The daily act of collective worship plays a central part in the life of St Edward’s CE Academy Cheddleton and is a means by which the school’s Christian vision and values are expressed.

Our collective worship themes are firmly rooted in biblical narrative.  A bible quote is introduced at the beginning of each half termly worship theme and is displayed and referenced throughout.

Our whole school worship format includes a Trinitarian opening, the lighting of a three-wick candle, an Anglican greeting and a sending out all led by members of our Christian Council. Songs/ hymns/ reflective music are used, along with the reciting of our school creed and child led prayers.

Worship PowerPoint

Trust Deed and 1988 Education Act

Our daily act of collective worship is in accordance with the Trust Deed of our academy which requires worship to be consistent with the faith, principles and practices of the Church of England.

We also take into account the 1988 Education Act that states,

‘…all pupils in attendance at a maintained school shall in each school day take part in an act of collective worship’

and that this should be …’mainly of a broadly Christian character’

Our aims and organisation of worship

We aim to provide a variety of worship experiences.  Our current organisation of worship is as follows:

Monday – Celebration assembly led by the Principal

Tuesday – Whole school worship led by Mrs Huckfield (Worship lead)

Wednesday – Class worship led by staff

Thursday – Visitor or class led worship

Friday – Whole school ‘Worship in Song’

This follows the same format as our other acts of collective worship to ensure that it is more than simply a ‘hymn practice’.

Celebration Assembly

This is a time where we gather to celebrate the children’s achievements both in and outside of school.  Teachers will identify children who have achieved academically or personally (our GOLD Awards – linked to our Christian values).

We also celebrate attendance with an award for the class with the highest attendance percentage that week. Children share achievements and awards they have gained in out of school clubs too.

This is still regarded as an act of worship through singing our school blessing at the beginning and ending with a prayer.

Church Services

Each year group is timetabled to lead worship for our school church services held at St Edward’s Church which include Harvest, Remembrance, Christmas and Easter.

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.