Church School Distinctiveness
 
 
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The vision of the Lincoln Diocese:

'Church schools serving their communities through excellence, exploration and encouragement within the love of God. The diocese of Lincoln is called to faithful worship, confident discipleship and joyful service and our church schools bear witness to our belief that every child is made in the image of God and loved by Him. They were founded for the good of their local communities so that children can be educated through the values and stories of Christianity.'

 
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Religious Education

Maintained schools (voluntary controlled schools) are required to follow the locally agreed syllabus for RE, which is provided by the local SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education). Within the Diocese of Lincoln, there are two different locally agreed syllabuses for RE:

Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2018-2022

As a school we have mapped out the following overview to deliver the content of the syllabus, please click on these links to read our long term planning:

Digby LTP and Road Map 

 
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Collective Worship
 
All church schools worship should reflect the rich traditions of prayer and worship that characterise the worldwide community of Christians. School policy and practice also need to conform to legal requirements concerning worship, in that it must take place every day and should follow the requirements of the Trust Deed. In community schools the requirements for the content of collective worship, while less specific, also necessitate that worship should reflect the broad traditions of Christian belief and be , wholly or mainly of a broad Christian character.'
The Lincoln Diocese regards collective worship as a centrally important element of school life. It should be an enjoyable and uplifting time for ADULTS and YOUNG PEOPLE alike.
 
To help answer the questions:
 

How can we be distinctive in our worship?

How can we be explicitly Christian, welcoming and inclusive?

How can we be inspirational, enagaging and exciting?

How can we provide a safe atmosphere in which pupils can talk and think freely about God?

Please click on the link below to read our policy for Collective Worship:
 
 
 
 

Where every member of the Spires community is given the opportunity to SHINE

Success All members of the Spires Federation aspire to success - for each other and for themselves. We value individuality and respect equality and diversity.

 

Philippians 4:13 - ‘I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

 

Happiness - At the Spires Federation, we believe that children learn best when they are happy and secure. Staff teach best when they are happy and fulfilled in their work. As well as trusting God, we have to create a culture where our schools are happy and harmonious for all. 

  

The psalmist says: ‘You make known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence.(Psalm 16 v 11) 

 

Inspire - We want to provide everyone with the opportunity of exploring the world through our broad and balanced curriculum and to raise the aspirations of both pupils and staff.

 

Proverbs 18:15 – ‘Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.’

 

Nurture The culture of the Spires Federation is that of a supportive, protective family that has high aspirations for all of its members.

 

Proverbs 22:6 – ‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

 

EverybodyThe Bible describes how Christians come together as a family. The members of our school family – pupils, parents, staff and Governors are interdependent: all are needed and valued and each person is important to the whole. We are working together to ensure all feel included, valued and bring benefit to the wider communities that we serve.

 

Corinthians 12:24-26 - But God has combined the members of the body….so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.