Collective Worship is central to our school day and to the development of our school as a family. It offers adults and children the opportunity to flourish by encouraging reflection, prayer and time to question.
Collective worship within our school family gives pupils and school staff the opportunity to:
Although Christian in its foundations, we want every member of our family to feel welcomed and included in Collective Worship, therefore, as a community we agree to:
In Church of England schools, Collective Worship reflects the traditions of the Church of England and develops learners' understanding of Anglican traditions and practice.
At St Nicholas CE Primary Academy, we work with Father John (from St Nicholas Church, Skirbeck) and other church leaders from across our community to plan and deliver acts of worship that are invitational, reflective and engaging.
We welcome a range of ecumenical friends to lead Collective Worship and over the course of each week, our school family is able to enjoy 'food for thought' from people of different faiths; of the Christian faith and from those of no faith. Every time we join together as a family, it is a special time of unity during which each and every member of the school is able to make personal connections with what they are presented: every member of the school is valued as intrinsically unique and special.
Collective Worship at St Nicholas CE Primary Academy, whilst remaining wholly inclusive, aims to nourish Christians in their faith; encourage those of other faiths and challenge those of no faith.
There is plenty of flexibility in the provision of Collective Worship to enable all pupils to benefit without compromising their beliefs.