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Gospel Virtues

Each half term, we place a focus on one are of the Catholic Schools' Pupil Profile, yet that is not the end. 

We embrace all of the Values and Virtues that we learn about  - see below. 

Children use the language of these Values and Virtues when discussing their faith, and, those who we notice have made a particular impact are awarded with a sticker, wrist band or even a certificate. 

'Being faithful to God means taking the risk of setting aside one's own needs and plans in order to serve others' - Pope Francis

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Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, now and in the future

By encouraging them to know and be grateful for all their gifts, developing them to the full so that they can be generous in the service of others
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.


By promoting the practice of attentive reflection and discerning decision making: in teaching, in the examen , prayer and retreats; and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff


Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.

By being compassionate and loving in the way pupils are treated, especially when a pupil is in trouble; and by opening pupils’ eyes to those who suffer poverty, injustice or violence
Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.


By passing on the living and faith filled tradition of Jesus Christ; by having persevering faith in the pupils, and by encouraging them in turn, to have faith and hope in themselves and others

Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.


By developing an eloquent language which pupils can use to understand and articulate their emotions, beliefs, and questions, encouraged by the example of their teacher to be truthful in the way they represent themselves and speak about the world


Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.


By the breadth and depth of the curriculum; by excellence of teaching , and the creation of opportunities to become more learned and wise

Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.


By leading pupils to be curious about the universe and all human activity, and take increasing responsibility for their own learning, and by providing opportunities for them to be active in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community


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


By being a school community which is intentional in its way of proceeding to build up quality of life; and which is prophetic in the way it offers an alternative vision of education and the human person rooted in the gospel