Collective Worship

Belonging   Believing   Becoming
 

Growing a creative school community that encourages belonging,

nurtures believing and works together to become responsible members

of God’s family and the world.

 
 
Collective Worship 
 
At St John's we recognise the value of daily collective worship to allow pupils to talk about what they see and hear from the Bible, our six Christian values, and how it impacts on all aspects of life, both in and out of school. Collective worship is planned to include biblical material and Christian teaching, focusing on Jesus Christ and on God as Father and Holy Spirit. Pupils take an active part in worship and we welcome in visitors from a range of Christian traditions to lead and take part in our daily worship. We also welcome visitors from other faiths and read stories that help us explore a value or a moral. 
 
Worship is led by the school staff, our local 'Open the Book' team (accompanied by children from Elm class) and our vicar, Sarah Bick. During worship we sing songs and hymns and we also have the opportunity for reflection and quiet thought. 
 
Additionally, every week we celebrate our children's achievements. Every Friday we enjoy a celebration worship in which we recognise those children who, for many reasons, have excelled in their learning and have demonstrated our core Christian values throughout the school week. 
Prayer Spaces
 
At St. John’s we aim to create an environment where children are given space and time to reflect and pray in their own personal way. The school encourages children and adults to offer prayers at different times of the church year and within the school year .