We try to give our children many opportunities to demonstrate our core ethos, LOVE, and affirm their commitment by celebrating their successes in our Golden Assemblies and in our classroom assemblies. We regularly organise annual whole-school fundraising events and activities to support specific charities and we ensure that we respond to local or national needs as they arise.
We endeavour to make our worships creative and memorable. They can involve music, stories, stillness, meditation, drama, prayer, poetry and reflection. We have adopted a number of whole school mindfulness approaches to support our young children in becoming calm, still and quiet.
During the week, we organise our Collective Worships in the following way:
Monday: Whole school Collective Worship (led by the Head of School)
Tuesday: Key Stage Collective Worship
Wednesday: Singing Assembly
Thursday: Class Assembly
Friday: Golden Assembly
Every Collective Worship is thoughtfully and carefully planned and serves a different and unique purpose. We encourage regular visitors into our Collective Worship wherever possible and we regularly visit St Augustine's Church.
Our Collective Worships are organised into four key parts: welcoming; learning; reflecting; responding.
We have adopted a whole school prayer that children take in turns to deliver during our whole school Collective Worship and Golden Assembly. Our school prayer, although special, is invitational. This means that it is never forced nor is it compulsory.
- Generosity (Autumn 1)
- Compassion (Autumn 2)
- Courage (Spring 1)
- Friendship (Spring 2)
- Respect (Summer 1)
- Forgiveness (Summer 2)