Every school needs to be able to identify areas of the curriculum that impact on the Spiritual Development of children and the opportunities that are presented for that development. A first step is to understand spirituality and recognise spiritual capacities innate in the children.
The following downloadable documents provide a researched background to understanding spirituality in children and spiritual capacities, with examples.
- Recognising Spiritual Development in a Primary School Context by Shahne Vickery
- Appendix 1 – Examples of Spiritual Capacities seen across the whole school curriculum
- Appendix 2 – Spiritual Capacities in a Christian Context
The full document ‘Interpretation of Spiritual Development in the Classroom’ (published Oct.2019) can be found on the Church of England Education website