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St Cuthbert's

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United in Faith we Live , Love and Learn.

Pupil Profile

Pupil Profile at St Cuthbert’s 

As a Catholic School we promote and embrace the virtues of the Pupil Profile. These are 8 pairs of virtues that shape how are children grow. In St Cuthbert’s we want all children to be:

 Curious & Active 
 Intentional & Prophetic 
 Grateful & Generous 
 Attentive & Discerning 
 Compassionate & Loving 
 Faith-filled & Hopeful 
 Eloquent & Truthful 
 Learned & Wise 


In St Cuthbert’s the children are learning to be:


  1. . 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.


  1. Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.



  1. Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.


  1. Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.


  1. Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.



  1. Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.


  1. Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.



  1. 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.

Summer 2 2024    Learned and Wise

 We are learning to be Learned and Wise.  We aim for each pupil to be engaged, stretched and inspired to succeed by excellent  teaching and by offering the broadest possible curriculum, supplemented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities.   

This begins by being attentive to the experience a pupil already has of whatever is to be learned. Reflection then builds on that experience, extending and deepening it by what is taught and learned.  Out of this learning comes action. Education in the       always has a purpose which is about the common good – doing something here and now which, little by little, transforms the world.

However, for knowledge and learning to be put to best effect, it is necessary also to be wise.  Wisdom is the gift of knowing when and how to apply one’s learning;  it is to be able to discern what is important and what is not. 

Wisdom is founded in the idea of knowing yourself well – your weaknesses, prejudices and blindspots as well as your strengths, talents, and enthusiasms. 

We   constantly encourage pupils to know themselves better.  

We are learning to be Learned and Wise - look at our praying and learning!

Learned and Wise

Summer 1 2024  Eloquent and Truthful

This half term, pupils are learning to be Eloquent and Truthful.

Eloquence means making sure pupils have the language to ask questions, express emotions, speak beliefs, talk about matters of faith and hope, debate points of view, and engage in conversation. 

We are teaching pupils to have the ability to speak competently in their own language, to develop growth and confidence as social human beings.

This is eloquence.

Eloquence is not confined to speaking – it can be found in writing, music, drama, dance, the creative arts, design, film, digital media, and sport.  All of these are important because they encourage pupils to express their identity as well as their talents.

 Eloquence must be used in a truthful way. Pupils are taught to speak truth about themselves and others, about relations between people, about the world, and about God.    As Jesus tells us, “The truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Promoting the virtue of truth is not simply about teaching pupils not to lie, important though that is, it is about teaching them to seek the deeper truth, the better account of something. 

The virtue of being truthful seeks to speak the truth in all its depth, complexity, messiness, and uncertainty. 

This is the Ignatian magis in action – seeking the more.

When it is time to leave St Cuthbert's, we aim for our pupils to be able to speak well and move and persuade others by their eloquence and truth.

Pupil Certificates

Spring Term  2  2024

This half term, pupils are learning to be faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.

We have faith in those who are closest to us – our family and friends. 

We need to have faith in ourselves. Faith in ourselves is about integrity.

We also have faith in the communities to which we belong – our neighbourhood, parish, school, wider society, our country and the international family of all humanity.  This faith grows only to the extent to which we engage in and contribute to the common good.  

God invites us to have faith in him and in his son, Jesus Christ.  This faith grows if we work at a relationship with God in prayer, by trying to live out the gospel values, and by being part of a community of faith.  

To be faith-filled is to have faith in myself, my emotions and judgements; faith in others and their faith in me; faith in my family and the communities to which I belong; and, ultimately, faith in God.  Faith cannot be taken for granted; it has to be revisited constantly and built up day by day. 

Hope enables us to trust ourselves and those around us with the decisions that will shape our future.  Christianity teaches that God is a God of hope: his Christ walks before us, giving us the gifts (the graces) and courage we need to follow.

Children learn to hope by seeing and hearing hope-filled adults.  They learn not to be frightened to step out into the darkness of the unknown but to draw on their own character strengths, and of those around them, to face challenges with courage and resolve. 



