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Spiritual Development

by Michael Ford last modified 21 Oct, 2019 12:45 PM
"If the spiritual is properly and fully addressed, the moral, social and cultural will fall into place more easily"- Alan Brown (formerly of the National Society)

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In Church Schools, spiritual development is a key area in ensuring distinctiveness. These resources here were developed to help schools enable continuity and progression in their provision. Ofsted’s focus is on provision, SIAMS focus also looks for progression.

The Progression in Spiritual Development Examplar takes each year group and suggests methods for children’s spiritual development through the model of encounter, reflection and transformation. This reflects and works with the windows, mirrors, doors model with which many staff are familiar.

The document is divided into the four areas often used to help schools create a definition of spiritual development:

  • Self (being a unique person and understanding self-perception)
  • Others (how empathy, concern, compassion and other values and principles affect relationships)
  • World and Beauty (perceiving and relating to the physical and creative world through responses to nature and art)
  • Beyond – relating to the transcendental and understanding experiences and meaning outside the ‘everyday’

The blank document can be used by schools to begin plotting their own provision and identifying gaps. We would recommend that this work is most effective when undertaken with advisory support. Click the icon below to visit the page.


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