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Charles Kingsley’s CE Primary School believes that collective worship is an expression of the school’s Christian Vison. It is a reference point from which all our activities, thoughts, feelings and school ethos are developed.
We aim to promote collective acts of worship, which are rich, meaningful experiences that are appropriate and significant to the pupil’s needs, age, development and interest.
Central attributes of an act of worship
At Charles Kingsley’s CE Primary School we will endeavour to fulfil the following ‘central attributes’ of worship:
Gathering Making worship a special time of the day
Engaging Using the best available techniques to stimulate interest in the content
Responding Ensuring there is time and opportunity for individual, group reflection and thought, so those attending can respond in a variety of ways
Sending Summarising the worship in a meaningful short message used to create an opportunity for those attending to implement the ideas covered and to conclude the worship
The centrality of prayer within Worship
During the collective worship there will be a time for response and reflection, to ponder on a question, statement or thought. All worships begin with the School Prayer. Within worship prayers may also be reflected in an invitational prayer, offered spontaneously by a child or adult, read out or recited.
Collective Worship Planning
Collective worship is planned systematically, so there is continuity, variety and clear focus on Christian beliefs and festivals. Worship is led by a variety of people that include school staff, pupils, governors, representatives from the parish church, members of different faith communities and members of the local community.
Organisation of Collective Worship
At Charles Kingsley’s CE Primary School we hold a daily act of collective worship. This forms part of the school day. Throughout the week there will be a range of the following worship opportunities:
Whole School Worship led Headteacher
Whole School Worship led by teaching staff
Whole School Worship led by the clergy of St Mary’s Church
Whole School Worship - Open the Book
Whole School: Worship through Song
Whole School: Celebration Worship
Classroom Reflection Worship
Whole School Class led Worship
The Journey to the Cross
This half term we will be reflecting on the concept of Justice using the Christian event of Lent and Holy Week. We will take time to explore the way that the Easter story influences Christian beliefs and practices.