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Spirituality

Spiritual Development is the Heart Beat of Our Curriculum

 

At St. John’s CE we believe children live up to their potential if they are happy, have fun, feel nurtured and grow from a foundation of strong Christian Values. We value spirituality and the holistic development of the child. We fully embrace the National Curriculum by “promoting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.” Our role as educators is to guide the children in our care along the path of life.

 

“We touch spirituality when we encounter an experience on life’s journey that causes us to reflect on the deeper things of life, its meaning and our purpose within it, and as a consequence our lives are transformed.” Jon Westwood.

 

As children grow in their understanding of spirituality and values are embedded they become secure enough to make mistakes and therefore move on with their spiritual learning and academic growth.

 

At St. John’s-

Spirituality is about being aware of yourself and the world around you

Spirituality is about the 'wow' factor

Spirituality is about values and beliefs - the big questions

Spirituality is about emotions

 

Spirituality is the heart beat of our school. It is how we understand ourselves and our place in the world: recognising strengths, weaknesses and having the confidence to challenge ourselves. We care for the local and global community and our Christian values underpin our learning and encourage our children to ask and answer ‘big questions’.

 

Have a look at the different ways we encourage Spirituality in the everyday life of the school in our Spiritual Development Overview below.

 

 

 

Spiritual development in the day to day life of the school

We hope you are all enjoying the holidays in the beautiful sunshine- don't forget to take a photograph of an amazing thing in God's wonderful world. Wherever you visit- near or far look at God's fabulous creations, take a photograph and email it into school or print it out so we can create a beautiful display!
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