I can do everything through Him who gives me strength' (Philippians 4:13)
As a Church of England School, worship is part of our daily lives. The staff and children of all ages take part in leading different areas of worship.
Our weekly worship timetable:
We use a mixture of worship resources including plans from Lichfield Diocese, bible stories linked to our values and Picture News to highlight current issues and courageous advocacy in real time for the children. Within Picture News Worship, we also look at the links to British Values and reflect on 'The Big Question' for the week.
This term our value is 'Responsibility'.
Picture News Coverage Document 2022
Learning from the world around us!
Each week we choose a current news story and provide an image or a thought-provoking question for the children.
Allowing opportunities for children to learn about our world, develop independence, resilience, respect and unlock their own drive and passion for learning. Teaching the news not only provides great content and stimulus and grips children’s attention, it is also something that the children can impact. It is current, happening now and so their voice is given meaning and purpose. It is our world and we all matter.
We believe in giving children a voice and encouraging them to use it to impact things they are inspired by or feel passionately about.
Teaching the children about British Values and their UN Rights as a child supports their strength of self and identity within the world.
Worship Long Term Plan
Our School Christian Values
Here is a message from our Worship Council:
Welcome to the worship council page. This page will inform you all about worship council and what we do to improve our worships. Worship council consists of children from Year 1 all the way up to Year 6. We enjoy meeting every Monday to discuss how we can improve worships and increase pupil voice. Once every half term, we prepare and deliver a worship linked to our value. We select hymns, write prayers and act out bible stories/ real life scenarios. Worship is a brilliant part of the day because it allows us to reflect and discuss the meaning behind our Christian values. As well as this, we write end of value questionnaires for children to reflect on during Class Worship. We hope you enjoyed reading all about our fantastic worship council! Here are a few pictures to show you.
We are very fortunate to have Worships delivered by the Open Book Team. They provide fun acts of Collective Worship which include interactive storytelling by a professional teams of volunteers. Our children at Richard Crosse really look forward to these worships.
How it works
Open the Book has over 120 stories to be used in a programme that can run for three consecutive years, with an optional year of Christian values, which can be interspersed or run as a fourth year. The programme begins with a timeline overview of the Bible from Creation to Ascension. Each story comes with a scripted introduction, conclusion, time of reflection and a final prayer.
For more information about Open the Book visit: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/open-the-book/otb-about-us/
Open Book Palm Sunday Worship
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".
SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective. Inspectors will, therefore, not be looking to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
The National Society's Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) framework is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.