This half term, pupils are learning to be Compassionate and Loving. 

We want every child to be compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.

Understanding the Virtues: Compassionate & Loving

To be compassionate is to experience suffering or change alongside someone else – to listen to their cares and concerns and to share their joys and sorrows, to see the world through their eyes, to step into their shoes, to empathize.

Being able to empathize is a virtue very necessary for being a good human being.  To live successfully in a family, or a school community or in wider society, means being able to see, understand and feel things from other points of view.

In the Christian tradition, we must allow ourselves to be moved by what we see, especially by the plight of those who suffer or are less fortunate than we are. 


Jesus’ great commandment is “Love one another.” (John 13:34)  The more we love others, the more we are truly human and most truly ourselves.

Love is something that is learned not by being taught but by having first experienced it for ourselves.  Parents are the first and best teachers by what they say and do (Rite of Baptism n.77).  The most important lesson they teach their children is love.  It is by being loved that we learn to love.

Pupils receiving their Compassionate and Loving Certificates - 15th January 2024

Learning to be Compassionate and Loving

Pupils receiving their Compassionate and Loving Certificates - 22nd January 2024

Pupils receiving certificates for being Compassionate and Loving 19th February 2024

Autumn 2023 This half term, we are learning to be Attentive & Discerning

St Ignatius tells us that we need to be attentive to the big and the small things, to the responses of other people, to the stirrings in our hearts, and to the preoccupations that thread their way through our lives. 

Being attentive takes practice; it is much easier to rush from one thing to the next, taking little time to notice anything. 

Once we develop the habit of being attentive, we can begin to discern what is good for us and what is not; and what God calls us to be, and to do.

Pupils learning to be Attentive and Discerning

Virtue Pairs 

September / October



  Dear Lord,

  Thank you for the gift of Catholic schools.     

Thank you for all those who have given  their talents to educating our young people.

 Through the challenges they encounter  each day, lead them to an ever deeper   appreciation of the sacred duty to which you have called them.

 Thank you for all those who contribute to  the efficient running of our schools: support staff, kitchen staff, maintenance  staff, governors and chaplains.

We thank them for their hard work and dedication.

 Thank you for all those who lead our  Catholic schools.

May they be people of integrity so that they can be witnesses as  well as teachers.

We pray that the schools they lead will become places where our young people can experience your love in their lives.

 Thank you for our pupils.

May your love strengthen and nurture them through the influence and example of those who care for them.

We pray that through their time at school they will flourish and grow to               discover who you have called them to be. 

 We make this prayer through your Son, Jesus Christ, our teacher and our Lord,    Amen.

Grateful and Generous

Pupils learning to be Grateful and Generous:


Week of 18th September :  Obayda , Amala, Prince, Faith and Medinah

Week of 25th September:  Adam, Harley John, Ories, Marwa and Dominic

Week of 2nd October : Oliver, Maliki, Oliver, Lawand and Maryam

Week of 9th October: Anna, Amilah, Orel, Ezra and Ilyas

Week of 16th October: Awab, Anisah, Kiyah, Nabeela and Abdi

17th July Pupil Profile Celebration - Pupils recognised for being faith filled and hopeful this week are:   Nelson , Emily, Ories and Riley. I am proud of you all.

10th July Pupil Profile Celebration - pupils recognised for being faith filled and hopeful this week are : Jaidaa, Esme, Anisah, Harley and Isis. da iawn, I am proud of you all.

3rd July Pupil Profile Celebration - Pupils recognised for being faith filled and hopeful this week: Zayn, Harley-Shea, Mya, Aleks and Amala. Da iawn, I am very proud of you all.

26th June Pupil Profile Celebration - Pupils recognised for being faith filled and hopeful this week are: Ibrahim, Suldan, Orel, Riley and Linah. Da iawn, I am proud of you all.

19th June Pupil Profile Celebration - pupils recognised for being faith filled and hopeful this week are: Nelson, Saeed, Naif, Aland and Suhaib. Well done, I am proud of you all.

Pupil Profile Dates for 2023-24

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United in Faith we Live ,

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