Collective Worship at Crossflatts
Worship is an important part of our school’s life as it gives us the opportunity to celebrate, as well as encourage our pupils and staff to think about their place in the world through Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. We will not shy away from our responsibilities in enabling children to think deeply about themselves, the world in which they live and the place that faith has in our society.
Collective Worship is part of each of our pupil’s education and is inclusive of, and accessible to, all children. Collective Worship is not the same as corporate worship (that which happens in a place of worship) and spirituality is not synonymous with religious belief. Collective Worship brings together a group of pupils who may or may not have a religious faith.
In line with the 1988 education reform act, and Education Bradford RE Syllabus/Framework we normally base our assemblies on the teachings of Christ and the Christian Church. However, we conduct our assemblies in a manner that is sensitive to the individual faith and beliefs of all members of the school. While the majority of acts of worship in our school are Christian, we also hold assemblies that reflect other religious traditions and festivals that are represented in the school and the wider community.
Collective Worship at Crossflatts Primary School:
makes values explicit
challenges pupils’ thinking
builds community and personal identity
helps pupils know and celebrate who they are and who they might become
encourages hope and aspiration
marks significant occasions of celebration and commemoration
provides time for reflection
makes a significant contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, particularly spiritual development.
We believe Collective Worship has the greatest impact when it is:
more than assembly (coming together as a group)
creative, relevant and engaging
carefully planned and evaluated
At Crossflatts Primary School we believe Collective Worship can: