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Collective Worship

Collective worship is the 'heartbeat' of every Church school. It is an important means by which the Christian vision of the school is expressed and explored. All schools are required by law to have a daily act of collective worship. In a Church school this should be Christian and reflect the Anglican nature of the school. Many schools work with their local church and vicar to plan and deliver collective worship.

In a Church school collective worship should be invitational, inclusive and inspiring.

Materials for collective worship

Seeing Anew is an approach to collective worship which takes a careful look at how the practices of collective worship can be formational of all those taking part. Here are some resources to help explore this approach:

General Resources

Teach me Your Ways is a child friendly way of exploring the core concepts of the Church of England’s Vision for Education: Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good.

Listening to the Voice of the Learner is full of manageable suggestions for helping pupils to evaluate collective worship although it is quite dated now.

For further ideas go to Ideas for Teaching about the Trinity

Songs For Life is a resource for learning hymns in collective worship. It includes a series of focused activities to help children explore in depth some of the key concepts of the Christian faith and the variety of ways that these are expressed through music and words.

The legal framework for collective worship

Guidelines for withdrawal from collective worship 

Evaluation sheet for collective worship

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