Burchetts Green C of E Infant School
Mission Statement

Burchetts Green CE Infant School - Collective Worship

We take part in daily act of Collective Worship. Worship lies at the heart of Christian life. At Burchetts Green this means many exciting and spiritually developing experiences for all the children. Collective Worship is embedded in our understanding of sprituality, that is 'living life in all its fullness (John10:10)'. Our School's christian values; Friendship, Compassion, Forgiveness, Thankfulness, Trust, Peace, Endurance and Reverence help us live out this understanding.  

We follow the Anglican Church Calendar to inform our worship and we have an excellent relationship with the local Churches to support this work. We also work closely with the Jubilee Church in Maidenhead.

We believe that the outcomes of Collective Worship should be:

  • - A spiritual experience
  • - A social experience
  • - Ability to pray and reflect
  • - Awareness of others and of God
  • - Confidence in ourselves as children of God

The timetable below shows which Collective Worship we have each day.

Monday: Collective Worship is based around one of our eight values which we concentrate on for the week. The value is referred to throughout the week during lessons and playtime, and teachers praise children as they express the value. This assembly is led by the headteacher.  During the Summer term 2018 the children will be learning about our School Values and these relate to British Values download here

Tuesday: On Tuesday a team from Jubilee Church present 'Open the Book' to the children. This is a simple dramatic telling of a bible story. Children are invited to help act out the story with the Jubilee team. Children have an opportunity to reflect on what the characters in the story have learnt and how they can learn from them. After the presentation the children pray and worship through song.

Wednesday: Our mid-week Collective Worship time is led by the headteacher or senior teacher and incorporates the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning. It is an opportunity

Thursday: On Thursday the Rev Keith Nicholls leads our time together. Keith is using the God's Story Teller series with the children. This programme is an engaging telling of the Christian principle in a modern format written for children.

Friday: On Friday children from each class who have been observed by staff to be expressing our value of the week are chosen to have lunch with the Headteacher on the Golden Table! Friday assembly is also our 'Award Assembly'. During this time of Collective Worship the children congratulate those who have received an award for the academic efforts they have made during the week.

Map of Worship

Our sending out prayers include:

Visitor's Prayer: The good we've heard from....today, Embed in our hearts to guide our way

Friday Prayer: We offer our work and time and play, To give glory to you everyday

Our School Prayer: This is our school, Let peace dwell here, Let the rooms be full of contentment, Let love abide here, Love of God, Love of one another, Love of mankind, And love of life itself, Let us remember, That as many hands build a house, So many hearts make a school, Amen.

"If a school is to be an intelligent community it will always need space to reflect, time to stop, to consider its priorities, to extend its horizons. That is what collective worship is about." Dr Rowan Williams - Former Archbishop of Canterbury

Our School Values are displayed in the hall and each classroom so we can refer to them during Collective Worship and in times of reflection.

School Values

Contact Us At Burchetts Green

You are welcome to visit our School anytime - just telephone for an appointment.

Burchetts Green CE Infant School, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire. SL6 6QZ.

burchettsgreen@rbwm.org.uk Telephone: 01628 822926 Fax : 01628 826990

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