Every day, we end the day with an act of worship in school. This is a lovely way to start the day, as the whole school comes together, which the staff and children enjoy very much. As a church school, our acts of worship are of a Christian nature. Acts of worship are conducted in a reflective atmosphere and are led by the Headteacher, other staff members, representatives from local churches or the children. Services for Easter, Christmas and Harvest are held at Holy Immanuel Church, Fauls, are led by Rev. Sue Armstrong and are attended by all children; parents and other family members are also most welcome to attend. Clubs, such as Bible Craft, support the our Collective Worship by following similar themes.
On a regular basis, worship takes place in classes, led by the class teacher or pupils. Children take part in activities linked to the our value 'theme' of the term. Occasionally, this worship takes place in our new Spiritual Garden, where children can take in their surroundings and reflect in a peaceful space. Children very much enjoy leading worship both in class and for the whole school, and are regularly encouraged to do so. Bible Craft club helps pupils to prepare to do so.
On Fridays, we have a celebration assembly. This is a chance for us to celebrate achievements of individual children, staff, classes or the whole school. Three or four children from each class are presented with a Headteacher’s Award in these assemblies for achievements in school. These achievements may be academic, e.g. good data handling work in maths, good spelling, etc. or pastoral, e.g. being a good friend at playtime.