Collective Worship

With a caring Christian ethos, Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James aims to provide a safe and happy environment which allows every child the opportunity to fulfil their potential and make a valuable contribution to the Academy and the wider community.

We believe Collective Worship is central to the life and vision of the school. Worship expresses and helps fulfil the school aims intrinsic in all that goes on at Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James.

Here we will begin to upload Collective Worship resources which pupils and families an access at home to share in worship together.

Week Commencing 29.06.20

This week, Mrs Lewis has prepared a PowerPoint for you: Collective Worship – The fight for equality

Mrs Lewis has linked to some useful documents and videos within her PowerPoint. There is a also a special programme on Newsround that you may find interesting.

Racism can be uncomfortable to talk about. It is really important to talk to someone about your feelings if you are upset about anything you have read or heard about in the news. You can speak to an adult you trust at home or at school.

Younger pupils may like to watch Ben from CBeebies talking about treating people fairly.

Before she started her maternity leave at the end of last week, Mrs Hiorns recorded the video below, featuring the story ‘All Are Welcome’ by Alexandra Penfold.

Reflecting on the video, can you think of ways in which we show that we are all welcome and special in our school?

We pray that God’s abounding wisdom, compassion and love will guide leaders across the world to forge a better society.


Follow up work

We have been actively seeking documents to share with parents that can serve as follow up to the Collective Worship above. We have been keen to signpost to high quality resources that offer support for both parents and children. Below you will find a selection of resources we hope are a good starting point and we will continue to add to this over time. These resources are designed to be shared between adults and children, not resources for children to work through independently. All of these resources have been shared with school staff and will be utilised as part of bubble learning as appropriate.

For EYFS and Years 1-3: Teaching Race – Education Resources for Parents and Teachers

For Years 4-6:

The Economist: Racism- Child Lead Learning Resource Part 1

The Economist: Racism- Child Lead Learning Resource Part 2