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Collective Worship

At Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School, we gather together in Worship. It is a special time when all members of our school come together and join as one. 

Collective Worship, supported by all staff members and governors, strengthens and supports our Christian Vision; through Collective Worship, our pupils understand how we might grow together in life in all its fullness. Our worship follows the Christian liturgical year. However, in celebration of the different faiths and beliefs of our school community (both children and adults), we ensure that all religions are valued, understanding that we all experience and discover together. Christian themes are linked to the majority faith of our school community, Islam. Collective worship is invitational and an experience that does not offend the integrity of the non-religious or those of different faiths. Our daily Collective Worship makes an important contribution to the overall spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the whole school community.

The aims of Collective Worship at Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School are to:

  • Be inspirational and inclusive of all children and adults
  • Provide time to reflect, including on how the lessons we learn in Collective Worship help us to carry out our Christian Vision
  • Provide an opportunity for children to worship (if they choose to)
  • Enable children to consider spiritual and moral issues
  • Enable children to explore their own beliefs
  • Encourage participation and response
  • Develop in children a sense of community
  • Explore spirituality
  • Celebrate and give thanks for achievements within our community

To understand how Collective Worship is carried out daily, please read our Collective Worship policy which can be found on this page. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Impact of Collective Worship

Each class collects responses from Collective Worship in school; all pupils and staff have the opportunity to respond to the lessons we learn. We use these reflections, as well as direct pupil and staff feedback, to monitor the impact of Collective Worship in school. See below for some examples of the questions and responses from our Collective Worship sessions (some of which provide opportunities for spiritual experience).