Our Christian values are at the heart of everything we do at the school.
As a church school, we meet together for collective worship to learn about, and reflect upon, those values, considering how we can put them into action in our lives. This is an important time for all of us to gather together to learn, worship and grow in our understanding of God and of ourselves.
Each half term we focus on a particular value, with further opportunities for the children to think about these values through their curriculum studies and during reflection times. At the end of each week, we celebrate children’s achievements, acknowledging children who have demonstrated those values.
We believe that by living out these values our pupils are developing their spirituality and are being guided to become responsible, compassionate and respectful citizens.
Collective Worship is structured around four key elements: Gathering, Engaging, Responding, Sending.
The children are regularly given the opportunity to respond and reflect more deeply on a Worship’s theme, within their classes, and these responses are captured in their Class Reflection Book.
Children are involved in the leading of collective worship, supported by school staff and our pastoral worker from ENYP. The pastoral worker leads groups of children to plan, prepare and deliver a weekly collective worship each Monday.
We work closely with the local church leaders to plan and deliver collective worship based on the Values for Life materials we use and are really pleased to have such strong links with both Christian denominations in Acle.
Please find more information about Collective Worship in our school policy.