Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Worship

Values & Ethos Lunchtime Clubs Worship Prayers Our Year Ahead Clergy Chaplains & Chaplaincy Team

Values & Ethos

As a Church of England Academy, our Christian Ethos and Values serve as foundational gifts on which we build our lives and education. In our most recent SIAMS inspection (“017-18) we have been described in as:

  • Each member of the academy community, adult and student, is valued and enabled to flourish as a child of God.
  • Pastoral care is exemplary and demonstrates how the academy lives out its deeply held Christian values. Leaders and all staff provide excellent role models of hope and compassion; they genuinely care for each individual student and their families.
  • Students are supported to believe in themselves, each other and their teachers, so that they have a secure sense of self-worth and develop skills for their future life and learning.
  • Religious education (RE) is key to the success of the academy and gives students a growing sense of their place in our multi-cultural world.
  • Spiritual development is enhanced by the richly creative curriculum and extra-curricular provision.
  • Through worship and links with local clergy, students and staff are taken to the threshold of faith and enabled to reflect positively on their own views and beliefs.

Bishop Rawstorne holds worship at the core of our everyday life.  Our Christian Distinctiveness is directed by our Collective Worship but it runs much deeper than that. We care about human flourishing.  Whilst we recognise the diverse backgrounds each member of the Bishop Rawstorne community has, we strive to cultivate an atmosphere in which everyone can experience life in all its fullness.

Each week we investigate new themes and values in a relevant and relatable way through Collective Worship and tutor groups. This allows time for both staff and students to reflect and think. We welcome the various clergy from our local area as well as further afield to share their wisdom and gifts with us.

The Roots

In our school we promote the presence of authentic Christian values as a narrative for being/behaving that stem from and express the teachings of Christ. For this reason, we know it is essential to equip our students with Christian values that serve as deep roots in their lives.

These values take students beyond just caring and sharing. The character that we endeavour to nurture is the root, the support system for the entirety of life.

Each of these roots symbolise our core values: Peace, Justice, Trust, Radical Relationships (Koinonia), Love, Patience, Service, Honesty, Hope, Courage, Thankfulness, Forgiveness, Wisdom, Respect and Compassion. We have chosen six for main focus: Hope, Service, Compassion, Fellowship, Wisdom and Peace.

 

 

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 Lunchtime Clubs

Various clubs and groups will be running throughout the year these include: Christian Ethos Team, Searchlight Worship Band, drop-in youth clubs and general pastoral drop-in times. More information can be found in school.

 

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Worship

Tutor Group Worship

This takes place in tutor groups led by tutors and students on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon registration. The materials used in these times are planned by the Worship Team and seek to give students, and staff, an opportunity to stop, have a moment of silence, pray, and to worship God. These times are planned not to ram Christianity down students' throats but to give them the chance to hear about and explore the Christian faith for themselves, at their own pace.

 

Year Group Worship

These are times that traditionally we called Assemblies. They still contain notices and give the Heads of Year the opportunity to speak to year groups. But the key feature of these times is worship. They begin with a candle being lit, and then a Clergy Chaplain, a member of staff, a tutor group or a visitor delivers a time of thought, reflection, and prayer to engage students in exploring the theme for that week.

 

Worship Services

These take place several times during the year. They are times to celebrate Key School events and Christian Festivals. These are Christian in nature and content, and aim to meet each student where they are on their walk of faith. Celebrating together is a foundation feature of our school and brings us together as a community to worship God


Year Group Worship Rota - Autumn 2018

WB

Monday (Yr9)

Tuesday (Yr10)

Wednesday (Y11)

Thursday (Yr8)

Friday (Yr7)

Theme

27-Aug

 

 

Year 7 & 11 Assemblies

Year 8, 9 & 10 Assemblies

No Assembly

New Beginnings/ Standard & Growth Mindset

3-Sep

Mr. Cowley

Mr. Cowley

Mr. Cowley

Mr. Cowley

Mr. Cowley

Values

10-Sep

Mr. Ascroft

Mr. Ascroft

Mr. Ascroft

Mr. Ascroft

Mr. Ascroft

Connection/Community

Koinonia

17-Sep

Mr. Duckworth

Mr. Duckworth

Mr. Duckworth

Mr. Duckworth

Mr. Duckworth

 Build Your House on the Rock (Matthew 7:24-27)

24-Sept

Social Media (Mrs Lane)

Social Media (Mrs Lane)

Mrs. Lane

Social Media (Mrs Lane)

Social Media (Mrs Lane)

Social Media

1-Oct

Mrs Anglim

Mrs Anglim Sports Hall

Y11 Main Hall (Newman Colege)

