Our Connection with The Church
Claverley is a Church Aided School and part of the Hereford Diocese. We have very close links with All Saints Church, Claverley. The vicar leads worship and supports RE lessons in school. We visit the church regularly to celebrate significant Christian festivals such as Harvest, Easter and Christmas. Our children contribute to these services as well as other community events such as the church Flower Festival and Remembrance Day.
We are lucky to have an active and lively ‘Open the Book team’ who share Bible stories with the children weekly. They use the Lion Storyteller Bible to act out or tell the story and share the key messages.
As a Church of England School, our Christian Values underpin all that we do. Each half term we focus on a particular value. We then display this value in our entrance hall and corridors using images and quotes, from the Bible and elsewhere, to help the children fully understand what they mean and how they link to their own lives. We have a launch collective worship session for each value to bring it into sharp focus for the half term. We also focus on the value every week in our collective worship.
We also have our core values which are fundamental in helping to develop our children to be responsible citizens of the future. Our core values are: Forgiveness, Truthfulness, Responsibility, Trust, Friendship and Compassion.
Our values are the foundations of our behaviour policy, and we use them to talk to the children about their actions, to help them understand consequences. This then helps them to make changes and choices to ensure they are following our values within school and in their own lives at home.
We did a lot of work on being back together in March 2021.
Our Calendar of Christian Values
Spring 1: Creativity
Summer 1: Peace
Sumer 2: Trust
This year we have celebrated Harvest in a very different way. We missed being able to come together in the church as a whole school community. Garry produced a Harvest Festival for us all to watch and each class have contributed too! A BIG thank you to everyone who has donated tins, packets and toiletries for the Bridgnorth Foodbank. It just shows that even though we couldn’t all get together in person, we are all able to take the time to support others