Values at La Salette 

 

 Gospel Values and British Values 
In order to achieve this ethos within our school and the wider community that we serve, there are a number of values and principles which guide our actions in school.
 
First and foremost are the values that are at the heart of the Gospels:
Love and solidarity
Faithfulness and Integrity
Dignity and Compassion
Humility and Gentleness
Truth and Justice
Forgiveness and Mercy
Purity and Holiness
Tolerance and Peace
Service and Sacrifice
 
It is clear that as a Christian country Gospel values underpin the values of the British Society in which we live:
Democracy
The rule of law
Individual liberty
Mutual respect
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
 


Examples of the actions we take to promote British values include:
 
Democracy
Having an elected School Council
Highlighting the importance of democratic issues
Ensuring all pupils are listened to by adults  
 
The Rule of Law
We have one rule of "respect"
Having a clear behaviour policy that is explained to all
Highlighting the rules of the Church and God in the RE curriculum, for example the 10 commandments and the Precepts of the Church.
We teach about the Rule of Law in English life, a legal system inspired by Christian values
and a major influence across the world
 
Individual Liberty
Encourage students to be independent in their learning  
Provide children with opportunities for reflection as they take responsibility for discerning their vocation
 
Mutual Respect
Our Mission Statement is inclusive
Constantly promoting respect for others as good manners
Reinforcing the value of everyone’s opinion in class discussions
Having an effective anti-bullying policy
Emphasising that every person is unique and created in the image of God
Having active links with other schools
Supporting CAFOD and other charitable works
 
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
 
RE lessons provide pupils with a deep understanding of their own faith as well as awareness of the faith and tradition of other religious communities.   This is a basis for understanding and respecting everyone using the witness of Jesus as an example of tolerance in parables and other stories from the Bible such as the Good Samaritan and the Women at the well.