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Christian Ethos

Our five Christian values of compassion, forgiveness, friendship, hope and wisdom,  underpin all that we do at the School. Throughout the curriculum and through worship pupils encounter and consider these values and the impact on their learning and lives.

 

Daily worship is provided at the school for all pupils across all years from Reception to Sixth Form. This takes place either in year groups as collective worship or in tutor spaces with a daily act of worship and reflection taking place. Furthermore, there is opportunity each term for Secondary pupils to take part in a Communion service. Additional times of worship take place at key times in the year, such as Harvest, St George's Day and Easter, with pupils actively involved.

‘Collective worship in Foundation Schools with a religious character and voluntary schools will be in accordance with the school's trust deed. Where provision is not made by a trust deed, the worship should be in accordance with the beliefs of the religion or denomination specified for the school.’  DfE– A guide to the law for school governors: Religious Foundation and voluntary schools.

Collective Worship is usually taken by members of staff, pupils or members of the local clergy from various churches.  A number of the clergy deliver regular acts of worship in the Primary Hall or the Gym, Sports Hall and Drama Studio in the Secondary school to various year groups. The current clergy delivering worship are:

Primary

Revd. Jan Durrans (St Peter's Church)

Revd. Dr Stephen Cave (Queen’s Road Baptist Church)

Revd. Rhodri Walters (St Peter's Baptist Church)

Secondary

Revd. Dr Stephen Cave (Queen’s Road Baptist Church)

Revd. Philip Musindi (St Andrew’s Church)

Revd. Paul Worledge (St Luke’s Church)

Captain Luke Johnson (Salvation Army, Minster)

Revd. Rhodri Walters (St Peter’s Baptist Church)

At lunchtime in Secondary, a member of the clergy is sometimes available in The Heart at the secondary school, or one of the other lunchtime venues, on a rota throughout the term. Prayer is also available for pupils, staff or families through the clergy.

The pupils lead the Primary phase in prayer at lunchtime and at the end of the day.  There are regular opportunities for the children across the school to write prayers and annual prayer space weeks are held across both sites

The school also provides weekly clergy prayer and pastoral support for staff. There are a number of local initiatives for promoting Christian values and a Christian ethos within schools that we support.  Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Christian Ethos, Mr Chris Knight.

DAILY PRAYER LUNCHTIME GRACE

Dear God,

At the start of this day I ask you to help me use words of wisdom to people who hear me.

Show love and compassion to friends who are near me.

And put hope in my heart for all you can teach me.

In Jesus’s name, Amen

For food to eat and those who prepare it

For health to enjoy it

And friends to share it

We thank you Lord,

Amen

Our prayers of the week can be found here