Worship, Spirituality & Church of England School
November 2022 SIAMS church inspection report.
Our school definition of Spirituality. Representatives of children and staff composed this definition together.
Click on the link below - for our Forest School page.
Forest School forms a huge part of how children explore and express their spirituality and creates a time to reflect and share.
Church of England School
Being a Church of England school may look like just a few words on a sheet, but they say everything about the ethos of the school. We want the children and young people in our care to know about God, we do this with RE lessons, but also with knowing about Christian festivals such as Christmas and Easter, why they are important and the story behind them. We make extra provision for these to be celebrated, along with Harvest, so that children grasp an understanding of God and Gospel Values.
In using these festivals, and other occasions throughout the year, we encourage the children to be active in learning and singing hymns and in knowing the Lord’s Prayer. Praying is an important part of being a Christian and whether children are baptised or not, or taken to church regularly or not, knowing how to pray is an important asset.
Reverend Mark comes in to school to lead Collective Worship fortnightly, he works alongside teachers to deliver the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus and will talk about particular issues. As a foundation governor, Reverend Mark also supports the monitoring of RE teaching as required.
Much Birch Church is visited when exploring special places and understanding how places of worship are built and function.
From our learning walk, showing how we incorporate prayer, spirituality & reflection in our classes:
Y1 Harvest display
Y4 Harvest Painting
We will flourish and reach our God-given potential.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit. John 15:5
Merry Christmas from all at Much Birch
Much Birch shares a common ethos statement with all other Church of England Schools in the Hereford Diocese.
“Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian Values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.”