Christianity at Newburgh School

 

As a Church of England primary school Christian values are at the heart of everything we do. We have six Gospel Values:-

 

Respect

Trust

Forgiveness

Hope

Thankfulness

Friendship

 

We look at one Gospel Value per term. Children are introduced to the Gospel Value for that term in their School Families during a half day session at the start of term and they are then encouraged to model this value in school.

 

The Gospel Value for the Autumn term is RESPECT

We are learning at school about the importance of treating others, ourselves property and our environment respectfully.

"Respect - to get it you must give it." - Anon.

We launched this value with a special collective worship about respect on Monday 6th September. Our unique Gospel Morning then followed with everyone from Reception to Year 6 being assigned a Gospel Family. Within this family our children completed activities and learned more about this value to demonstrate their understanding of how important it is to live this value out in their daily lives.

Powerpoint shared during Collective Worship to launch the value of Respect.

Powerpoint delivered by Spiritual Leaders on the value of Respect.

 

Spiritual Leaders

 

As Spiritual Leaders in each year group, all children are given the opportunity to prepare the weekly class worship and lead on the planning and delivery of a whole school worship once every half term. At the end of the child-led worship, the Spiritual Leaders are then presented with a certificate to recognise what they have done within their year group.

The rainbow certificate demonstrates all the knowledge and skills the Year 6 child has applied during their journey as a spiritual leader from Reception to Year 6. Children gain one stripe of the rainbow each year, starting with red and working towards violet to complete the rainbow in  Year 6.

The Spiritual Leaders are responsible for ensuring that their class reflective worship area is clean, tidy and up to date with their learning in R.E. as well as the termly Gospel Value.

Spiritual Leaders are also able to participate in a weekly lunchtime club to develop their knowledge of our school vision, values and understanding of worship.

Spiritual Leader's Easter Assembly

 

Our Spiritual Leaders delivered an Easter Assemble to the whole school. Their presentation is here.

Key Stage 1 Harvest Worship

 

It was disappointing to have to cancel our planned Harvest worship in church when our children had worked so hard to prepare their worship. We filmed the worship instead and this can been seen using the link below:

 

Key Stage 1 Harvest Worship

Worship in Church

 

We try to have regular services in our beautiful church, Christ Church, Newburgh.

 

Welcome Worship

 This was a wonderful service led by our Year 6 children to welcome our new families to our school. Year 6 and Reception buddies were also announced and the Year 6 children also received their Prefect badges.

Welcome Worship in Church

 

National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report (SIAMS)

 

As a church school we are routinely inspected by the Diocese in addition to other statutory inspections. At our last inspection we were graded as Outstanding.

A copy of our latest report can be found here.