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Christ The King Catholic Primary School

“God’s Kingdom we will build, for our lives to be fulfilled”


Gospel Virtues and British Values

" What can we say the kingdom of God is like? It is like a mustard seed which, at the time of it's sowing in the soil, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown, it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade."  Mark 4:30-32

Pupils at Christ the King 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, becoming men and women for others.


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.


Gospel Virtues

As Catholics we wish to follow the teachings of the Gospel and use these as a guide for how we should live - after all, this source contains the word of the Lord.


Schools across the Archdiocese of Birmingham follow the Catholic School’s Pupil Profile which derives and has been developed from the Jesuit Pupil Profile. The Profile helps schools in their pursuit to form children in the way that God intended and make them men and women for others.


All schools across the Archdiocese focus on a particular virtue pair at the same time. At Christ the King children are exposed to the Gospel Virtues in every area of the school and at all times of the school day:


Each class also has its own Gospel Virtues; display containing quotes from scripture, inspirational people from history and literature.

We have Gospel Virtues trees in classes and staff, parents and pupils can write the name of a child on a leaf to hang on the tree when they see them living out the Gospel Virtue focus for that half term.


The Gospel Virtue focus is given on the newsletter each week.


British Value and Gospel Virtues

Some of the ways we promote this at Christ the King


Gospel Virtues: Discerning, Eloquent, Intentional, Prophetic

  • Elections for positions of responsibility in school.
  • CTK Stewards
  • The use of Circle Time
  • Class Debates dealing with different viewpoints
  • Writing balanced arguments in Literacy
  • Volunteering to help others in the local, Parish, wider and global community.

The Rule of Law

Gospel Virtues: Truthful, Generous, Learned, Active.

  • School Behaviour Policy
  • Classroom Rules
  • Visits and talks from our police community support officer
  • Internet Safety training
  • Ethos / Gospel Virtues - helping children to distinguish between right and wrong.
  • Use of Biblical Stories model to children people making the right choice, even in difficult situations.
  • The teaching of RHSE

Individual Liberty

Gospel Virtues: Wise, Curious, Faith- filled, Grateful.

  • Work on Vocations during Mission Week - we encourage children to recognise their talents and fulfil their potential.
  • All children are treated equally, fairly and given the same opportunity to take part in activities and experiences as we are all children of God.
  • Behaviour Policies and Procedures put emphasis on children being responsible for their own actions.
  • Pupil Voice through school council / pupil interviews and an annual pupil survey allows children to express their own views about school and take action.
  • Stereotypes are challenged throughout school.
  • Freedom of speech is modelled through pupil participation in class discussions, dialogue with staff, pupil questionnaires and the knowledge that children can speak freely and openly to staff members.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

Gospel Virtues: Loving, Hopeful, Compassionate, Attentive

  • During Mission Week children explore different faiths and visit other places of worship. Throughout the year they also learn about other celebrations (ie. Diwali and Chinese New Year.)
  • Children experience and learn about music from all over the world during Music and Appreciation of the World Lessons
  • Children learn about the lives of people from other places in the world.
  • The RE programme of study includes work on different faiths.
  • Children in Key Stage 2 are learning to speak Spanish.
  • Children have access to a range of books which explore other faiths and cultures.
  • Work of CTK Stewards