Collective Worship

Each one of you has a special gift from God. Use it to serve other well.

1 Peter 4:10

At Wyvern St Edmund’s Collective Worship plays a significant part in the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of students, which in turn impacts on their readiness to learn and achieve.

We embrace the Church of England’s vision for education which is inclusive and serves the common good. Therefore, Collective Worship provides an opportunity to reflect on the key elements of the Church vision of Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity.

Collective Worship plays a significant role in our wider curriculum that intends to provide students with opportunities to; explore and develop their own values, beliefs, and spiritual awareness; promote high standards of personal behaviour; a positive and caring attitude towards other people; an understanding of social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity
and richness of other cultures.

Collective Worship at Wyvern St Edmund’s is defined as a time when the whole school, or groups within the school, come together to consider and reflect on common concerns, issues and interests. Collective Worship opens with the bidding prayer for the week and will relate to the thought for the week.  Collective Worship at Wyvern St Edmund’s is invitational, inclusive and relatable, covering contemporary topics that impact our young people as well as recognising and celebrating key Christian festivals.

Collective Worship contributes significantly to the ethos of Wyvern St Edmund’s and it is our aim
to ensure it is a time when the school community can:

  • Share common aims and values
  • Celebrate achievement and special times
  • Explore together the world in which we live
  • Reinforce our community spirit
  • Worship God.

We also intend that Collective Worship contributes to the development of the student as a whole person by providing opportunities to:

  • Worship that which is considered meaningful with opportunities for spiritual encounters
  • Consider spiritual and moral issues
  • Explore their own beliefs
  • Develop their own spirituality
  • Reinforce positive attitudes
  • Participate and respond
  • Reflect on what it means to be human
  • Develop an empathy with different beliefs
  • Learn about the personhood of Jesus
  • Explore our core values and how they can guide us in our daily lives.

For more information about Collective Worship at WSE, please contact Mrs C. Smith,
Deputy Headteacher: