Gospel Values

The social, spiritual, moral and cultural development of our pupils is important to us and one way in which we foster this is by promoting our ‘Gospel Values’ alongside our British Values.
 
As a Catholic School we actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils' character and moral perspective, through the teachings of the Church. We are confident that our continued focus on the Gospel Values will give our students the necessary awareness of what it means to be a good citizen in Britain today, and embed in them the building blocks of a future successful and productive life. Following the example of Jesus and trusting God we share the Gospel Values.
Please see below examples of how we link our Gospel Values and Scripture to British Values through our actions:
Gospel Value How can we show this? Scripture Link to British Values
Love
  • By sharing with others
  • By saying kind words
  • By being an active listener
  • By asking others how they are
  • By supporting their peers when they are upset
  • By having pride in what you do
  • By treating  people how you would like to be treated
  • By respecting  and celebrating differences
'My command is this: Love one another as I have loved you.' John 15:12

Mutual Respect:

  • We show love to others because we respect them.
  • We do nice things for those around us.
 Forgiveness  
  • By letting go of past grudges
  • By saying sorry and being repentant
  • By showing remorse and making amends
  • By remaking broken friendship
  • By showing compassion
  • By accepting  others ideas/thinking/actions
  • By taking a step in somebody else's shoes
  • By overcoming negative emotions
  • By thinking how Jesus would act
 'Be kind to one another, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.' 
Ephesians 4:32
 

Individual Liberty:

  • We are all free to make our own choices.
  • However, if we make the wrong choices we need to ask for forgiveness.
  • We also have the choice to forgive someone when they have done wrong to us. 
 Justice   
  • By treating everyone fairly
  • By making things fair
  • By learning about your cause
  • By being  persistent
  • By taking turns
  • By telling the truth
  • By playing by the rules
  • By thinking about how your actions affect others
  • By listening to people with an open mind
  • By not blaming others for your mistakes
  • By not taking advantage of others
 
 
 
 'Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, saying to them "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer but you have made it a den of thieves.' 
Luke 19:45-46
 

Rule of Law:

  • We follow the school rules.

  • We follow the rules in our community.

  • We know that we are praised for the good we do in school.

  • We know that there are consequences for not following the school rules.

 Humility   
  • For taking turns and letting others go before them
  • By seeing the good in someone else
  • For being a positive role model
  • For being grateful for what they have
  • By being a role model to our younger children
  • By spending time and listening to others
  • For asking for help if they are unsure of something
  • By always responding appropriately in all that they do
  • By demonstrating resilience even when finding something tricky
  • For taking responsibility for their actions
  • For using their talents positively
 
 'But I am among you as one who serves.'
Luke 22:27
 

Democracy:

  • We listen to each other
  • We show concern for each other
  • We respect the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard
  • We hold votes to choosing different roles in class and in our school
  • Our school council serve our school community