Runshaw College

Inset Day & Open Evening

Mrs Anglim

Perseverance

8-Oct

Rev Janet

Rev Michael

Mr. S Lamin

Fr Andrew

Fr Marc

Justice

15-Oct

Mrs. Loveday

Mrs. Loveday

Mrs. Loveday

Mrs. Loveday

Mrs. Loveday

Charity

22-Oct

Half Term

Half Term

29-Oct

Half Term

Half Term

Half Term

Half Term

Half Term

Half Term

5-Nov

9A

No Assembly

The Challenge NCS

8A

Whole School Remembrance Worship

Remembrance

12-Nov

Mock Exam Week

Mock Exam Week

Mock Exam Week

Mock Exam Week

Mock Exam Week

Antibullying Week

19-Nov

Mock Exam Week

Mock Exam Week

Mock Exam Week

Mock Exam Week

Mock Exam Week

Respect

26-Nov

Mrs. Cooper

Mrs. Cooper

Mrs. Cooper

Mrs. Cooper

Mrs. Cooper

Advent

3-Dec

Mr. Rawlinson

Mr. Rawlinson

Mr. Rawlinson

Mr. Rawlinson

Mr. Rawlinson

Incarnation

10-Dec

Rev Janet

Rev Michael

Mr. S Lamin

Fr Andrew

Fr Marc

Christmas

17 -Dec

No Assembly

No Assembly

Christmas Services

No Assembly

Term Ends

Christmas Services

Liturgical Colours for this Term: Green during Ordinary Time (Pentecost to All Saints Day), Red between All Saints Day & Advent, Purple during Advent.

 

 

Prayers

The Academy Prayer

Heavenly Father, in Your love

You have called us to know You;

Led us to trust You;

And bound our lives with Yours.

Surround us with Your love

And Protect us from evil

That we may bravely and faithfully follow You,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Click here to download the 2017-2018 Daily Prayers

 

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Our Year Ahead

September 2017

Founder's Day Services with Bishop Philip North on September 21st 2017. A day to celebrate and remember our foundation and the Christian values that underpin our community.

October 2017

Harvest Festival-In the week beginning October 16th we will mark Harvest Festival with a series of assemblies and an opportunity for you to give generously for others.

November 2017

Year 7 Welcome Service-When St. Michael's re-opens after repairs, we welcome parents to join our new Year 7 at a service of welcome. Date to be confirmed.

November 2017

Operation Christmas Child Appeal-Send in your shoeboxes and gifts and make a real difference to children less fortunate than yourselves.

November 2017

Remembrance Day Services-In the week beginning November 6th we will mark Remembrance Day as a whole school and members of the school cohort will represent the school at a range of events on Remembrance Day itself to remember those who have fallen.

December 2017

Christmas Charity Week-As usual in Christmas week we will be supporting a couple of local charities, Emmaus and The Brick. Please give generously!

December 2017

Christmas Carol Concert-Rounding of the term and celebrating Advent for an evening of music and reflection on Wednesday 20th December at St. Michael’s Church in Croston.

January 2018

Epiphany Services-On Friday 5th January, we will mark Epiphany in school, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles.

February 2018

Ash Wednesday Services-On Wednesday 21st February 2018, we will mark Ash Wednesday with an “ashing” service for all of our students.

March 2018

Easter-Focussed Services-On Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd March 2018, all of the school will take part in our Easter services at St. Michael’s.

May 2018

Year 11 Leavers' Service-Just as they started their time at Bishop Rawstorne in church, they will mark their impending departure with a service in St.Michael’s. A wonderful occasion for our students and their parents.

July 2018

End of Year Celebration-What better way to mark the end of another academic year than an end-of-year service for Years 7 to 10. A time for thanks, to reflect and to pray for what has been and what is to come.

 

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The Clergy Chaplains:

Reverend Janet Taylor
Janet is a self-supporting member of Clergy serving the communities in Croston, Mawdesley and Bretherton. Janet is Clergy Chaplain to Years 7.

 

Reverend Michael Woods
Michael is the Rector serving the communities in Croston, Mawdesley and Bretherton. Michael is Clergy Chaplain to Years 9.

 

Father Marc Wolverson       
Marc is the Vicar at St. James in Leyland. Marc is the Clergy Chaplain for Year 10.

 

Father Andrew Brown
Andrew is the Priest-in-charge at St. Mary the Virgin in Eccleston, and Christ Church in Charnock Richard. Andrew is the Clergy Chaplain for Year 11.

 

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The Chaplaincy Team

This is a group of people including the Youth Worker Chaplain, the Clergy Chaplains, Diocesan Board of Education Advisers, members of SLT and the governing body. They work to plan and deliver worship in the school. They also work to better to support students in their exploration of the Christian Faith.

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