The conviction at the heart of the Church of England Vision for Education is that children who are part of a school community formed around our vision will discover an education that embraces excellence and academic rigour within the wider framework of spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development and enables them to flourish.
An important question in our denominational inspection schedule is therefore: How well does the school support all pupils in their spiritual development enabling, all pupils to flourish? Schools approach spiritual development in many ways and we want to encourage that variety and diversity.
This document is offered to stimulate further thinking, not to try and arrive at a single view or definition.
Chief Education Officer, Church of England