About Us

Simply Collective Worship has been written to support the busy life of any primary school.  As teachers it is important that we reflect on our experience and practice in the classroom.  Our resource is based on the experience we have gained as teachers and in providing support and training to teachers.

4 Year Cycle

Simply Collective Worship is a four year set of assemblies and thoughts for the day.  Single yearly cycles can be bought separately.  Click here for more information. All our resources are e-documents and work well when downloaded to an electronic device.

Themed Series

New for 2020, our Themed Series is a selection of our assemblies taken from the 4 year resource organised into relevant themed resources. Click here for more information.  All our resources are e-documents and work well when downloaded to an electronic device.

How will our resources help your school?

The four year scheme is designed so that it can simply be reused after four years.   The planning will always be updated and available from this website.  The four year scheme can be used again and again.

All of our resources encourage your community to come together, either as a whole school or as a class, to take time out from a busy school day.  Reflection questions will allow pupils to think and reflect on relevant themes.

Our easy to use weekly themes paired with the comprehensive planning documents builds individual and community values, whilst reducing teachers planning and preparation time.

The ‘Four Year Scheme’ and the ‘Theme Series’ provide regular opportunities to develop community and individual values, including SMSC development.  Details about values and SMSC development are clearly outlined in our planning documents.  There are a range of religious and cultural events included throughout the resources supporting multicultural and intercultural development.

About The Author

Phil Lord is a trained Religious Education teacher who has led two successful RE departments and worked as a valued RE advisor in three local authorities in North Wales.  He currently supports two Standing Advisory Councils for RE (SACREs) and for two years he chaired the Welsh Association of SACREs at a time of great educational reform.  He was also the Welsh representative on the European Forum for Teachers of RE (EfTRE).  Phil is passionate about developing high quality and engaging opportunities for Religious Education and Collective Worship.  Phil has worked with and created resources for pupils from the Foundation Phase through to Key Stage 5 including KS3 text books for CAA Aberystwyth University.  As part of his role working for Local Authorities, Phil has worked extensively in the area of primary school improvement.


Phil has recently started as an independent RE consultant and can provide tailored training for schools on all aspects of Religious Education and Collective Worship.  For more details contact