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Collective Worship & Developing Spirituality

At Bishop Loveday School, we want to ensure that all children learn and worship in an inclusive, Christian and safe environment. We work hard at promoting our Christian vision: to ensure that pupils and adults experience growth and have a sense of self-worth, the confidence to be who they are and the resilience to persevere and overcome challenges. We aim for all members of our school community to be inspired and be inspiring, making a positive contribution to the life of others.

The children participate in a daily Act of Worship, including; whole school, class, year group or phase worship. Every Friday, the children have celebration worship where the children can be publicly recognised for all their achievements both in and outside of school. 

We have close links with our local church with the Reverend being a close friend and governor of our school. Reverend Sarah leads worship in Early Years, as well as a Worship group with a selection of children from across the school. Our aims for Collective Worship at Bishop Loveday are to promote Christian values by using images, music and Bible stories. We aim to promote a growing awareness of God through prayer, visits to the local church and daily acts of worship.  Our head of worship is implementing Space Makers within our class worship, and is working closely with Oxford Diocese (ODBE) to develop a more bespoke worship curriculum. 

There is a shared vision that children will feel a part of a faith and community.  By using pupil voice, we have ensured that children have taken some ownership on collective worship, as well as, developing their leadership skills.

Children are encouraged to develop their spiritual awareness and moral compass. Children's understanding of spirituality is being developed through our 'Tree of life, life in all its fullness'.