What is collective worship?
Collective worship is a special time during the school day where pupils are given the space and opportunity to reflect, respond and revere. At West Kingsdown, collective worship generally takes place during the school’s daily assemblies and will often include the use of music, a candle, a time of silence and a prayer to offer a focus for pupils. These assemblies may be held for as whole school or in family team groups.In church schools, worship is Christian and denominational.
At our school, this will include the use of songs, music, stories and readings familiar to those of a Christian faith, and promoting the values that Christians believe to be important. These may, and often are, values held to be important by other faiths as well and as such, the use of stories from other faiths, along with stories of a moral nature, are included as part of our assembly themes.