RE and Collective worship
Welcome to St Stephen's R.E. and Collective Worship Page!
All our year groups take responsibility for leading a special Worship time over the year three of which are very important in the Christian calendar are held in St.Stephen's church: Harvest; Christingle and Easter. The others: Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Eid and Remembrance Day are held in school. Parents are warmly invited to attend these special acts of Worship.
Our Worship Wardens play an important role in supporting the leaders of daily Worship. They apply for this position and are responsible for planning the half termly Worship with the Headteacher throughout the year.
Their roles and responsibilities as well as the planning include:
Setting up the halls & tables for Worship, Celebration and Prizegiving
Setting up and managing the IT system during Worship
Participating in leading through drama, prayer, welcome/sending and readings
Leading their own Worship reflecting upon and evaluating the value of the term
Asking children and staff to evaluate our Worship
Monitoring the Reflection Areas in classrooms, giving staff feedback
Collating information for our Collective Worship floorbook
Asking the Big Questions and collating responses.
Supporting the headteacher with the Reflection table displays and Worship display board
Attending the Diocesan Conference for RE and/or Worship
RE and Collective Worship policies
RE syllabus and RE curriculum overview
At St Stephen's we are proud to work in partnership with our local church, Diocese and local faith communities. During the period of Advent, we worked with the church to deliver food parcels to our families as well as the local parishioners. The children proudly made craft items to share with the local community. It is important for us to live out Jesus' message of treating other people how we would want to be treated ourselves.
Our children are surrounded by opportunities that encourage and develop prayer, contemplation and spiritual reflection. They are given experiences to live out the message of Jesus and are offered a curriculum that seeks to question, reflect, wonder and delve deeper- searching for answers to the meaning of life's experiences.
These photographs celebrate some of these 'awe and wonder' places in school.