Collective Worship in a Church School Context Tatiana Wilson INSET for Ilsington  C of E Primary School
On post-it-notes write down the things you find difficult about leading collective worship (especially in your classroom).
Classroom based Acts of Collective Worship
Worship lies at the heart of what and who Christians are. Christians believe worship shows God to us and us to God.
Christians believe worship transforms us as individuals and as a community: <ul><li>Christians believe: </li></ul><ul><li>...
In a school context we need to recognise <ul><li>Collective worship in a church school should be wholly Christian  </li></...
Is it important for staff, pupils and parents to have a common understanding of what Christian worship is?
School worship needs to: <ul><li>Be high quality </li></ul><ul><li>Varied </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Pa...
How do we ensure that we offer authentic Christian worship whilst respecting the diverse beliefs of the school community?
Main ingredients <ul><li>Key Christian theme  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bible story, church year, saint, liturgy </li></ul></u...
Group activity
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Collective Worship In A Church School Context

  1. 1. Collective Worship in a Church School Context Tatiana Wilson INSET for Ilsington C of E Primary School
  2. 2. On post-it-notes write down the things you find difficult about leading collective worship (especially in your classroom).
  3. 3. Classroom based Acts of Collective Worship
  4. 4. Worship lies at the heart of what and who Christians are. Christians believe worship shows God to us and us to God.
  5. 5. Christians believe worship transforms us as individuals and as a community: <ul><li>Christians believe: </li></ul><ul><li>We belong to God and to each other in the worship we share </li></ul><ul><li>We become the people God wants us to become through worship </li></ul><ul><li>We believe in God and that belief is shaped in our worship </li></ul>
  6. 6. In a school context we need to recognise <ul><li>Collective worship in a church school should be wholly Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone who attends or leads collective worship is a Christian </li></ul>
  7. 7. Is it important for staff, pupils and parents to have a common understanding of what Christian worship is?
  8. 8. School worship needs to: <ul><li>Be high quality </li></ul><ul><li>Varied </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory </li></ul><ul><li>Open to scrutiny </li></ul>
  9. 9. How do we ensure that we offer authentic Christian worship whilst respecting the diverse beliefs of the school community?
  10. 10. Main ingredients <ul><li>Key Christian theme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bible story, church year, saint, liturgy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pupil participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>talk partners, responses, drama, music, drawing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time for reflection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Privately or together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time for prayer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a whole, in groups, individually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children should be familiar with key Christian prayers </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Group activity
  12. 12. www.exeterccyp.org
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