At Newfield School we recognize the immense value of Collective Worship and strive to provide the best experiences for our students to ensure that all of our children’s and staff’s spiritual needs are met.
Due to the cultural diversity of the population of Newfield School, we hold a DETERMINATION from BwD SACRE which allows us to hold Collective Worship which has a focus on the 4 areas of spiritual development, rather than content being of a wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character, which we consider to be more appropriate and enriching for our school family.
These 4 areas of spiritual development enable all students to develop relationships with themselves, others, the environment and God, whatever that means to them.
Parents/Carers have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship and should contact school if they wish to do so.
Collective Worship is held in class each daily. Once each week whole phase Collective Worship takes place in the hall. There is a Collective Worship theme calendar which gives a different theme for each week and identifies any key religious or cultural events taking place each week.
In order to ensure that all pupils of all ages and abilities feel included in the time of Collective Worship it has a strong emphasis on engaging the senses. Students have a role to play in Collective Worship as leaders and participants and contribute to worship through poems, prayers, dramas, songs, images. More information can be found in our Collective Worship Policy.
A range of visitors are invited to contribute to Collective Worship at various times throughout the year.
Parents, Friends and Governors are invited to attend school to participate in Collective Worship at special times during the year by letter and are always very welcome.