At The Catholic School of St Gregory the Great, the role of a Chaplaincy Team member is varied, with set events in our school calendar relying on their participation, such as, our termly Values for Life vote to decide what our focus value will be each term, our termly Leaders in Faith sessions in EYFS and Key Stage 1 and leading Masses and Liturgical Prayer services for the whole school.
|Distribution of Prayer|
Bears to Classes
|Leaders in Faith||Termly Values Penny Vote|
There are also times when members of The Chaplaincy Team are called upon to represent our school, including providing visitors with a tour of the school and questioning potential employees on their understanding of the prayer life and ethos of a school. Members represent our school at diocesan events, travel to our Little Way Catholic Partnership schools for training or liturgies, such as Missio Masses and prayer picnics at Prinknash Abbey. Above all, the role of a member of The Chaplaincy Team is to support and enhance spiritual life of our school.
|Class Mass in our School Chapel||Playdoh Prayers in the School Chapel||Our Termly Values Display for Courage|
To learn more about the role and responsibilities of being in The Chaplaincy Team, look at the job duties and requirements that we share during our induction training at the beginning of every school year.
Chaplaincy Team members will be responsible for:
Chaplaincy Team members will be:
In our RE Inspection in 2016 we were praised for the work of the Chaplaincy Team:
“The prayer life of the school is inclusive and joyful. Prayer punctuates the school day and is part of every celebration. There is a strong focus on encouraging more pupils to organise and lead collective worship, following the excellent example of the chaplaincy team. The school chapel is at the heart of the school and used well.”
“The pupils’ ownership of prayer and worship is now led by an enthusiastic chaplaincy team which is having a growing impact on the involvement of all pupils;”
“The school council and the chaplaincy team represent the pupils’ voice to communicate ideas and feelings expressed by every class across the school. They feel their voice is heard and their opinions matter. For example, they play a key role in choosing, planning, and supporting fundraising initiatives such as St. Vincent de Paul and CAFOD.”