St Michael’s CE School is a Church of England school. We have a distinctly Christian ethos, where other faiths are valued, celebrated with mutual respect, consideration, compassion and empathy towards all. Our community is diverse and we encourage everyone to discuss their faith and share festivals throughout the year to celebrate this including our annual Interfaith week.
We have close links with the local church, St Michael’s and All Angels and welcome Rev’d Ruth to school who leads Collective Worship both at school and in church with us.
While our Collective Worship focuses per half term with Christian themes which are linked to the Christian values of our school, links are made to the faiths represented in our community.
Christian Values for 2020/21
- Autumn Term 1 = Hope
- Autumn Term 2 = Peace
- Spring Term 1 = Trust
- Spring Term 2 = Forgiveness
- Summer Term 1 = Compassion
- Summer Term 2 = Friendship
St Michael’s is a place of learning where all are cared for and supported. The Scripture we chose as a school was one that we wanted to connect and link to the Archangel St Michael and his strength and courage in order that together, as one, we will be strong and show courage in all we do.
Alongside our scripture, our vision for St Michael’s is developed through our daily Collective Worship.
In the love of God, by being strong and courageous, everyone in our school family will be:
Confident to achieve well and raise aspirations by being ambitious for themselves and others.
Nurtured and protected
Courageous to enjoy and flourish fully
Our collective worship policy strengthens and supports the Christian identity of our school, reaffirms our values of St Michael’s Church of England Primary School and celebrates the central role that each child plays in their community. Our worship reflects the variety of traditions found in the Church of England and will recognise and follow the Christian liturgical year. The daily Christian act of worship is central to our ethos and is supported by all staff and governors. It makes an important contribution to the overall spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the whole school community.