RE, Vision and Values
Our School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England School. This means that the church and the bible are very much a part of our day to day learning.
Our School Prayer
The pupils in school spent time with Reverend Sue Martin and our RE lead, Mrs Hoddy, to write our school prayer based on our school values.
Our Collective Worship
At Ashwicken we aim to preserve and develop our religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England. We aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. At Ashwicken we encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and we promote Christian values through the experience we offer to all our pupils.
The 1988 Education Reform Act requires that there be a daily act of collective worship for all pupils, which is of a wholly or mainly broadly Christian character. Collective worship takes place each day. Pupils are grouped in various ways - as a whole school, Infants/Juniors and sometimes in class groups.
As a rule, the act of worship usually takes place in the school hall or a classroom but on certain occasions it can be held in other locations. An example of this is when our children, staff, parents and friends are invited to Ashwicken Church to take part in special acts of worship. The worship is usually led by the Head Teacher, church Reverend and other teachers. We use ‘Roots and Fruits’ values which we have linked to the Fruits of the Spirit. The theme changes each half term.
The timetable for these themes can be seen below:
Parents can exercise the right for their children’s withdrawal from worship on religious grounds.
Parents - you might like to explore our values at home using the links below...
Each Friday as part of our celebration collective worship, one per child per class is chosen to receive a special jelly bean certificate. The sweet smelling jelly bean certificate is for a child who has been 'living' one of our values. In addition to receiving a certificate, each child has a leaf added to our values tree.
Please click the links below to find out more about our vision, aims and values and how spirituality is interwoven throughout our curriculum.