Our Values and Collective Worship
Foundation Values and Collective Worship
Our Foundation Values are central to the mission of the school and underpin our Collective worship. Each half term we breakdown these values into weekly thoughts and prayers drawing inspiration from the relevant Bible reading.
2020/21 Christian Values Focus
Autumn Term (1): Hope
Autumn Term (2): Koinonia
Spring Term (1): Friendship
Spring Term (2): Humility
Summer Term (1): Trust
Summer Term (2): Wisdom
Our 'Praise Assemblies' (school church services) follow the liturgical calendar and our school values. Parents and families are always welcome to join us for Praise Assembly*, which generally fall on the last Friday of every month (check the school calendar for dates).
We actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, respect for individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
We not only provide children with a broad general knowledge of the way the democratic system in Great Britain functions, but we give them opportunities to take an active part in the decision-making process in school by using the democratic process of voting and representation.
At St Ann's, these values are reinforced in the following ways.
Once a half term children perform a class assembly. This takes place on a Friday as part of Celebration Assembly. Children work with their class teacher to present a story, song, dance or prayer linked to their current International Primary Curriculum theme. Please see the school calendar to find out when your child's next class assembly will take place (as with every Friday assembly, families are invited to attend).
Every Friday we have a Celebration Assembly to which all families are invited. As well as praying and signing hymns we also celebrate pupil's achievements.
Prior to the assembly each teacher selects two children whose learning has impressed them during the week. In assembly these pupils are given a certificate and the reason they have been selected for a 'special mention' is shared with the school.
Children who have been entered into the 'Gold Book' for outstanding learning or behaviour three times in a term receive a 'Gold Certificate' in Celebration Assembly; to which their family are invited.
During the week staff award raffle tickets to pupils for a range of positive behaviours and learning. These are placed in key stage raffle boxes and a ticket is picked at random from each box during assembly. Children who have a winning ticket are able to choose a prize.
Other certificates and awards (for swimming or competitions etc) are also presented during Celebration Assembly.
*Currently our Praise Assemblies, Class Assemblies and Celebration Assemblies take place virtually within school, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Families will be notified when normal service is resumed.