Collective Worship/ Assembly time
This is a special time each day when we come together as a whole school community to:
- Share each other's joys and challenges
- Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness
- Reflect on the character of God and the teachings of Christ
- Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar and other events identified on the global faith calendar.
- Take time, through reflection and prayer to focus on our own needs, the needs of others and to say thank you for the good that there is in our lives.
Collective worship is legally require to take place during every school day and 'shall be wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character' (1988 Education Act)
What happens in Collective Worship?
As a Church of England School, Collective Worship is at the heart of Wilby School life. It happens every day, in various different forms and settings. It is a time set aside each day when children come together to learn, celebrate and reflect upon issues. Collective Worship songs are linked to the value to help children reflect further on its meaning.
Our Christian values are studied over a two year period:
Staff come together to plan the assembly times but also our CWL-Collective worship Leads, Team (Cool Team) plan which is made up of Year 5 and 5 pupils, plan, resource and lead their own assemblies at least twice each half term.
The children recognise that behaviour and attitude are as, if not more important, at this time of day as any other time during the day and we have developed clear guidelines for this in our school Behaviour Policy.