‘Love your neighbour as yourself’
‘Turn your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding’
‘Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord’
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Both the church and the school are integral to the community as both seek to enrich the lives of all members of the community. The churches have an important part to play in the life of the school. Working with the staff and the governors, the church, through leadership of collective worship and school services seek to ensure that each child grows spiritually. Our hope is that every child should know that they are unique, special and that in their daily lives they should exhibit the school’s distinctive Christian values.
St James' Church in Harvington is part of The Arch Benefice. Please click on the link below to find out further information.
Children are encouraged to write and read their own prayers in our Collective Worship. Children may, if they wish, write a prayer to be read out in assembly, bring their own prayer to assembly to read or have read, and write prayers for a specific Collective Worship service such as Harvest Festival, Remembrance or Christmas.
Teachers also read prayers as part of Collective Worship. We also regularly say our School Prayer and the Lord's Prayer:
School Prayer (written by our Sunshine Group and our Governors)
Dear Father God our helper
Thank you for all the days at our school
Please help our community to follow in your footsteps and Persevere on our journey by
Friendship with others as Together We Achieve.
As we search for the Truth
We ask all this in Jesus’ name
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power and the glory,
For ever and ever.
‘understanding something about myself and the world and making connections with them both’
Everyone is in some sense a spiritual being. Recognising this general spirituality is part of our church school ethos as it reflects the Christian belief that God made people in his image and that all share in his purposes to bring life and allow his creation to flourish. This is part of creating an ethos that is both distinctive and inclusive. Spirituality is not just developed through RE, it is a focus across the curriculum .
Some of the characteristics of a spiritually developing person are: hopeful, reflective, forgiving, loving, truthful, peaceful, joyful, being able to show empathy, curiosity, a sense of belonging, creativity awe and wonder. These qualities can be developed in all parts of the curriculum and school life.
As a church school we work towards the whole curriculum reflecting a Christian ethos that is both distinctive but inclusive. (This means distinctively Christian but inclusive of others)
Please read our Spirituality Policy for more information.