You can submit prayers and intentions to be added to our school prayer tree here
If you would like Fr Sam to pray for a private intention you can contact him here.
First thing in the morning, the whole school gathers together for a daily act of worship in our hall. While our collective worship is Christian in its basis, we ensure that our whole community feel welcome to be able to participate. Pupils from throughout the school are encouraged to share prayers and intentions by noting them down in our prayer corner in the school library. We regularly visit our local churches for services throughout the year as a school and individual classes.
Year 6 take on the responsibility to set up the hall for our assemblies, putting out chairs and benches, setting up our refection table and light our candle to signify the start of our worship. Each day of the week has a particular style to it. In our weekly newsletters, we share the theme of each assembly so those at home can continue conversations if they wish.
Monday is our celebration assembly. Each teacher presents three or four children with their a certificate and tells the school why they are celebrating them that week. It is a great way to start our week, reflecting on the successes of the previous one. During this assembly Our Year 6 house captains update the school with the latest house points and any child or adult who has a birthday that week is presented with a certificate and are sung to. This is the day any other prizes and notable achievements are shared with the school.
Tuesday assembly is led by our chaplain Father Sam. He helps us to learn about stories from the Bible and the Christian tradition and to think about how they affect our lives as individuals and as a school community.
Wednesday is led by our Head of Primary or our Deputy Head. During this assembly we might reflect on one of our school values, think about a local, national or global event, learn about another culture.
Thursday is our singing assembly. We love to sing at SMMA and our music teacher really knows how to bring us together in harmony.
Friday assembly is often a class assembly. This is when the whole community is invited to watch a class share their learning. This is a really enjoyable way for parents, families, staff and pupils to end the week and is always well attended. If there is not a class assembly, the assembly will be led by the Head of Primary or Deputy Head and will follow the same format as Wednesday assemblies.
Our collective worship policy can be found here collective-worship.pdf.