Kirk wants free assemblies
The Church would be quite happy to see five or six "well planned and presented" assemblies for each year group in secondaries. Primaries, being smaller, could have more.
The Church accepts observance has been a long-standing problem for headteachers and chaplains but contends that assemblies would give pupils a framework to reflect on "questions of life, death and God" once the parameters had been agreed with pupils, parents, staff and churches.
Its stance is markedly different from the Roman Catholic Church which insists Christianity should remain at the heart of observance.