The Gospel Values are at the heart of Catholic life and here at the Abbey we are proud to work in partnership with families and parish to promote and teach children about the Gospel Values.
Each month there will be a focus in school on one of the Gospel Values that we will explore in our prayer services and assemblies.
The Gospel learning values are:
- Truth and Justice
- Forgiveness and Mercy
- Purity and Holiness
- Tolerance and Peace
- Humility and Gentleness
- Dignity and Compassion
Catholic Pupil Profile
Pupils at the Abbey Catholic Primary School are growing to be:
- 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.
- 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.
Schools in the Archdiocese of Birmingham help their pupils grow:
- 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.
- 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.
- By being compassionate and loving n 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.
- 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.
- By developing an eloquent language which pupils can use to understand and articulate their emotions, beliefs, and questions, encouraged by the example of their teachers to be truthful in the way they represent themselves and speak about the world.
- By the breadth and depth of the curriculum; by excellence of teaching, and the creation of opportunities to become more learned and wise.
- By leading pupils to be curious about the universe and all human activity, and to 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.
- By being a school community which is intentional in its way of proceeding to build-up quality of life; and which is prophetic n the way it offers an alternative vision of education and the human person rooted in the gospel.