Spiritual Development

Together we share an understanding of spiritual development:

A lifetime journey of thoughts and feelings about the meaning of life, the universe and the individual's place in the world.

Our aim is to inspire and support everyone along their path, in order that they might flourish, by providing opportunities for reflection, insight, awe and wonder in the world around them.

Spiritual development is at the heart of our curriculum.

Aspects of spirituality

School opportunities

Spirituality is a personal connection with faith, feelings and/or values.

Behaviour choices in and out of the classroom

RE / P4C

Daily Collective Worship

School visitors

Opportunities for prayer

Relationships

Celebrations

PSHE

Support with disappointment and failure

Mental health and wellbeing

Spirituality is learning about ourselves, others and the surrounding world.

Geography, science, number – links to real life

Relationships and Sex Education / PSHE

Staff ‘journeying’ with pupils

Stories

School Ambassador opportunities

Meditation

Appreciating other people’s point of view

History, geography, science, computing

Teamwork

Spirituality encourages us to use our imagination, creativity and gives us opportunity to reflect.

Literacy - poetry / texts

Mystery of number

Intrigue and curiosity

Opportunities to choose creative responses to work

Meeting targets

Self-evaluation

Daily Collective Worship

Opportunities for performance

Own research

A sense of awe and wonder

Everywhere – small things and big things

Use of all the senses

Awareness of the world

Programming

Visitors to Schools ICT

Educational visits

Forest schools

Maths, science, art, geography

Celebration of difference

Spiritual reflection is a very wide and deep activity. If it is to have meaning for those taking part, young people need to be actively involved and sharing the experience rather than listening or watching as observers.

Unanswerable questions / questioning

Debate

P4C / RE

Children’s questioning

Leadership opportunities – Sports Leaders, Worship Committee, School Council, School Ambassadors

Educational visits

Restorative practice

Teaching skills that allow time to think / respond / evaluate

Without this, how will we know we have flourished?