Jesus said ‘Whoever welcomes in my name one such child as this, welcomes me.’ Matthew 18:5-7
Roberttown J & I School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School. We are proud of our close links with All Saints Church, Roberttown. Richard, our local vicar, Stephen, our curate and Jayne, our assistant priest, are regular visitors to school. They lead Collective Worship, spend time in classes, support work in RE and lead Godly play.
Our most recent SIAMs inspection was in June 2014 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
During the week Collective Worship (CW) takes place as follows:
Monday: Key Stage CW. KS1 and KS2 meet separately for CW led by teaching staff.
Tuesday: CW is led by visiting clergy- often Richard, Jayne or Stephen from All Saints' Church.
Wednesday: Celebration CW for Y1-Y6, celebrating achievements in and out of school. Parents are invited to attend.
Thursday: KS1/2 CW led by Mrs Smith
Friday: Class/Pupil group CW. Parents are invited to attend.
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.
Autumn Term 2018: Service Thankfulness Peace Hope
Spring Term 2019: Wisdom Compassion Endurance Friendship
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.