In defence of the morning assembly;Letter
In my experience many school assemblies are in no danger of confusing the spiritual with the moral, because the spiritual never seems to get much of a hearing. The object of the assembly should be collective worship; and worship is not just vague moral uplift but the direction of the human spirit toward God expressed in prayer and praise, celebration and thanksgiving.
It is time this was emphasised and that NAHT, whose members after all know what they are taking on when they apply for headships, ought not to destroy, but to reinforce, the Christian foundations of our educational system.
I hope that those attending conference will reject any suggestion on the lines of the council's apparent thinking.
Professor Arthur Pollard. Station Road. North Cave, Brough, Humberside