Collective Worship at Herne Juniors is intended to be invitational, inspiring and inclusive. Our children are central to living out our school’s vision and, with adult support, they help to plan, lead and evaluate our special time together.
This treasured time is the heartbeat of our school: our children’s opinions are valued and their views help us improve the planning and delivery of worship.
Here, we aspire to have the opportunity to connect with God, the Bible, faith, community, ourselves and with the school’s vision and values. Worship allows us time to breathe and grow spiritually. Our worship monitors help us achieve this.
With two monitors in each Y5 and Y6 class, they take turns to evaluate and reflect on key questions about the quality and provision of our collective worship several times over a term. This enables our school community to continue to develop the range of experiences and approaches, providing for a variety of spiritual styles. Once the Collective Worship leader collects these reflections, a further opportunity for children to contribute to the shape of our worship is available. Children’s contributions are then used to support future planning.
We aspire to bring about children’s knowledge, understanding and experience of Christian worship as a living faith, whether children are of faith, little faith or no faith at all. With high engagement and obvious enjoyment, we are pleased that our worships set us off on a day of living as a school family, rooted in God’s love, embracing our differences and similarities as unique and special in God’s creation.