The staff and governors of Frieth Church of England Combined School aim to help children in the school to develop as thoughtful, caring and honest members of the school and wider communities. As a Church of England school, we believe that learning about the Christian faith and being involved in Christian worship can play a significant part in achieving this aim. We therefore give a high priority to collective worship in the school, alongside RE and other opportunities to learn about the beliefs and practice of Christianity.
Our Collective Worship generally takes place within an assembly and reflects the diverse religious backgrounds of children in our school and wider community, some of whom are regular church goers, while others are members of other religions, or none. Collective Worship provides our children with an opportunity to learn about and praise God, to think about how we respect and show worth to ourselves, to others and to God. It is participatory and reflective, providing a different focus from the other parts of the learning experience and school day. In general, our Collective Worship is based on our values, or on Bible stories and teaching, as they relate to the world today. It reflects the special place accorded to Jesus Christ in the Christian faith.
Classes will also start and end the day with a prayer, often written by the children.
Structure for Worship
A varied style of provision is maintained each week at Frieth School. Worship will normally take place as follows:
Monday 10.00 a.m. - Whole school Collective Worship led by one of several local Church ministers.
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. – Whole School Collective Worship based on school values and led by the Headteacher.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. - Phase Collective Worship led by Senior Leaders, phase staff or children.
Thursday 10.00 a.m. - Class based Collective Worship led by children.
Friday 10.00 a.m. - Special Mentions Assembly led by Year 6 children, or Class led assemblies.