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The Collective Worship resources and links shared here are designed to support you in formulating policy and developing practice.
Your School Adviser is available to offer you personalised support to suit your own school needs.
This school year, we are offering a message from the Bishops and Archdeacons of our Diocese at key festival points that can be incorporated into your schools Collective Worship.
They are accompanied with additional ideas for you to build a Collective Worship that works for your own school. There will be messages that cover All Saints' Day, Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Pentecost and Journeying on.
The Big Start Assemblies team has made available one complete series, consisting of thirteen assemblies; all built around the specific theme entitled ‘Giants of Faith!' These assemblies will help children engage on the topic of faith whilst meeting SIAMS and Ofsted guidelines on Collective Worship. You can access these 13 free assemblies here: https://bigstartassemblies.org/free-assemblies/
Additionally, Big Start Assemblies are offering all Chelmsford Diocese Church of England schools FREE 12 month access to their resources. They offer some great resources that can be used in both support bubbles and virtual worship. The instructions, links and discount code are available to download here.
As part of its Faith at Home work in conjunction with Oak National Academy, the Church of England have produced some excellent resources to support worship in schools covering Christian values: https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-school-leader
The Diocese of London have produced a Cycle of Collective Worship based on the Anglican Lectionary B/C (Bible readings in church that week) for this Autumn Term 2021. It can be accessed via their website.
iSingPOP have launched a new series of seven weekly Classroom Worship resources for the Summer Term. It follows the SIAMS Church of England’s requirements for Collective Worship and is partnered with Prayer Spaces In Schools for this resource.
Each worship time involves a song, bible story and a prayer activity designed specifically for each key stage along with the Lord's Prayer. There is a free taster pack to download the free taster pack and if a school wishes to subscribe the package cost is £95 visit: https://wayopay.com/p/classroom-worship-free-trial-week-by-isingpop
Picture News is a weekly news resource that considers one news story every week for children to reflect upon, it can be used for collective worship, class discussions and displays.
Their team of teachers put together a detailed pack centred around a poster with an engaging image and thought-provoking question. The weekly resource also include detailed teacher guidance, a linked bible story, Biblical core concept and an invitational prayer.
PopUK are offering FREE song resources to all primary schools through our standard membership for the next twelve months. Their songs have been carefully written to maintain a Christian distinctiveness yet can be sung by children of all backgrounds and cultures. An example of one of their songs sung by a small group of children from Chethams, Manchester during lockdown can be viewed here.