Dunham-on-Trent Church of England School
Policy for Collective Worship (Spring Term 2014)
Dunham on Trent is a Church of England School. Collective Worship will take place every day and has the potential to unite the whole school membership of the school and will develop a sense of community. Collective Worship is part of our school’s contribution to promoting the spiritual, social, cultural development of every child. It is seen as a time to celebrate the worth and value of every single person in the school community.
Through our Acts of Collective Worship we aim to: -
Our Practice and Purpose
Planning and organisation
Special Educational Needs
Special arrangements are made for children with special educational needs which may include for these alternative seating or support for those who find the large group experience of assembly disturbing .A radio transmitter is used in assemblies to help children with hearing difficulties.
Assembly ideas books
We also have guest providers throughout the year. Some of these maybe related to a specific project e.g. NSPCC. Lepra, speakers from other faiths, Barnados etc. As a Church of England School it is desirable that there be occasional acts of Collective Worship in a church building.
Withdrawal of pupils from Collective worship.
As our main purpose in Collective Worship is for it to be meaningful and relevant for all our pupils, it is hoped that few parents will find the need for withdrawal. At present there are no parents who exercise this right. If in future children were withdrawn, adequate supervision arrangements will be put in place.
Assessment and recording
This is done through assembly record sheets displayed in the staffroom.
Split key stage
Celebration ‘Show Me’
Suggested daily programme for Collective Worship.
There should be:
Collective Worship should have:
Possible Curriculum Links:
Yearly cycle of themes for Collective Worship.
Signs and Symbols
Light and Colour