Collective Worship Policy:


To promote a corporate ethos of respect and tolerance. To develop an understanding of time for reflection.

Collective Worship should complement the school’s program of Religious Education in enhancing student’s spiritual and moral development. It is important that the school provides students with the opportunities to reflect and express spiritual values. Such opportunities are likely to be available where there is a school-wide atmosphere which inspires a sense of beauty, wonder, pride, and pity, sharing sadness or loss, peace, thankfulness, stillness.
These opportunities are probably best explored during Collective Worship, the majority of which will be based on Hinduism, Sikhism. Unfortunately, the school facilities do not allow for regular whole school assemblies and, therefore, assemblies have to be shared between the Year groups. Each Year group holds at least one assembly per week. On non assembly days, Tutors are obliged to undertake an act of reflection with their Tutor Group of all religious nature. This takes place under the “Thought for the Day”. Students cannot and should not be forced to worship.
1. To provide students with opportunities to reflect and express spiritual and moral values.
2. To create an atmosphere throughout the school of mutual respect for people, their beliefs and values.
3. To support teachers in their role of providing spiritual and moral guidance to their students.
Good practice
1. The school holds a minimum of one assembly per week for all students.
2. On non-assembly days, Tutors undertake a period of collective worship with their Tutor Group. Tutors are supported in this role by their Heads of Year, who provide them with appropriate thoughts for the day.
3. Students are encouraged, not only to take part in acts of collective worship, but are positively encouraged to lead sessions both during assemblies and in their Tutor Groups.
4. All areas are encouraged to consider the moral and spiritual aspects of the curriculum they teach. They are asked to provide the students with opportunities to discuss the spiritual and moral implications relating to their subject.
5. Where appropriate, we invite outside speakers into the school, to lead assemblies or to look at particular aspects of spiritual and moral education.



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