Collective worship

These pages contain the Diocesan Guidelines for Collective Worship.

They offer :

Factual information
Legal compliance
Policy documentation
SIAMS criteria
Exemplar materials
Ideas and resources

The resources are constantly being updated and we would be pleased to hear from any of you who have resources to recommend which are not currently included.  

Below is the contents list form the Diocesan Guidelines for Collective Worship;

Foreword by Bishop Jonathan


The Legal Requirements for Collective Worship in Church Schools

The legal requirements for Collective Worship
Rights and Responsibilities

i)             Rights of withdrawal
ii)            Exercising the right of withdrawal

Governor responsibilities
The Diocesan Board of Education

What is Collective Worship?

The difference between corporate and collective worship
Collective Worship in the Church school context
Collective Worship and the Anglican Tradition
Inclusion and Diversity
Ethos, Values and Collective Worship
Collective Worship and Spiritual Development
Developing a Policy for Collective Worship
Monitoring and Evaluation
Inspection of Collective Worship


1.            Holy Communion in School
2.            Prayer and Reflection in Collective Worship
3.            Exemplar Collective Worship Policy
4.            Considerations for Delivering Collective Worship
5.            Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating Collective Worship

Some Resources to Support Collective Worship

Click on the appropriate heading within the Diocesan Guidelines for Collective Worship to take you direct to the relevant information you are seeking.

Please feel free to contact the info.ed [at] (subject: Diocese%20of%20Leeds%20Education%20Team%20Website%20-%20Collective%20Worship) (Education Team) regarding collective worship in your school /academy.







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