St. Barnabas School Barnetby is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary, which means that the church and the Christian faith have a high profile in the life of the school. Our Religious Education Policy can be read here.
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 church; we take our distinctiveness as a Church School seriously and set great strength by the quality of the relationship within our community.
Y6 pupils attend and take an active part in the Church Schools Festival in the Summer.
We attend Church for services at Harvest, Christmas, Easter, Collective Worship and for Y6 leaving services. We visit local churches to support our RE and PSHE curriculum and local clergy and faith leaders regularly visit our school and we have close links with our Bishop’s visitor all of whom regularly lead collective worship.
Collective Worship is a time when the whole school, or groups within the school meet together in order to consider and reflect on common concerns, issues and interests. It offers all pupils an opportunity to worship through engaging in relevant, meaningful experiences and provides opportunities for the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Collective Acts of Worship are held every day, either for the whole school, or for individual classes. They are based on our church school values which are Forgiveness, Friendship, Peace, Trust, Thankfulness, Hope, Perseverance and Compassion. Moral and social issues are also raised in Collective Worship and there are opportunities for spiritual reflection. Christian hymns, prayers and periods of quiet thought are regularly included.
Our Collective Worship Policy can be read here.
Monday: Choral Worship
Tuesday: Whole School
Wednesday: Class Worship
Thursday: Gold Book
Friday: Family Worship
Christian Value’s Champions
Each week we celebrate ways in which our school community has demonstrated that they are living through our Christian Values. Staff and children carefully select members of our school who have shown that they are reflecting our value in their everyday lives.
Congratulations to the children who have received a Christian Values Champion certificate.
Collective Worship Council
Being a church school is very important to us. The collective worship council meets regularly with Mrs Welton and Mrs Stothard, our Bishops Visitor, to talk about how we can improve collective worship for everybody in school.
The collective worship council plan and lead collective worship and Church services, ensure the class reflection areas and church school table are tidy and led the Grace at dinnertime.
The collective worship council also evaluate collective worship so we can improve them. They will regularly seek the views of their classmates.
The worship council monitor the school environment with regard to church school distinctiveness and feedback strengths and areas to develop with all staff.