St. Michael’s values the role the church and its core values play in their everyday life.
As a school we value the qualities of love, respect and equality which permeate throughout. There is a climate of focused learning which is enhanced and supported through a powerful sense of community. We are proud that the ethos and distinctiveness of Aldbourne as a Church school are very striking when you step over the threshold.
We are a Church of England Voluntary Aided School and Collective Worship at St Michael’s plays a central role in our life and work. It offers important opportunities to strengthen our sense of community, belonging and inclusiveness and to reinforce the respect and care we have for each other.
We are proud of the very strong links we have with St Michael’s Church and the Diocese of Salisbury. Working together we make a significant contribution to the religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of those present.
Collective Worship/Assemblies are led by staff and local clergy to the school. Our assemblies are mainly of a broadly Christian character’ in accordance with the 1988 Education Reform Act and children are encouraged to actively participate through the ‘Values for Life’ scheme.
As well as welcoming the Church to our school, we like to take the children to St Michael’s Church to celebrate Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and our School Leaver’s Service at the close of each academic year.
Religious Education is an important component of our children’s school work. Programmes of work will frequently refer to other religions particularly when tackling the lives of people from other cultures. Moral and social education is an inherent part of daily school life.
To view our latest SIAMS Report click here St Michael’s SIAMS Report May 2016.