What is Collective Worship?
Collective Worship is central to education in our school and forms part of the school’s overall provision for prayer and worship. Collective Worship in our school respects the diversity of belief and commitment, but it is Christian in character, reflecting in the liturgical tradition of the Church and having Christ at its heart.
The aim of collective worship at Kibworth Church of England Primary School is to provide a highly inclusive and distinctly Christian vision rooted in the teachings of The Bible. We seek to provide opportunities, formally and informally, for pupils, staff, Advisory Board members, parents, community, and church members to worship together. Pupils are encouraged to participate and respond, either actively in the presentation of worship or by listening and joining in the celebration.
All pupils will celebrate an act of collective worship each day; generally, there will be three occasions each week when larger groups, usually whole school, will gather together to worship. These are: Monday; Mission Setting Assembly led by Mrs Paterson, Wednesday; Collective Worship led by a member of staff, St Wilfrids church or a visiting minister. On Tuesday and Thursday Worship Leaders also facilitate indoor and outdoor worship in smaller, often class groups, using our Reflection Spaces. Collective worship will normally take place in various areas throughout the school, but occasionally, for specific reasons, children may gather in church to celebrate.