The daily act of Collective Worship is a legal requirement in all schools. In church schools this is Christian worship and reflects the traditions of the Church of England.
Pupils and teachers at St Paul's value the special dimension worship that brings to church school life.
Collective Worship at St Paul’s is an opportunity for the whole school to come together and reflect, express praise, share Christian values, celebrate special times throughout the year and foster respect and unity through spiritual awareness.
We begin each day with our collective worship, as a chance to come together as a whole school and set the tone for a productive and focused day ahead.
Collective Worship Weekly Structure
- Monday: worship focused on a biblical theme.
- Tuesday: worship focused on what is happening in the world each week, what this means for us and what God says.
- Wednesday: worship led by our vicar.
- Thursday: worship through song, learning new songs and practising songs used during worship.
- Friday: values and celebration collective worship. We reflect on the value for the week and how this can be demonstrated. We also have an opportunity for pupils to be given values awards, celebrate collection of team points and share awards and talents seen both in and outside of school.
Other contributors to Collective Worship
We have regular Collective Worships led by INSIGHT who also support with our delivery of RE throughout the year.
We also welcome other visitors, such as Kingston Peace Council and members of other faiths to lead Collective Worship during the year too.
Pupils are also given the opportunity to be involved in planning and delivering collective worship for their peers.
Sharing Collective Worship with the Whole Community
In spring 2020, we plan to welcome parents and other members of the local community to share in one of our weekly acts of collective worship to strengthen these relationships further.
Check the noticeboard on the website for further information about these opportunities.