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Our Value for this half term is Friendship.

Spiritual Development

We believe that Spiritual Development is very much about the development of our values and the opportunities we give ourselves and our children as part of these. 

 

It relates to the search for meaning and purpose in our existence. It leads towards the understanding of self and others. It has to do with feelings, emotions, attitudes and beliefs. It is not linked to solely to a particular doctrine or faith and spiritual development is therefore accessible to everyone.

 

Our definition of spirituality

Spirituality is something that touches us all. It is not something we can see, it is something that we feel inside ourselves. Spirituality is about how people connect deeply with each other. 

 

Children are given opportunities to reflect upon the meaning of spiritual experiences. Examples commonly regarded as spiritual include:

  • Curiosity and questions
  • Awe and wonder
  • Being inspired
  • Connection and belonging to a school. community and wider world
  • Caring for others and nature
  • Heightened self - awareness, understanding where they belong within the world
  • Prayer and worship, including stillness and silence and understanding that there is a place for this.

 

                                     

 

Our school supports children's spiritual development by:

  • Giving children the opportunity to explore values and beliefs, including religious beliefs and the way in which they impact peoples' lives
  • Giving children the opportunity to understand human feelings and emotions, the way they impact on people and how understanding of them can be helpful
  • Developing an ethos within which all children can flourish, enjoy individual liberty and mutual respect and an opportunity to become and Agent of Change
  • Tolerating and understanding difference and respecting the integrity of individuals, including those with different faith and beliefs
  • Promoting learning opportunities which value children's questions, encourage deeper questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas and concerns

 

 

                  

 

The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their:

  • Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people's faith, feelings and values.
  • Sense of pride in their work and their ability to be reflective in their answers.
  • Attitudes to learning and self motivation.
  • Abilities to engage with the wider communities and those of different faiths and backgrounds.

 

Our Overview of our Whole Curriculum

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respect is recognition of each other as fellow humans made in the image of God with equal rights for all.

 

 

Our Holistic Curriculum

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