Our Christian Ethos

Our Christian Vision is to build an environment of support and growth rooted in core values of perseverance, hope and community.
With God’s help we work together, to try our best to take root in good soil and grow.

Daily acts of Collective Worship  are important forums for sustaining and developing our ethos. Each Collective Worship follows a four part plan to include welcome, learning, reflecting and responding.

The Rector from St Matthew’s Church visits regularly to lead whole school Collective Worship linked to our Christian values and we also welcome the team from ‘Open the Book’, who lead worship fortnightly in the Village Hall, based on current Church celebrations and Bible stories.

Worship team planning worship with Louise from Yo-Yo

Worship team planning worship with Louise from Yo-Yo

We took a survey amongst our school community asking for people to choose the Christian values most relevant to us and are now focusing on embedding these in all we do.

A Statement on Worship

Collective Acts of Worship take place on a daily basis. Our SIAMS in 2017 said that ‘Collective Worship inspires the whole school community‘.

worship team first assembly (5)

Leading Whole School Collective Worship

As a Church School, our acts of worship are mainly Christian in nature, though special occasions and festivals of other cultures and religions are recognised and valued. It is a parent’s right to request that their child be excused from acts of collective worship.

Parents are usually welcome to Celebration Worship every fortnight, where we celebrate the successes of our week and present Teachers’ Awards and, together with the local community, are also normally invited to church services at Harvest and Christingle which the children lead, helping to develop their confidence in communicating with larger audiences.

Planning using our four part plan

Planning using our four part plan

We have had to adjust these shared events during Covid restrictions but are delighted to now be able to start welcoming families back in school; you can see the current plans for assemblies and Collective Worship here.

We have a Worship Team (nominated by the pupils) who plan, lead and evaluate our worship. 

Our current team is working on one of our SIAMS areas to improve, which is to ‘further strengthen the contribution that pupils offer with more opportunities to evaluate, take part, plan and lead collective worship’.

Naburn Church of England Primary School is a small, tightly knit community, where adults and pupils work joyfully together inspired by the Christian values of compassion, trust and perseverance.SIAMS Report May 2017