Rossett School believes that collective worship both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. Our caring ethos, and the value which we place on the development of the whole child; spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in our assemblies. We value this special time in the school week for the space it gives children to develop a reflective approach to life and the ability to express their reflections in an appropriate manner.
Through our assemblies (year group and whole school) we aim to provide a caring and supportive environment for children to:
- Become increasingly aware of themselves as individuals and groups within the school and wider community
- Grow in understanding of the feelings of the other people in every day situations and beliefs
- Explore the language which people use to express their feelings
- Deepen their sense of wonder about the world around them
- Grow in confidence when making a presentation to the group or whole school
- Respond freely to religious and/or spiritual stimulus
- Acknowledge diversity and affirm each person’s life stance, whether it be religious or not
Parents of a student have a right to withdraw their children from collective worship. If a parent asks for their child to be wholly or partly excused from attending collective worship at the school Rossett School will comply unless the request is withdrawn. Any parent who wishes to exercise this right should consult the headteacher through the appropriate Director of Learning.
The Education and Inspection Act 2006 makes provision for pupils in post-16 education to exercise the right to withdraw themselves from the daily act of collective worship, but not from assembly.
The full policy is available on request.
Reviewed: October 2016
Next review: October 2019