Worship in School
We believe a daily act of collective worship is an integral and essential part of St Andrew's whole school ethos and curriculum which is central to the life of the school. It provides a focus for the school community and helps to reflect the tone and ethos of the school.
Here are the details of Collective Worship in school.
Mondays and Fridays:
Key Stage Worship led by Head Teacher, Head of Site or visitors, with all staff present, unless on duty just before or after. Reception join KS1 after October half-term.
Mondays - Good Lunchtime Book
Fridays - Good Work Book
Key Stage Singing Practices, including reflection and prayer, taken by HT/HoS.
Tuesdays and Thursdays;
Class Worship or Year Band Worship.
The first and last day of every half term is treated as a Monday/Friday.
Harvest, Christmas, Easter, last day of the Summer Term and Theme Weeks:
Whole school assemblies, in the round, with items from each Year Band (during COVID-19 these will remain Key Stage only).
Caretaker, cleaners, Office staff, gardeners, LOs, volunteers and governors invited.
Usually, in the Spring Term, some of the Monday and Friday Key Stage assemblies are taken by classes, so that each class has a turn. The parents of the children in the class taking the assembly are invited. At the moment, we are unable to do this but we plan to resume as soon as possible.
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Class assemblies or Year Band assemblies in classrooms. All adults in the room take part, and sign put on the door to prevent interruption. The Lord's Prayer taught and used.
Collective Worship Summer 2022
Before the half term break in our worship we learned about Ascension Day and after the break we learned about Pentecost.
As well as Revd Liz from St. Andrew’s Church leading assemblies at each site last half term, 9th and 16th May, we have had Martin from Biggleswade Baptist Church here. He led an
assembly at the West Site on 27th May and he led an assembly at the East Site on the 13th June. It is important for children to know that Christians worship God in different
churches and in different ways.
Our value for this half term is Responsibility.
We explain it like this:
Responsibility is when you agree to something, do it.
Responsibility is answering for your own
Responsibility is taking care of your own matters.
Responsibility is being trustworthy.
Responsibility is always using your head
St. Andrew's is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School in the Diocese of St. Albans.