Catholic Virtues and Values
These are reflected in the content of the Collective worship each half-term. They are also embedded integrally within the Curriculum and form part of the Weekly Word Hermenuetic sessions – Going Forth activities.
Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Birmingham ensure that as part of their Catholic teachings from Learning and Growing as the People of God, the values and virtues are a key focus. The values and virtues show how pupils are growing in their faith, as well as how schools help children to grow. Every half term there is a different focus.
These values and virtues are taken from the Jesuit Institute which is rooted in the teachings of St Ignatius. They have created a Pupil Profile in which 8 pairs of complementary words have been placed together. The Archdiocese of Birmingham have been allowed to use the Jesuit material and have renamed it the Catholic Schools Profile.
The Pupil Profile. Catholic Virtues and Values.
Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming people for others.
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.
Our actions, words and intentions are based on the Gospel values articulated through the pupil profile-Catholic Virtues. It permeates through school leadership, the conduct and the attitudes of the pupils out of school.