The Collective Worship in our schools should strive to be, as the SIAMS evaluation schedule asserts, the ‘heartbeat’ of a school, beating away beneath everything that goes on in school.
It is a sign of the strength and energy of the Christian identity of a school, reaffirming its Christian vision, values and ethos. It is a time in the school day that that should be valued and special to all.
The Church of England encourages our schools to ensure that Collective Worship reflects the traditions of the Church of England and develops learners' understanding of Anglican traditions and practice. The core intention is that daily acts of worship are invitational, reflective and engaging.
Collective worship gives pupils and school staff the opportunity to: