Church School and Collective Worship
’soar high on wings like eagles’. (Isaiah 40:31)
We are very proud to be a Church of England Primary School and uphold the Church of England's vision for education:
Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
More information about the vision for education can be found here:
As a Church of England School we have close links with the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education. More information can be found here: https://www.leicester-dbe.com/
As well as being part of the Leicester diocese we have close links with St Stephen’s Church Woodville. The children regularly visit St Stephen’s and during their career at Woodville C.E. Junior School have the opportunity to lead acts of collective worship. Fr Tom Barnfather was a regular visitor to school and lead an act of collective worship every month before his retirement. We currently don't have a visiting priest, although this year we have established relationships with Ashby Youth4Christ, the Assembly Team and Rev. Rick Tett who all visit us at least termly.
The Big Picture
SIAMS - Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
Before lunch we celebrate the food we eat by saying grace while during our acts of collective worship we conclude by sharing our School Prayer or the prayer that Jesus taught us (The Lord’s Prayer).
Our lunchtime 'grace': For what we are about to receive,
may the Lord make us truly thankful, Amen.
Here is our school prayer:
This is our School
Let peace dwell here,
Let the rooms be full of contentment,
Let love abide here,
Love of mankind,
Love of one another,
Love of life itself
And love of God.
Let us remember that
For every hand that builds a house,
Every heart makes a school.
Collective Worship is an important part of the school day where we take time to come together and reflect as a whole school community. We hold a daily act of Collective Worship in school which is a time where children can connect with their own inner peace and response to what is being shared and for the whole school community to appreciate the school's distinctively Christian Values in the context of wider Christian Worship. This may take the form of whole school worship, year group worship or class worship.
We believe that Collective Worship should be both meaningful and in keeping with the ethos of the school, promoting spiritual growth and development and the opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer. It plays an important part in affirming and celebrating the beliefs and values of the school community as expressed in our school aims.
Collective Worship should be a special time that is qualitatively different from the rest of the day and may involve communal celebration, reflection or the challenge to think differently.
COLLECTIVE WORSHIP : 2022-2023
This year we continue to take a look, every term, at one of the values in the 'ROOTS AND FRUITS' scheme.
The values this year are:
- Truth & Truthfulness
COLLECTIVE WORSHIP : 2021-2022
As we move from the restrictions of the pandemic, each term we take a closer look at one of the values in our Collective Worship, following the 'ROOTS AND FRUITS' scheme.
The values this year are:
Father Tom visits regularly to lead acts of collective worship.
Termly plans for Collective Worship 2022-2023
Termly plans for Collective Worship 2021-2022
Celebrate with song
Following the restrictions due to the pandemic we have returned to whole school singing during our acts of collective worship.
Mrs Haywood worked very hard during the pandemic to Keep Woodville Singing! every week on zoom for 30 minutes of song and celebration.
The 'Soar' award
The 'Soar' award is given every week to a child from each year group who has demonstrated one of the school's values.
The Spring Term 2 2021 awards were been awarded to those children whom the teachers feel have displayed one of the above values most in their classes. The recipients are:
Class 2: Ellie - WISDOM
Class 3: Noah - JOY
Class 4: Olivia - PEACE
Class 5: Flynn - PEACE
Class 6: Riley - JOY
Class 7: Kian - WISDOM
Class 8: George - WISDOM
Class 9: Romeo - DIGNITY
Class 10: Liam - PEACE/COMMUNITY
Class 11: Blake - DIGNITY
Class 12: Cara - JOY
A very well done to all of you!
SPRING 1 2020 - Congratulations to all of our value award winners who have shown PERSEVERANCE this term!
Anti- bullying ambassadors visited us from Granville-19.11.19
Anti-bullying video 19.11.19
Remembrance Service- 11.11.19
July 2019- Creative Christianity Club
11.6.19 - Y3/4/5 Pentecost Service
1.5.19- Class worship in Class 6 making friendship bracelets- sticking together- Proverbs 18.24
Congratulations to our ‘Forgiveness’ value award winners 👏 Spring 2 2019: Jake, Kai, Harry, Connor, Allisah, Ashleigh, Lucy, Lola, Harry, Kysha, Liam, Bobby
Y5/6 RE Children's Conference - looking at VALUES. 21.3.19. Mrs Hollis took a group of 8 pupils from Y5/6 to this exciting event. The pupils had a fantastic, fun, creative day. Mrs Hollis is so proud of them with their questions, answers, thoughts, teamwork skills, etc.
Congratulations to all the winners of our ‘Compassion’ values award (Oct- Dec 2018): Bentley, Rebecca, Bradley, Cara-Jean, Melissa, George, Katie, Roxy and Bobby
Creative Christianity Club- Advent and Christmas
Remembrance 2018 - Woodville Remembers
Well done to all the winners of the Generosity values award (Sept- Oct 2018). Congratulations to Lily-Mae, Noah, Jazzmyn, Max, Amy, Ava, Robert, Isla, Alissah, Kady, Libby and Kieran
Our FRIENDSHIP value certificates this term have been awarded to:
Taylor, Faye , Sam , Kysha , Abigail, Lewis , Curtis , Evie , Ella , Josh and Kian . CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!