Christian Ethos

SCHOOL'S VISION

Through our Christian Faith, we acknowledge our responsibility to all, to enrich lives and show love and respect within our school. We believe in educating the whole child. We cherish everyone and encourage everyone to treat each other as a unique individual. We want the children of St Margaret’s to be caring and respectful towards one another; learn to be confident and courageous in the face of challenges; be the best they can be:

"Living Life in all its fullness'

(John 10:10)

WORSHIP

Our daily act of Christian Collective Worship strengthens and supports the Christian distinctiveness of our school, reaffirms our vision and associated values of Love, Forgiveness, Trust, Courage and Respect and celebrates the central role that each person has to play in our community. Our worship reflects the variety of traditions found in the Church of England and will recognise and follow the Christian liturgical year.

What does Worship look like at St Margaret's at Hasbury?

Worship is led by a number of staff, children and visitors and is an important part of the school day. Using a variety of sung worship, prayer, drama, storytelling, videos, liturgy and art the community is encouraged to reflect on the teachings of the Bible and on big questions about what it means to be human and the role God might play in that.

Worship at St Margaret's is inclusive and open to all, those with Christian faith, other faith or none. Together we come as a community to enjoy a time of peace, wonderment and contemplation. It is interactive, all who are present are encouraged to take part where they feel able and contribute their own thoughts and ideas when possible

Our close relationship with St Margaret's Church enables us to attend Eucharist Service each term.

We believe our ethos of inclusion and respect for all members of our school community enables children and parents/ carers to feel our acts of worship are an integral and important part of what makes a church school both distinctive and special. If you have any queries about this area of our school life please come and talk with the Headteacher.

OUR SCHOOL PRAYER

Dear God, whom we trust

Thank you that we come to St Margaret’s school

Thank you for the fun and friendships we have there

Give us the strength to be honest and kind in all we do

Help us to show forgiveness when people make mistakes

Encourage us to persevere when things are tricky and to enjoy every moment

Thank you for the kind, caring people who work with us

May we remember those who are less fortunate than us

Bless our school

Amen

OUR SCHOOL GRACE

Dear God our father

We thank you for all your care for us

And for our food and drink

Help us always to be thankful to you

For all your great goodness

Amen