Worship Leaders

Worship Leaders

This year worship leaders can only help out in their bubble but they are still keen to fulfil their role. All worship leaders were given a gold dove badge and Reverend John gave them each a holding cross to help them and support them if they are feeling nervous or in need of guidance.

Worship leaders have been responsible for writing and leading services for Harvest and Christingle this year as well as helping out in daily class worship in their year groups.

Worship Leaders – Job Role

Anyone can become a worship leader and our aim will be to have worship leaders in all classes across the school. Children do not have to be worship leaders to take on a role in worship – that is something that we expect of all children.

  1. Take an active part in Collective Acts of Worship:
    • Support the teacher running worship
    • Lead the gathering, lighting of the candle, prayer and sending
    • Choose appropriate songs on occasion
    • Our aim is for worship leaders to plan and lead some class worships
  2. To lead by example, demonstrating our Christian Values at all times, showing love and nurture to all members of our community.
  3. Monitor worship and collect pupil voice after assemblies led by visitors:
    • Complete observation sheets and file in the folder in Mrs Turner’s office
    • Feedback to Mrs Turner about what they feel could be done better
  4. Monitor acts of worship delivered by staff and each other
  5. Support other children, classes or key stages in their worships as requested by teachers
  6. Check that class and school prayer areas are up to date and relevant. Take photos and complete a Big Book of reflection and prayer areas.
  7. Write a termly prayer or find a reading, which relates to the termly value, so that it can be published in the newsletter and be put in all areas of reflection for worship.
  8. Support Mrs Turner in the writing of church services.
  9. Help to organise the running of special events in school – Holy Week, Prayer Weeks, lead prayers in front of parents before shows (Nativity show, Year 6 performance)
  10. Maintain the prayer garden
  11. In conjunction with the school council, raise issues that concern them whether that be in school or on a global level and decide what to do about it. This could take many different forms: organising an assembly, designing posters to raise awareness or running fund-raising events.

We expect our worship leaders to behave in a way that truly reflects our school vision and the Christian Values we live our lives by. They are continually striving to be the best they can be, as God intended.

The School at Worship in St Nicholas Church