Section 5: Ways to promote spiritual well-being

Key Focus Question: How can you promote spiritual well-being in your classroom?

Keywords: positive attitudes; storytelling; whole-school activities; spiritual well-being

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section, you will have:

  • explored ways to promote positive attitudes in the classroom;
  • used storytelling and discussion to help pupils feel safe and secure;
  • identified individual behaviour to support pupils’ learning;
  • planned activities to help celebrate life with the whole class and school.


Developing spiritual well-being in your pupils means that they are happy and content in their daily lives, and are at peace with themselves and others. Spiritual well-being covers all aspects of the pupils’ individual lives, including physical and emotional aspects.

In this section, we look at some factors related to spiritual well-being and how to plan activities that will enhance this. You need to be aware of what upsets or reassures your pupils, and address these in your lessons. We suggest storytelling and whole-school activities for building spiritual well-being.

Resource 2: Mrs Chosane’s reflections on her approach

1. Helping pupils feel safe