Collective Worship is a legal requirement in all schools and should be a daily act of worship which is "broadly Christian in character". At Mosspits we have an inclusive approach, wanting all children and adults to have the opportunity to join in with this. Collective Worship is part of an assembly but may also be done in class if there isn't an assembly.
We do this through the use of Reflective Time - using a piece of music and something visual, with a thought to reflect upon. Prayers can also be used, these may be private and personal or corporately lead - children are given the option to "join in" these collective prayers by adding an "Amen" at the end, which means "I agree".
If children do not want to participate they are encouraged to sit quietly so the children who want to take part are able to without distractions.
Children can formally be withdrawn from acts of Collective Worship by agreement, in writing, with the Headteacher.
During the academic year 2015-16 we were involved in a project that developed or Reflective Time practice and created Reflective Spaces in school. More details can be found at the link below. This work is on-going.