Collective Worship is a time when the whole school comes together to think about different themes. Its purpose is to
Collective Worship reinforces the sense of the school community, by giving pupils the opportunity to share things of worth with each other, within a reflective space. Those pupils who have a faith will be able to use the reflection time to consider issues in the light of their religious beliefs and to pray or worship internally as they feel appropriate whilst those pupils who don't have a religious belief will have the opportunity to reflect and make a personal internalised response to the same stimulus. They will also be able to enter into dialogue with those of faith, enabling both believers and non-believers to appreciate each other's stances.
At St. Stephen's we use our school values to explore beliefs and to teach the children behaviours which will help them in their future lives. The theme we are exploring this term is respect.
Every Friday we celebrate the achievements of children in school. Headteacher's certificates are given to those children who have been seen to following the term's school value. In addition, certificates are given for being the Writer of the Week or a Mighty Mathematician. As well as receiving a certificate, children earn points for their houses.
It is also a time to celebrate the children's achievements outside of school. The children are welcome to bring in awards or certificates that they have earned at clubs or events they have attended.
Parents and carers are contacted on the Wednesday prior to the celebration to invite them to join their child at this special time.