School Church Partnership
The school works closely with our local church St John the Baptist to ensure that our pupils receive both a first class education and the spiritual guidance that will help them to change our school and Christian values into personal virtues. The headteacher meets every month with a team from the church to discuss joint projects, collective worship, services and opportunities to work together to enhance our children's experiences. This has been really successful with the school attending and contributing to services for Harvest, Advent, St John the Baptist Day, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ascension. Reverend Sami Lyndsey is on our school governing body and the parent of a pupil at the school, meaning he has an oversight of the school from different angles. The church regularly lead collective worship in the school and come along to join us for special days and occasions. The church have also started a lunchtime club twice a week for our older children. Members of the staff team at the church also support our learning in RE and have supported our visit to the Leicester Hebrew Congregation Synagogue. As well as our children visiting the church. Once a year the church visit us and we hold a family picnic and worship in our school grounds. A much loved day of happiness and coming together. Photo's below!
Apart from SJB church we are lucky to have close relationships with Holy Trinity church, who perform plays to our pupils to ensure the true meaning of Christmas and Easter are understood. Wendy from Parable Arts comes into school to deliver worship and also runs some workshops based to support our learning in RE . Being located in the wonderful part of Leicester that we are means that we have Gurdwaras, Mandirs, temples, Mosques, Synagogues and other Christian denomination churches within walking distance. We take full advantage of this wonderful fact during our RE work to ensure our children get to experience, respect and understand the other faiths around us.
Pupils at school made poppy wreaths of remembrance, which were then taken over to SJB church and used as part if their Remembrance Sunday service.