As a school community, we come together every day as part of Collective Worship. This is carried out in a variety of ways. We place emphasis on pupils using Collective Worship as a time for thought and reflection on a wide variety of concepts and ideas, encouraging pupils to listen with respect and consideration to the views and opinions of others while growing and shaping their individual identity.
As a Church of England school we tell the Christian story, invite children to consider and experience spiritual life and model Christian values in the way we treat everyone at the school.
A typical weekly Collective Worship timetable:
- Monday: led by our Headteacher, with a focus on our School Values
- Tuesday: led by class teachers and delivery of our PSHE curriculum
- Wednesday: led by members of Manvers Street Baptist Church ‘Open the Book’ teaches children about the Christian Story
- Thursday: led by Mr Seatter and Miss Smyth for music assembly. Singing: secular, Christian and appealing songs. There is also an emphasis on delivering our Music Curriculum
- Friday: Achievement Assembly led by our Headteacher. Celebrating weekly achievements from both in and out of school. A great and uplifting way to conclude another week at WJS.
Our Collective Worship Policy can be found in our Policy Catalogue here.
At the end of every term we hold a Celebration Assembly. Two children from each class are recognised by their class teacher for consistently demonstrating our School Values throughout the term. Parents are invited to join this assembly to watch their child be awarded with a certificate and trophy for their exceptional efforts.
Each class also have a class assembly. Each class thoroughly enjoy putting together their assembly and sharing it with the school community. This is another opportunity for parents to join in with whole school events.