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Spiritual Development

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT: Refers to the children’s beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s feelings and values.

At Newbridge this is achieved by:

  • Giving pupils the opportunity to explore values and beliefs, including religious beliefs and the way in which they impact on people’s lives. This is done, for example, through Assemblies, PSHE planning, R.E and History.
  • Giving pupils the opportunity to understand human emotions and feelings, the way they impact on people and how an understanding of them can be helpful for example through English and Drama, RE, music and dance.
  • Developing a climate or ethos within which all pupils can grow and flourish, respect others and be respected e.g. House captains, School Council and Celebration Assemblies.
  • Accommodating difference and respecting the integrity of individual’s e.g. weekly value assemblies and the school council.

Promoting teaching styles that:

  • Value pupil questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas and concerns
  • Enable pupils to make connections between aspects of their learning
  • Encourage pupils to relate their learning to a wider frame of reference – for example asking ‘why’, ‘how’, and ‘where’ as well as ‘what’.
  • Participation in enrichment activities to promote aspiration e.g. Y6 visit to Portsmouth University,