The 1988 Education Reform Act requires that ‘all pupils in attendance at a maintained school shall on each day take part in an act of Collective Worship’. This act of Collective worship must be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character which means that it reflects the broad traditions of Christian belief’.
At Cheriton Primary we believe that Collective Worship should provide children (apart from those withdrawn by their parents) with the opportunity to be part of a daily experience which is special and separate from other daily activities.
We believe that Collective Worship has the potential to unite the whole membership of the school and therefore to develop a sense of community.
Collective worship is part of Cheriton Primary's contribution to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of every child.
Our daily acts of collective worship aim to help children to develop:
In our acts of collective worship we endeavour to:-
Themes for assemblies are planned each term in advance and set on a weekly basis.