Recognising Spiritual Development

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.

  1. Recognising Spiritual Development in a Primary School Context by Shahne Vickery
  2. Appendix 1 – Examples of Spiritual Capacities seen across the whole school curriculum
  3. 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