Ours is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary Academy, which means that the church and the Christian faith have a high profile in the life of the school. We are very proud of being part of the Church School family. Our values underpin all that we do and are shared with the whole school community. We have a close relationship with the local churches; we take our distinctiveness as a Church School seriously and set great strength by the quality of the relationship within our community. Welton St Mary’s, as part of the Church School family, celebrated 200 years of Church Schools in Lincolnshire. -Y6 pupils attend and take an active part in the Church Schools Festival in the Summer. -We have taken part in a Cathedral singing concert. -We attend Church for services at Harvest, Christmas, Easter, Ascension and for Y6 leaving services -We visit local churches to support our RE and PSHE curriculum. Local clergy regularly visit our school and we have close links with our Bishop’s visitor all of whom regularly lead collective worship.
- keeping the reflection areas tidy
- writing prayers for Collective worships
- demonstrating how to live through our Christian school values
- meeting once a week to reflect on their roles, discuss how their jobs are going, write prayers and lots more.
- feeding back the minutes of our meetings to our governors
- monitoring the playground looking for children who don’t have anyone to play with, so they can invite them to play with them
- looking for children who are using their Welton St Mary’s School Values
- helping Mrs Gough in Collective Worships and at Church services by acting out plays, telling stories and reading prayers
- leading Collective Worships
- evaluating collective worships
- plan and create a display for the entrance of the school to share our School values with visitors
- Preparing information for each class reflection area.
- working with Family Hour to share our Christian values
- working with St Mary’s Church
Alongside our School Council the Collective Worship Council represent our school and are important leaders. From myself (Mrs Gough) and all of the Collective Worship Councillors thank you for taking the time to read our page and…. MAY THE PEACE OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU ALL! Some of the children have written some commandments for parents, which we thought you might like to share in.
Bishop of Grantham