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


Daily Collective Worship

School visitors

Opportunities for prayer




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


School Ambassador opportunities


Appreciating other people’s point of view

History, geography, science, computing


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


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


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



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?