Headfield School

Headfield C of E Junior School

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Collective Worship

 The aims and purpose of collective worship are:

  • to provide an opportunity for the children to worship God;
  • to enable children to consider spiritual and moral issues;
  • to enable children to explore their own beliefs;
  • to encourage participation and response;
  • to develop in children a sense of community spirit;
  • to promote a common ethos with shared values and to reinforce positive attitudes;
  • to teach children how to worship.
  • to be reflective and respectful of all religions of the schools' Faith community.

 

We understand worship to be a special act or occasion whose purpose is to show reverence to God. Collective worship involves all members of the school coming together and participating in an assembly. We expect everyone to take an active part in the assembly.

In line with the 1988 Education Reform Act, which states that collective worship should be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’, we base our assemblies on the teachings of Christ and traditions of the Christian Church. However, we conduct our assemblies in a manner that is sensitive to the individual faith and beliefs of all members of the school. Christian Themes are always linked to the major faith group of the school community, Islam. We are also sensitive to a very small minority of other faiths representative in school.

While the majority of acts of worship in our school are Christian, we also hold assemblies that reflect other religious traditions that are represented in the school, wider and world community. 

Worship Group is a gathering of Year 6 pupils who help plan and deliver collective worship, deciding upon themes that are relevant to the community, faith or current issues. Music is also a cognitive part of collective worship. 

Collective Worship Policy here

 

For a full timetable of our Autumn 2 2017 Collective Worship taking place in school please click here

For a full timetable of our Autumn 1 2017 Collective Worship taking place in school please click here