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:
- An introduction to Seeing Anew and how to use the slides
- Slides to use with staff as part of a staff meeting or INSET 1. first set focussing on wisdom 2. second set focussing on hope 3. third set focussing on community and dignity
- 'Seeing Anew and being a Church School' film
- 'Seeing Anew and School Vision' film
- How can collective worship be seen through the lens of the Church of England's Vision for Education?
- What if Learning Statements
- Linking What if Learning - Seeing Anew collective worship ideas
- 4 versions of the Lord's Prayer
- Seeing Anew planning grid
- Planning example 1 Planning example 2 Planning example 3 Planning example 4
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.