Collective Worship Themes

Incorporating Our School Values and British Values

 

Autumn

First Half-Term

Second Half-Term

Friendliness

Ambition

Being responsible

Democracy

Sharing Working together

Peace keeping/forgiveness

Respect for the rule of law

SEAL   link- New beginning

Respect for the sacrifices of others

Non-violent protest

Accountability

Resilience

SEAL   link- It’s good to be me

Spring

First Half-Term

Second Half-Term

Care

Empathy

Honesty

Kindness

Goodness and Joy

SEAL   link- Relationships

Manners

Politeness

Valuing ourselves – individual liberty

Trust

Loyalty

SEAL   link- Getting on and falling out

Summer

First Half-Term

Second Half-Term

Respect for the beliefs of others

Creativity

Perseverance

Being Positive

SEAL   link- Going for goals

Justice and Fairness

Tolerance for the beliefs of others

Humility

Patience

Self Control

SEAL   link- Change

 

SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme) supports our PSHE curriculum (Personal, Social and Health Education). We try and link things where possible to complement learning across different subjects and aspects of learning.

Yew Tree Community School

RATIONALE

Yew Tree Community School will comply with the relevant legislation relating to collective worship in schools. The policy will be promoted and implemented throughout the school.

CONTEXT

All maintained schools have a statutory duty to provide daily collective worship for registered pupils (apart from those who have been withdrawn by their parents). This is usually provided within a daily assembly. Daily collective worship must be wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character. The precise nature will depend on the family background, ages and abilities of the pupils. However, if it is inappropriate for some or all of the pupils to take part in Christian collective worship, the Headteacher may apply to the local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) for a determination to have this requirement lifted.

The Head Teacher of Yew Tree Community School has applied to SACRE for a full determination to have this requirement lifted. Therefore, daily collective worship will be wholly or mainly of a broadly Islamic character.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Headteacher is responsible for arranging the daily collective worship after consulting with the governing body.

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURES

  • An Act of Collective Worship will take place every day. The time at which this takes place and the form of the Collective Worship (whole school, team or class groupings) may vary from day to day.
  • The majority of the Acts of Collective Worship will be wholly or mainly of a broadly Islamic character.
  • The Act of Collective Worship will be non-denominational.
  • Every child will take part in the Act of Collective Worship unless withdrawn by his/her parents/guardians.
  • Whilst fully complying with the law, the school will be sensitive to the fact that not all children will come from religious families.

MONITORING, EVALUATION AND REVIEW

The Headteacher will keep a record of all Acts of Collective Worship themes.

The school will review this policy regularly and assess its implementation and effectiveness.