Collective Worship, the Northill Way...
Collective Worship at Northill provides pupils and community members with opportunities for spiritual development, increased knowledge, wisdom and hope. Through Collective Worship pupils are given clear guidance on how to ‘live life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10), developing aspirations for personal and collective spiritual, moral, social and emotional growth through coming together to celebrate what it means to be part of a Christian community. Through this our pupils are enabled to ‘Shine…like stars’ (Philippians 2:15).
Collective worship at Northill will embed ‘Relational Consciousness’ (Rebecca Nye) through exploring Christian Values with four key principles in mind:
Alongside ensuring pupils have opportunities for developing their relationship with and perspective of the world around them, pupils will be given the opportunity to develop spiritually using a range of methods of engagement, as described by David Csinos (2011):
When planning for worship teachers will consider and plan for spiritual development opportunities that include:
Impact of Collective Worship:
Collective worship is monitored by school leaders, through the school’s monitoring cycle.
Each week our celebration worship reflects on the achievements within our community, with Stars of the week and community values books reflecting the impact of learning around the Christian Value through our stars of the week.
Pupils are encouraged to engage in the evaluation of collective worship. At least once per week, pupils will be randomly selected to complete a pupil evaluation form (see below). Teachers and leaders use this information to monitor learning and engagement in collective worship and develop plans to respond to the pupil evaluation.