Our Values and Virtues
At Our Lady and St Werburgh's Catholic Primary School, we strive to actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils' character and moral perspective, through the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Schools' Pupil Profile- a set of sixteen Values and Virtues which aim to develop the faith-life and experiences of our children.
The Catholic Pupil Profile Values and Virtues can be seen below:
Our continued focus on these Diocesan Virtues give our pupils the necessary awareness of what it means to be a good Christian citizen in Britain today, and we embed these values and virtues into our school curriculum and daily school experiences to ensure that our children appreciate and realise their God- given potential and live their lives to the full.
Our weekly whole school worship, class liturgies, prayer services, school Masses and lessons continually reiterate these values and we make real links between the Catholic values of our pupils and the lives of others in their community, country and the wider world.
We proudly display these virtues for all to see, at the front of our school hall, on communal school displays and in classrooms, as a reminder to our children and staff of the values we wish to model and instil.
Each half term, children at Our Lady & St Werburgh's Catholic Primary School develop their understanding of two specific virtues and strive to apply these to their everyday lives. One child from each class is awarded with the Virtues certificate during our weekly Merit Assembly, as a recognition of living out the focus virtues in their school life.
The Virtues schedule for 2023- 2024 is as follows:
The meaning of each of these virtues to the life of our children is explained in the table below: