place prayers they have written to be shared during Friday achievement assembly.