Collective Worship

At Dinting Church of England (VA) Primary, the daily act of collective worship is viewed as an integral and important part of school life. Through this and in the general ethos of the school we seek to promote our mission statement. “Dinting School aims to create a happy, secure, stimulating and challenging learning environment, in which each child can develop to their full potential. Dinting School aims to create a family atmosphere in which Christian care is offered to all members of the school community.”

It is a time where the school community, from a range of backgrounds, beliefs and ages, meets together at the start of day. Worship in the school is based on promoting the Christian values which permeate the ethos of the school. However children and adults from a range of beliefs and none welcome the opportunity to reflect, sing, listen and celebrate as a school community. As such, the contributions of staff, pupils, church clergy and other visitors are valued highly.

Christian Values although difficult to define, we identify the values shown on the Plaque in the entrance, of forgiveness, fairness, respect and tolerance of others, integrity, compassion, honesty and self-worth. These values are embodied in the New Commandment that Jesus gave us: John 13:34-35 “….love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples”. We also actively seek to encourage the attitudes of awe, wonder and reflection.

We aim to blend Christian teaching and values in order to create opportunities for all children to develop physically, emotionally, personally, socially, mentally and intelligently so that their self-esteem and well-being is sound and supported by ever growing emotional intelligence; leading to an understanding of their rights and responsibilities as young citizens.

Worship is led by children, staff, governors and representative of the Methodist and Anglican (Church of England) churches in Glossop. At the beginning of a week the theme is introduced. 

Autumn Term 2017

The themes and focus for this terms worship has been taken from the key points in the Church of England’s ‘Vision for Education’ document.  Educating for Hope and Aspiration In the drama of ongoing life, how we learn to approach the future is crucial. Good schools open up horizons of hope and aspiration, and guide pupils into ways of fulfilling them. They also cope wisely with things and people going wrong. Bad experiences and behaviour, wrongdoing and evil need not have the last word.