Our Role as a Church School
Whixall C.E. Primary School is a Church School. We have established links with the parishes of Edstaston and Whixall, where we hold special services at least once per term. We also visit these churches as part of our work in RE. Our status is “voluntary controlled” which means that we are “controlled” by the Local Authority (Shropshire) as well as having a link with the parish.
In addition it means that every five years or so, we are inspected under the SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) legislation. The inspection is carried out under the auspices of the National Society acting for the Diocese of Lichfield.
Collective worship involves all members of the school coming together and participating in worship. Legally, collective worship should be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’. However, we conduct collective worship in a manner that is sensitive to the individual faith or non-faith and beliefs of all members of the school. Rev Armstrong leads a weekly worship session at school.
We share religious stories, teachings and hymns which celebrate half termly themes in collective worship. Collective worship takes place every day and allows for a quiet reflective time. These reflective times of worship give all children some experience of stillness as well as time to think, talk and celebrate achievements.
At Whixall C.E. Primary school, we hold a core set of Christian Values:
respect, caring, forgiveness, thoughtfulness, supportiveness, trust, perseverance
Our values are intrinsic to our school and everything that we believe. Children and staff are encouraged to identify examples of each value in their day to day practice. Values were chosen collaboratively by staff, pupils and parents.