We seek to encourage pupils in the planning, resourcing and evaluation of collective worship and we do this effectively through our JAM Squad. Members of JAM are assigned specific roles and responsibilities and contribute to different committees during the course of the year. For example, some pupils are responsible for creating a beautiful focal point at the front of the hall. Others are responsible for writing prayers that match the theme of our worship. Some pupils use video to evaluate acts of worship, whilst some create the weekly sign for the theme. Through weekly meetings with the collective worship leader, members of JAM are able to voice the views of others regarding collective worship and are part of the evaluation process. We do this formally after each act of worship and record it electronically, as well as informally e.g. canvasing pupils’ views on Top Table each week. JAM Squad regularly seek the views of their classmates and reports these findings to the worship leader.
Global education and global citizenship is our school approach to action taking, challenging injustice and becoming change makers from the local level to the global. Our JAM Squad take an active role in this aspect of the school's work. Their work includes choosing and raising money for charities and addressing the issues they are investigating. For example, looking through their Christian eyes before Christmas, they decided to investigate homelessness in the local area and supported the Homeless Support Project with their own idea of the 'shoebox' appeal.
As we approach the season of Lent, they have chosen to maintain support for this worthy cause and will operate 'The Lent Challenge' in collaboration with St. Mary's church.