Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Birmingham must ensure that as part of their Catholic teachings, values and virtues are now a key focus. The values and virtues show how pupils are growing in their faith as well as how schools help their pupils to grow. Schools can really emphasise a particular pair of words throughout a half term. Each half term the focus will change. It is the intention that across the whole of the Archdiocese , schools will focus upon the same pair of virtues at the same time. This will enable us to share ideas and resources and strengthen our common bond. The tables below illustrate this in full:
GRATEFUL AND GENEROUS
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 AND DISCERNING
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING
Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
FAITH-FILLED AND HOPEFUL
Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
LEARNED AND WISE
Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
CURIOUS AND ACTIVE
Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
INTENTIONAL AND PROPHETIC
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.