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Collective Worship Issues in Primary Schools

Understanding the significance of collective worship and planning interesting and relevant worship is of increasing importance in light of the increased interest of Ofsted in collective worship and its relationship to the teaching of British Values.

Part day course for

Collective worship co-ordinators, headteachers and deputies

Presented by

Justine Ball - General Inspector/Adviser for Primary RE

Knowledge and understanding

  • The legal requirements for collective worship and how to meet the increased interest from Ofsted.
  • How to develop up-to-date policy and guidelines.
  • How to ensure inclusive collective worship is provided that promotes British Values as well as children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Participants will learn how to

  • Create policy and practice which enables the school community to participate in assemblies.

Course content and methodology

  • Presentation.
  • Discussion groups.
  • Demonstration of ideas.

Intended impact on practice

  • Improve the sense of community and contribute to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, as well as British values within the school through worthwhile worship times.

Participants should bring

  • Current collective worship policy.

Other Booking Information


standard rate

Provided by: Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College

Course code: RELI1858

Standard rate: £144

Subscribers: £120

SLA: £75