Spirituality

 

At Streatley, together we grow as a tree within our community enabling us to be happy, healthy humans. “A tree is known by its fruit.” Matthew 12:33. Our school is known by our children.

 

A core part of this vision is to offer regular opportunities for all members of the school community to explore their spirituality.

 

Spirituality is that which gives life and animation to something. It is the essence of being human.  By being spiritual we are exploring beliefs and our experiences; we respect all faiths, feelings and values; we enjoy learning about ourselves, others and our world; we use our imagination and creativity; we reflect. As a Church of England school this often reflects our distinctively Christian character. There are many planned opportunities for reflection both during lessons and in collective worship, as well as spontaneous opportunities when they arise. This can be seen through their sense of fascination in learning about the world around them and the use of imagination and creativity in their learning.

 

We provide children with opportunities for spiritual development in three ways:

 

Collective Worship

Our Collective Worship reflects the traditions of this country which are, in the main, broadly Christian. We follow the Anglican Church calendar as a starting point, celebrating key moments in the Christian year. Our local curate works closely with the school and leads our Collective Worship on a weekly basis. We use “Story Assemblies for the School Year” as our main resource along with a range of Christian songs and hymns. Collective Worship includes the use of prayers, songs and hymns, Bible stories and other stories, time to share and time to reflect.

We have created a Collective Worship Team,to allow children who have shown a particular interest in Collective Worship,to take a more active role in both assemblies and in developing areas for reflection around the school. Take a look at our page for updates.

Monday –Whole School Assembly led by Head Teacher.

Tuesday –Key Stage Assemblies led by Class Teachers, “Story Assemblies for the School Year”.

Wednesday –Whole School Assembly led by local Curate-“Story Assemblies for the School Year”.
 
Thursday –Whole School Assembly led by Teaching Staff –Hymns and songs.
 
Friday –Whole School Assembly led by Head Teacher –Celebration Assembly
 
 
Please click on the links to see our Collective Worship Policy and other connected policies.

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