We believe that our school vision is reflected through the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Roberttown J & I School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School. We are proud of our close links with All Saints Church, Roberttown. Stephen, our curate and Jayne, our assistant priest, are regular visitors to school. They lead Collective Worship, spend time in classes and support work in RE.
Our most recent SIAMs inspection was in July 2019 and we are very proud of our report.
We have been working together to explore the Christian Values that we think represent our school most. We have chosen:
friendship endurance forgiveness peace thankfulness trust
Collective Worship at Roberttown 2020/21
During the week Collective Worship (CW) takes place as follows:
Monday: KS1/2 CW led by Mrs Smith
Tuesday: CW is led by visiting clergy (often Jayne or Stephen from All Saints' Church) or members of the Senior Leadership Team
Wednesday: Key Stage CW. KS1 and KS2 meet separately for CW led by teaching staff.
Thursday: CW in class, led by the classteacher.
Friday: Virtual Celebration CW for Y1-Y6.
The children in our Reception year group join together each day for their 'Candle Time' Collective Worship.
Collective Worship Themes
Through the year we have a range of themes for our Collective Worship. These are based on the church year and Christian values.
Summer Term 2020: Trust & Thankfulness
Autumn Term 2020: Thankfulness & Peace
Spring Term 2021: Endurance & Forgiveness
Summer Term 2021: Trust & Friendship
Our themes for Tuesday Collective Worship cover a range of people and events.
In our first half term we have found out about:
International Day of Democracy, Harriet Tubman, Ada Lovelace, International Day of Peace, Louis Braille
During this half term we will be finding out about: Grace Darling, Leymah Gbowee, Thomas Clarkson, World Science Day, Olaudah Equiano, Jane Austen
Each of our classes has their own CARE Table. This is a special place in the classroom where the children can place objects that have a particular meaning for them- perhaps a special photograph or object or something like a leaf collected on a walk.
Richard, Stephan and Jayne have all helped us to understand a bit more about Lent by running a lunchtime Lent Club.
A focal point in our Hall is the prayer tree. Children may write a prayer and place it on the tree and the prayers are then used in Collective Worship.
We visit All Saints Church regularly during the year:
- At the start of the school year
- Harvest Festival
- Christmas Carol Service
- Y6 Leavers Service
- End of the school year
Our Link with Kirumi School in Mara, Tanzania
For the past few years we have linked with Kirumi School which is in Mara, Tanzania. Around 80 churches and schools in the diocese are linked. As part of this link clergy and teachers from the diocese visited in Mara in February 2019. We sent letters to Kirumi school and Rev Stephen Rochell delivered them for us. He sent us a picture of the children.
When Stephen visited Kirumi he came and told us all about it in Collective Worship. Stephen asked us to raise mjoney for desks and on 24th May we held our non uniform day for Kirumi to raise money to buy desks. We raised £272 which will buy 9 desks!