At school, your child will be used to taking part in collective worship every day (they might call it ‘assembly’). This is not the kind of worship that some of you might be have been part of in a religious building.
At this difficult time, you might want to find time to reflect and support your child/ren come to terms with what is happening, across the world. When in school, we would hold daily acts of Collective Worship to help the children comes to terms with the world in which they live. We understand that this is not possible at this time of forced school closure.
In church schools this Collective Worship is planned to be:
At this time, many children will be missing the familiar routines of school. Perhaps you could consider conducting an act of Collective Worship, at home?
Use the link below to access FREE resources designed to support parents deal with the 'big questions' in delivering home-based acts of worship:
Acts of collective Christian worship are held daily. We have close links with our parish church, All Saints’, Barrowby. Church Ministers take worhsip, participate in classroom teaching and regularly visit the school. The children are familiar with our church through end of term services, festivals and carol services as well as using the church as part of their studies in R.E. and History. They also take part in church events, and services. Arrangements for the act of Collective Worship and for Religious Education are made by the school in accordance with the requirements of the 1944 Education Act and the Education Reform Act 1988
Parents may, if they wish, withdraw their children from the arrangements for worship. Any such requests should be made in writing to the Headteacher
We set very high standards and expectations in terms of behaviour and attitudes at Barrowby School. This is based on respect, politeness and care for other people, and for their property. We aim to develop self-discipline, hard work, positive attitudes and good manners, to create a happy learning environment.
We believe that praise and encouragement in achievements will foster, nurture and maintain high standards of discipline. On occasion your children will bring home Barrowby School Commendations, Certificates and reward stickers as a tangible acknowledgement of their efforts and achievements.