Church Values and Collective Worship
We are a Church school that serves all the community. We include everyone – those of faith and those with a preference for none. We are deeply Christian in our ethos and see this as a way of allowing children to make informed decisions for themselves.
Our RE curriculum includes teaching of all faiths in order to develop deep routes of knowledge for our children and low walls of resistance. We respect difference but open the door wider to Christian teaching. (Deeply Christian - serving the common good.)
Following consulation with our school community we have identified six core Christian values which underpin our curriculum, support the development of our crucial characteristics within our children and form the basis of our school vision. Our values are:
Autumn 1 - Respect
Autumn 2 - Justice
Spring 1 - Hope
Spring 2 - Forgiveness
Summer 1 - Trust
Summer 2 - Compassion
Each value forms the focus of our collective worship for the half term, we link our values to bible stories, hymns and individuals who demonstrate the value in order to deepen our understanding of them and reflect on how as individuals and a community we can affect our own behaviours to embody them.
Our Church Links
We have close links with our local Church St Peters which is right next door to school. We are able to access the church for many services and activities including Godly play, Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and Leavers services.
As part of the Cowleigh Parish we are also lucky enough to have access to The Church of the Ascension and St Matthias Church.