Langley Fitzurse Worship Council
Our Worship Council was set up in November 2013. The members are elected by their classmates and currently are Joel, Lola, Maya, Ellis, Sophia and Martha.
Because we are a Church of England school, our role is to help our school evaluate collective worship, and to explore ways in which we can develop the distinctively Christian character of Langley Fitzurse. We enjoy working together to make a difference; hearing and discussing new ideas, having a say and input into changes to help the whole school community understand and enjoy worshipping God.
Each year we look at how we can improve our collective worship, update this web page, and design our notice board. We have opportunities to plan & lead collective worship, help in school services at church and with Experiences, and are invited to take part in Sunday services in St Peter’s Church.
This year we are:
- Helping decide on our new school values
- Creating a display about what it means to be a church school
- Looking at the shape of collective worship
- Running a competition to design a cloth for our worship table
- Thinking about the hall as a worship space
Achievements so far
- Suggested questions for the new head teacher interviews
- Wrote prayers about our school values to share with the whole school
- Evaluated our class reflection areas and made suggestions for improvements
- Planned and led the whole school Christingle service in St Peter’s
- Looking at ways to involve parents in collective worship
- Guidance leaflet for visitors who come to lead worship
- Taking part in the SIAMS inspection and creating a guide to help other Worship Councils prepare for their inspection
- Designing the school mosaic to display our values, having helped to identify our core values
- Selecting the values for the year, and finding ways to extend their impact beyond collective worship
- Designing this web page
- Leading worship and taking part on school services
- Helping with Experiences in church
- Developing collective worship – highlighting what we find helpful, and ideas for improvement
- Developing the worship table in the hall – lighting the candle and using a cloth to reflect the colour of the church season
- Developing the prayer book
- Experimenting with ways to use the gazebo as a quiet space
- Creating a scrapbook, following a learning walk, to show how we are a church school
Our Worship Council meets each year with others from our village cluster schools to share ideas and celebrate our hard work. This good practice features on the Bristol diocese website.
For our latest minutes, please click here
Links to the prayers we created for our school values: