Faith Team

Faith Team members

Who are the Faith Team Representatives 2020/21?

Every year a new Faith Team is elected. Children are voted onto the Faith Team by their peers. It is made up of two students from each of the classes from Year 3 to Year 6. Every class holds an election to decide who will represent them for the school year.

  • Hello, my name is Abdul, I will be a great member of the Faith Team because I am very caring. I wanted to be involved with the Faith Team so that I can answer people’s questions about faith. One thing you might not know about me is that I love playing ‘tig’ with my brothers and sisters.
  • Hi there, my name is Ahad. I will be a great member of the Faith Team because I am really polite and sensible. I am excited to share my knowledge of other faiths and answer people’s questions. One thing you might not know about me is that I love playing football with friends on a massive pitch outside of school!
  • Hello, my name is Filsun, I will be a great member of the Faith Team because I am very intelligent. I wanted to be involved with the Faith Team so that I have the opportunity to be part of the different celebrations throughout the year. One thing you may not know about me is that I love to paint pictures of my family.
  • Hello, my name is Jasmina, I will be a great member of the Faith Team because I am good at competitions and sharing. I am most excited about helping with the Easter celebrations. One thing you may not know about me is that I am very sporty and I love playing dodgeball and football.
  • Hello! My name is Katie. I will be a great member of the Faith Team because I am a very good speaker and will be confident in collective worships. I am excited to go on trips to different places of worship. One thing you might not know about me is that I am very creative and do lots of art projects at home by watching YouTube tutorials.
  • Hello, my name is Musa, I will be a great member of the Faith Team because I am very helpful. I am most excited about helping with the Christmas celebrations. One thing you may not know about me is that I love to play football with my friends outside of school.
  • Hi, my name is Nyalueth I will be a great member of the Faith Team because I have great ideas and love to tell people about them. I wanted to be involved with the Faith Team so that I can be part of something brand new and take on a challenge. One thing you may not know about me is that I am a great swimmer!

Why do we need a Faith Team?

Our Faith Team plays an important role in our Church School. The team meet twice every half term when they will discuss issues that are important to the children.

Part of their role includes:

  • Promoting our core school values (Charity, Patience, Hope and Faith) by being role models.
  • Ensuring that our Collective Worship Table and Reflective areas are kept clean and tidy.
  • Leading Collective Worship once every half term.
  • Monitoring Collective Worship alongside the Foundation Governors once every half term and ensuring our Anglican Traditions are included in our worship.
  • Monitoring indoor and outdoor worship spaces.
  • Helping in creating displays to show our Distinctive Christian Character.
  • Encouraging children to say a ‘thank you’ prayer in the morning before they start their day and after they have eaten.
  • Gathering information from other children and parents about their views on worship and RE in school.
  • Helping to organise events at the school (Inter-Faith and Courageous Advocacy week)
  • Creating links with our Christ Church and finding different ways we can support them.

Our Priorities for 2020/21

  • To improve our reflection areas both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • To do an audit of the resources within our reflection areas and order new equipment to improve these.
  • To continue to lead and evaluate worship and make suggestions about how we can improve it.
  • To create a booklet on Anglican Traditions for collective worship.
  • To help organise the Inter-Faith and Courageous Advocacy Week.

The Faith Team giving feedback to the teacher leading worship.
 
Monitoring Collective Worship.

Faith Team members collecting feedback from the children on what they enjoy and how we could improve.
 
Writing prayers on the Collective Worship board.

Collective Worship Monitors

Our Collective Worship Monitors in Year 6 prepare the hall for Collective Worship each morning. They have to put out chairs for the staff and benches for the Year 6 children. They close the curtains and make sure the computer and projector are set up ready for singing.

At the end of Collective Worship, they put away all of the chairs and benches and make sure the hall is ready for the next lesson or for lunch time. If there is a special celebration like Eid, Diwali or Christmas; they tidy the hall at the end which can be an enormous task!