As a church school, we are concerned with the development of people’s mind, body and soul. We believe that spirituality should influence all areas of education and life, therefore we aim that all areas of the curriculum contribute to pupils’ spiritual development. Spiritual development relates to fundamental questions about the meaning and purpose of life, which affect everyone, and is not dependent on a religious affiliation.
Spiritual development is not about becoming more spiritual; it is about realising or becoming more and more aware of one’s natural, innate spirituality. This is sometimes a slow and gradual process, at other times there might be significant stages of realisation, which are part of the ongoing ‘developing’ process. People do not reach a finished state of spiritual development, but participate in the ongoing process of spiritual realisation.
Here at All Saints’ C E Primary School, we recognise that helping our children meet with God in silence can be one of the most enduring gifts we give. Every class as well as the corridors, have Prayer corners and a display to help reflection. This gives the children the opportunity to have time and space to reflect on their own beliefs and values and if they wish to pray. We are encouraging children to each have their own reflection and record their responses to worship in a class prayer box.