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Malcolm Arnold Academy

At Malcolm Arnold Academy we seek to broaden the horizons of each and every one of our students, helping them to achieve at the highest level both academically and in their talents outside the classroom.

Church of England

 

Malcolm Arnold Academy is a Church of England school, and forms part of the Diocese of Peterborough https://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk

 

At MAA, our distinctive Christian vision ensures all children and adults flourish because:

  • we lead through service; being connected and committed to our educational mission
  • we are educating for life in all its fullness (John 10.10)
  • we are educating to do good, seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34.14)
  • we include, invite and inspire those of all faiths and none by living our values and serving the common good, together.

Collective Worship

Our distinctive Christian ethos is one that seeks to meet the needs of all, wherever they may be on their journey of faith. Collective worship includes:

  • Daily collective stillness and reflection with year group, in roll call
  • Daily collective worship reflection/prayer with tutor group
  • Daily stillness and listening to our tutor read aloud
  • Weekly Worship assembly aligned with Church of England calendar
  • Regular celebration of House identities and achievements
  • Additional, special worship assemblies and Services to mark Church calendar event

We have strong links with our community, St Matthew’s Church Northampton http://www.stmatthewsnorthampton.org.uk/ and All Saints Church http://www.allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk/  with Rural Dean, Father Oliver Coss often in school leading services and joining in with our full time Chaplain.

 

At MAA, our distinctive Christian vision ensures all children and adults flourish because: 

  • we lead through service; being connected and committed to our educational mission 
  • we are educating for life in all its fullness (John 10.10) 
  • we are educating to do good, seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34.14) 
  • we include, invite and inspire those of all faiths and none by living our values and serving the common good, together. 

Our distinctive Christian ethos is one that seeks to meet the needs of all, wherever they may be on their journey of faith and belief. Collective worship includes: 

  • Daily collective stillness and reflection with year group, in roll call 
  • Daily collective worship reflection with tutor group  
  • Daily stillness and listening to tutor read aloud 
  • Weekly Worship assembly aligned with Church of England calendar 
  • Regular celebration of House identities and achievements 
  • Additional, special worship assemblies to mark Church calendar event 

 

During Collective Worship we aim to:

  • Offer the opportunity, without compulsion, to all students and adults to grow spiritually through experiences of prayer, stillness, worship and reflection.
  • Enable all students and adults to appreciate that Christians worship in different ways, for example using music, silence, story, prayer, reflection, the varied liturgical and other traditions of Anglican/Methodist worship, festivals and, where appropriate, the Eucharist.
  • Help students and adults to appreciate the relevance of faith in today’s world, to encounter the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and to develop their understanding of the Christian belief in the trinitarian nature of God and its language.
  • Enable students as well as adults to engage in the planning, leading and evaluation of collective worship in ways that lead to improving practice. Leaders of worship, including clergy, have access to regular training.
  • Encourage local church community partnerships to support the school effectively in developing its provision for collective worship.

 

Themes:

Daily collective worship takes place during form times and at other times during the school day. The theme for the week is discussed during form time and shares a key message, bible story, assembly, importance of the theme in world religions and reflection on what the theme means to students and staff in their day to day lives.

 

Michaelmas Term 1

Theme

Lent Term 4

Theme

1

Doing Good

1

Compassion

2

Seeking Peace

2

Lent

3

Living Life

3

Love

4

Faith

4

Honesty

5

Optimism

5

Trust

6

Fairness

6

Easter

Advent Term 2

 

Easter Term 5

 

1

Service

1

Justice

2

Courage

2

Bravery

3

Hope

3

Curiosity

4

Resilience

4

Gratitude

5

Humility

5

Fairness

6

Flourishing

6

Forgiveness

7

Hope & Joy

Pentecost Term 6

 

Candlemas Term 3

 

1

Modesty

1

New Beginnings

2

Unity

2

Patience

3

Dignity

3

Kindness

4

Faithfulness

4

Generosity

5

Loyalty

5

Vulnerability

6

Initiative

7

Reflection

 

Collective Worship Documents

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Our Vision

Malcolm Arnold Academy is a school in the heart of Northampton with simple-to-state approach: insisting on impeccable behaviour, a knowledge-based curriculum, guided instructional teaching and meaningful music and sporting experiences.

As a Christian school, we include, invite and inspire those of all faiths and none by living our values and serving the common good, together;

we are educating for ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10.10)

we are educating to ‘do good, seek peace and pursue it’ (Psalm 34.14)

Our Values

Ambitious, broad and rich education

Valuing the professional integrity of people

Impeccable behaviour

Respected and valued; we belong

Valuing knowledge and wisdom

Meet the Chaplin

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Church of England Documents

SIAMS

www.churchofengland.org/about/education-and-schools/church-schools-and-academies/siams-inspections

Policies

Gallery

Prayer & Ethics Committee

Curriculum

Chapel and Prayer Space

Love of Reading

Bible Group and Collective Worship leaders