Worship Council

Worship Council

Our Worship Council was originally set up in October 2016. Each new academic year pupils put forward why they would like to be part of the Worship Council, and are then selected or voted on to serve for the whole year.

Currently the members are Bella, Anesu, Oscar, Maxwell, Kerrie and Evie. We meet in school on a Tuesday once each term (six times a year) with Mrs Bloomer, who is a Licensed Lay Minister from the Draycot Benefice, and Mrs Tiplady (Teaching Assistant) supports us.

What We Do

Our role is to help our school evaluate collective worship each year, and to find ways to develop its Christian character. We want to support our school as we learn and live out our values of diligence, respect, kindness, tolerance and honesty. We aim to make suggestions for changes to improve our church school. We also have the responsibility of looking after the worship table in the hall, and opening each collective worship with a special prayer.

Our priorities for 2018/19

  • To review our school web page
  • To create a Worship Council notice board in the school hall
  • To write morning and evening prayers for the whole school
  • To plan and lead at least one collective worship

Worship Council Achievements over recent year

  • Planned and led worship for Acorns pre-school
  • Suggested and tried out our ideas to help our reflection corners become more interactive and meaningful
  • Supported church members as they led the Easter Experience in All Saints’ Church
  • Helped to lead and take part in school services in church, including our Christingle service
  • Planned and led a whole school collective worship at least once in the school year
  • Designed this web page so people know about the Worship Council
  • Set up a notice board, so pupils know who the Worship Council is and what we are doing
  • Created a guidance leaflet for visitors who lead worship
  • Created a scrapbook to help the school and visitors understand what it means to be a church school
  • We led a collective worship in school to encourage new volunteers for the Worship Council
  • Helped the school to achieve ‘Good’ in the SIAMS inspection by talking to the inspector and showing her around our school
  • Met with other Worship Councils across the Draycot Benefice and surrounding villages to celebrate our work and share good ideas. Each year we invite a special guest, and the year our school hosted the event we welcomed Bishop Lee of Swindon.
  • 2017 WC and Bishop Lee (1)