Gospel Values

“I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.”

John 10:10

Bishop Vaughan Catholic School is unique and distinctive. At our very core is a recognition that everyone is created in God’s perfect image and has their own unique God given talents and abilities. We nurture the spiritual life of our learners over time encouraging them to be the very best that they can be academically, morally and socially.

Our school community is diverse and we celebrate this difference and all the richness that it brings to our learning community. Our distinctive ethos can be seen in many different aspects of school life:

  • in a respect for pupils and staff;
  • in assemblies;
  • in daily collective acts of worship with tutors;
  • in the general positive ‘feel’ of our school upon which many visitors comment;
  • in pupils trying their very best in all that they do academically and socially;
  • in weekly liturgies;
  • in special services throughout the year.

Our school’s mission is rooted in the teaching of Christ and finds its basis in the Gospel values. These are drawn from the Beatitudes, Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. Pupils will see these in every book so that we all come to know the values well and to live them consistently. This is what you will see in the books:

The values that we can draw from the Beatitudes are shown here:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven”
Values: Faithfulness and Integrity

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”
Values: Dignity and Compassion

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”
Values: Humility and Gentleness

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied”
Values: Truth and Justice

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”
Values: Forgiveness and Mercy

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”
Values: Purity & Holiness

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God”
Values: Tolerance and Peace

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Values: Service and Sacrifice

We aim to live by these values at all times in our school community.