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Collective worship – Roots and Fruits


This half-term we have started using Roots and Fruits for our collective worship.


Roots and Fruits provides creative collective worship for primary schools based in Christian values themes over a period of two years. Rooted in Bible teaching, twelve Christian values represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in everyday life.


The value for the Spring Term 1 is Perseverance

and Spring Term 2 is Justice


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Perseverance is….

Pressing on

Eager to continue

Running the race

Sticking with things

Encouraging each other to keep going

Valuing the support of others

Eyes fixed on the target

Reaching a goal over time

Aiming to complete the task

Not giving up

Commitment to keep going

Ending up where you want to be


The perseverance prayer


Voice 1                    Lord Jesus,

Voice 1                    When I feel worried about facing a new challenge,

Voices 2&3              help me to persevere.

Voice 1                    When the going gets tough,

Voices 2&3              help me to persevere.

Voice 1                    When I feel like giving up,

Voices 2&3              help me to persevere.

All                               Amen

Justice is….

Judging what is right

Understanding what is fair

Standing up for those who need help

Trying to listen to both sides

Informed and wise decisions

Caring enough to take action

Equal opportunities for all



Justice for everyone prayer


Lord Jesus Christ

In your own life on earth, you took care to listen well to people,

especially the people who no one else bothered with.

You were passionate about seeking justice for everyone.

Give us wisdom when we need to make decisions.

Help us not to jump to conclusions but to try to hear both sides,

giving everyone a chance speak.

And when we get it wrong, give us the humility and courage to say sorry.


School Prayer



Give me eyes to see the beauty around me;

Give me ears that hear only what is true;

Give me lips which speak kind words;

Give me hands which will always work hard;

Give me a heart to be a loyal friend;

In Jesus’ name,


Thank You Lord - Don Moen

Trust - Hillsong Young & Free Lyrics

SIAMS - Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are"distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".

Inspection focus

SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective. Inspectors will, therefore, not be looking to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.


The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.


Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.

  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  • How effective is the Religious Education? 
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

Outstanding SIAMs award presented by Oxford Diocese

Outstanding SIAMs award presented by Oxford Diocese 1