Weston Hills CofE Primary School
‘Learning for Life in a Community that Cares’
Weston Hills is proud to be an inclusive and caring Christian Church school. Through our core values of Faith, Hope and Love we aim to nurture and inspire our whole community. We are committed to offering a stimulating, ambitious, creative curriculum, enabling children to move on as successful learners, confident in their ability to adapt and grow as God intended.
‘For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.’ (Matthew 18:20)
Our core Christian values are Hope, Perseverance, Generosity, Respect, Courage and Friendship.
We are proud of our status as a Church School and to belong to the Church of England within our community. Our distinctive Christian vision is at the heart of the school and drives our ambition to nurture all our pupils and help them realise their potential as God intends.
The school week starts with a whole school act of invitational collective worship to which all pupils, staff and any visitors in school are welcomed. In addition we invite parents to join one of our weekly collective worships and have regular opportunities for them to share special celebration times e.g. Harvest, Christmas, Christingle.
Daily collective worship is invitational and offers staff, children and visitors an opportunity for quiet reflection, stillness, music, prayer and celebration. The rota of variety of acts of worship- silent worship, outdoor worship, worship led by our Collective Worship Council- ensures worship at the school is inclusive and inspirational. We also welcome our local vicar and our Bishop Visitor into school weekly to deliver worship.
There are areas throughout school which also offer and encourage moments of quiet reflection or prayer during the day. Classes also have prayer boxes for the children to use when they choose to.
A programme of collective worship has been developed using the Imaginor Roots & Fruits scheme of worship and Values for Life as its basis. This programme builds understanding of our core value of love through our termly focused values, Bible stories, visiting speakers, news, events and celebrations.
Faith at home collective worship videos are shared here:
Our Bible bites are shared here:
Collective Worship from Rev Charles and Sally Wilson (Bishops Visitor) here:
https://youtu.be/o4jh7QU7gOA - The Creation
https://youtu.be/QCpS1GOsYmI - Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead
https://youtu.be/0_ZA9XTbj-A - Jacob Part II
https://youtu.be/IVYBlkHwp3w - Noah's Ark
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC and at Weston Hills we use our school values, collective worship, a creative curriculum and our PSHE programme of study to address these areas.
Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.
Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.