Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together





“Spirituality is not something we can see; it is something we feel inside ourselves. It is about awe and wonder, asking questions, inspiration and being aware of something ‘bigger’ than ourselves.”


We achieve this by:


Guiding children to notice and care about the nature that surrounds them.

Encouraging them to ask questions about life, religion, science and any other areas of fascination.

Providing geography, history and science lessons about the world around them and beyond; instilling a desire to help on a local and global scale when they can.

Using our Christian values to instil: self and mutual respect; love for themselves and others; a confidence to set goals and confidence in others to support them to achieve; hopes for themselves and their peers and an understanding that they can grow emotionally in a safe space.

Promoting a free and open dialogue in RE and PSHE lessons, where children feel comfortable to express their beliefs and compare views with others, to respectfully disagree, share feelings and opinions through discussions and stories.

Allowing children to begin to develop their own system of beliefs which may or may not include religious beliefs, without fear of judgment.