At Micklehurst, we are extremely proud of our pupil-led Ethos Council. The children work as a team to help drive our school vision, ethos and Christian distinctiveness. They meet regularly and play an active role in planning and leading some of our collective worships, taking part in learning walks and looking for ways to promote our school values.
What have our Ethos Council been up to lately?
The Junior Inspection
Recently, four members of our Ethos Council - Amelia, Eden, Zac and Hayden - planned and carried out their own Junior Inspection to assess the impact and effectiveness of Religious Education and Collective Worship. The inspection also provided the team with an opportunity to see whether our school values and ethos were present in both classrooms and the playground. Click below to discover what our Junior Inspectors found out...
Read about our Junior Inspection in the Tameside Correspondent
As members of the Ethos Council, one of our roles in school is to contribute to the planning and delivery of Collective Worship. Each week, we reflect on the themes and content of our Monday Collective Worship assembly and write a prayer for each year group to share during their class worship the following day.
Autumn Term 2021
One of our Collective Worship themes this term was 'peace' and we have enjoyed coming together to mark International Day of Peace 2021. During our Collective Worship, we learnt about the different symbols of peace and where they originated from, including the dove and the rainbow. We were also given time to reflect on the importance of peace and where we can find peace in our daily lives.
Our Ethos Council members then wrote their own prayer in response to the Collective Worship to share with the whole school community and mark this important day:
Another theme we've marked this term is Remembrance. We reflected on the sacrifices made by so many and how grateful we are for everything they've given us. Our Ethos Council wrote a prayer to share during Collective Worship and Father David posted it on Facebook so that members of the Mossley Parish could pray with us.
Spring Term 2022
This half term, our Collective Worship focus has been LOVE. Love is one of the Fruits of the Spirit that form our school values and the Ethos Council have been busy helping each class to create a reflection area that links with this theme. We've also been sharing bible stories about love, including the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Parable of the Two Sons. The children have enjoyed reflecting on the theme by contributing to our reflection areas with their own ideas about what love is and how we can show it in our daily lives.
We've been singing some of our favourite hymns that celebrate love, including The Magic Penny.
Take a look at some of the REFLECTION AREAS in our classrooms this term…
During the second half of the Spring term, we began our Collective Worship assemblies by discussing the theme of PEACE. Check out the pictures below of some of our classroom REFLECTION AREAS…
Amelia, who is a member of the Ethos Council, was inspired by one of our Collective Worship assemblies discussing peace and the current situation in the Ukraine - she desperately wanted to do something to help and decided to plan a Bake Sale. Our entire community came together to make cakes and sweet treats and so far we’ve raised £400!