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Collective Worship at St Saviour's

The daily act of Collective Worship at St Saviour’s Church of England Primary School plays a central role in our life and work. It offers important opportunities to strengthen our sense of community, belonging and inclusiveness and to reinforce the respect and care we have for each other.


Through Collective Worship we make a significant contribution to the religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of those present.

Our daily acts of collective worship are planned to give everyone a variety of experiences to develop spirituality through reflection as well an understanding of Christianity and aspects of other faiths and cultures. They enable us to reflect on and respond to things which we as a school community believe are important in preparing children to be responsible citizens now and in the future. The experiences include involving children in sharing relevant stories and current events, Guided Imagery, Images, Drama Poetry, Music, Audio Visual, and Singing.


All children take an active role in the planning, delivery and evaluation of our Collective Worship in School. Year groups regularly lead worship and invite their families to share this with them.

Collective Worship has been a statutory part of school life since 1944. The Education Reform Act of 1988, states that Collective Worship should be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’. This act strengthened and extended legislation by emphasising the need to ensure the educational relevance of the activity to the family background (including faith), age and aptitude of the children.

(Birmingham Guidelines)

 

St. Saviour’s Primary School is a voluntary controlled school and collective worship is determined by the Governors, in consultation with the Head Teacher, with due regard to the Trust Deeds. As a school with a church foundation we recognise that collective worship should respect our Christian Foundation and be mindful of the fact that the vast majority of our pupils are Muslim.

Collective Worship Policy 2015

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