At St Chad’s School, Jesus Christ remains central to every aspect of school life. We aim to be a living, loving and sacramental community which is in inspired by the life of Christ and the teachings of the Church, rooted in Gospel values.
Acts of worship may take place at any time during the day. It may take the form of a single act of worship with the whole school community or separate acts of worship in school/class groups. Collective Worship in our school is an integral part of our ethos, aims and relationships, as Christian values permeate all aspects of school life and all relationships. It is a way of deepening our relationship with God together and individually. Every class celebrates the end of each Come and See topic with an act of collective worship, these are planned by the children, using their ‘Respond’ booklets.
We aim to:
· To develop an awareness and understanding of the presence of God in each individual child’s life and to encourage a personal response to that presence
· To allow each child to develop their conscience and make sound moral judgements based on commitment to following Christ
· To offer opportunities to deepen their faith and foster attitudes of care and respect for each other
· To live, experience and understand the Liturgical life of the Church through the Liturgical Year together with Solemnities and Feast days
· To promote sacramental life of Christian families and to encourage parents to take an active part in the preparation of their children for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation
· To foster school-parish links to ensure that our children remain exposed and committed to the Catholic faith experiencing liturgy and worship beyond and realms of the school curriculum
· To enable each child to participate and respond to liturgy and worship A daily act of collective worship is central to the Christ-centred ethos of our school and to our mission of ‘’. Christ’s teachings of love, peace and justice being at the heart of all we do.’
· Worship in our school is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God.
· Each act of worship follows the four fold action of Gathering, hearing God’s Word, Responding to the Word and being sent forward with a Mission based on the worship we have participated in.
Each classroom has a dedicated prayer area where the class pray at regular intervals throughout the day.