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Our Ethos

“Religion cannot be understood simply from the outside. It is like stained glass windows in the cathedrals and churches. You can see them from the outside and they are nothing, grey and colourless. You can see them from the inside and they are wonderful, full of life and colour. Unless they are understood as seen from the inside, religious dogmas and rituals seem grey and shapeless, if not absurd”.

Introduction

As a Church of England Academy we view Collective Worship as an integral part of our ethos, thus at Scissett CE Academy, Collective Worship (assembly) is held daily. A range of visitors supports our worship time together.

We have close links with our local church of St.Augustines and have regular visits from the Priest the Rev. s. Farrimond who often takes our morning worship time.Please click here to go to the St.Augustines website. 

Rationale

Our policy and practices are in accordance with the Education Reform Act (1988), which states that:

"Collective worship should be wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character”.

In addition, as a Church Aided Academy, we follow the Anglican Diocese of Leeds Syllabus for Religious Education, in addition to supporting units of work from the ‘Understanding Christianity’ Scheme. Our children learn about world faiths in addition to studying Christianity. RE and Collective Worship is inclusive so that all children can take part.

 

 

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