HUMAN DIGNITY

 

In Catholic Social Teaching, the principle of Human Dignity holds that every individual possesses inherent worth and deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. Regardless of differences in background, beliefs, or circumstances, every person has a sacred dignity simply by virtue of being human.

Our teaching emphasises the importance of recognising the value and uniqueness of each person, affirming their rights and responsibilities. It challenges us to uphold the dignity of others in our actions, words, and attitudes, promoting justice, solidarity, and inclusion.

ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

In RE (Religious Education), many of the values exemplified in the Gospels focus on the importance of our uniqueness and Human Dignity.

In PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education), children explore themes of respect, kindness, and understanding. They learn about treating others with dignity and compassion, the importance of empathy, and standing up against discrimination and bullying (example units: 'Anti-Bullying', 'Diverse Communities' and 'Similar, Yet Different').

In Citizenship, children explore the concept of rights and responsibilities, understanding that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and fairness. They learn about democratic values, justice, and the importance of respecting the rights of others.

The History curriculum gives the children a real multi-cultural lens through which to explore the human experience, with units ranging from the early civilisations in the Middle East, including the influences and spread of major religions, to life in modern, multi-cultural cities.

LOOKING AFTER OUR MENTAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCE

As part of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, the children explored the importance of resilience and mental wellbeing when ensuring that we and others maintain dignity. They explored threats, real and online, that may create anxiety and negative feelings. They learned that there is always someone that will help and support.

 

 

ODD SOCKS DAY FOR ANTI-BULLYING WEEK

To underline that fact that we are all different (and a little bit 'odd'!), we marked our work on Anti-Bullying with an odd-socks day. Our children absolutely buy into the idea that bullying is NOT tolerated in this school, and they all know what to do to nip it in the bud if they ever see it or experience it. It is impossible to feel dignified and positive about yourself when bullying is allowed to flourish.

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE WEEK

The children are very aware that we are not all the same, but also amazingly accepting of diversity of any kind. Our pupils take the lead in Autism Acceptance Week, teaching the rest of the school about how difference, acceptance and inclusion are powerful aspects of any community, not least SJV! Our approach to inclusion means that everyone is valued and is afforded the dignity they need to thrive.

 

HUMAN DIGNITY

 

In Catholic Social Teaching, the principle of Human Dignity holds that every individual possesses inherent worth and deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. Regardless of differences in background, beliefs, or circumstances, every person has a sacred dignity simply by virtue of being human.

Our teaching emphasises the importance of recognising the value and uniqueness of each person, affirming their rights and responsibilities. It challenges us to uphold the dignity of others in our actions, words, and attitudes, promoting justice, solidarity, and inclusion.

ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

In RE (Religious Education), many of the values exemplified in the Gospels focus on the importance of our uniqueness and Human Dignity.

In PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education), children explore themes of respect, kindness, and understanding. They learn about treating others with dignity and compassion, the importance of empathy, and standing up against discrimination and bullying (example units: 'Anti-Bullying', 'Diverse Communities' and 'Similar, Yet Different').

In Citizenship, children explore the concept of rights and responsibilities, understanding that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and fairness. They learn about democratic values, justice, and the importance of respecting the rights of others.

The History curriculum gives the children a real multi-cultural lens through which to explore the human experience, with units ranging from the early civilisations in the Middle East, including the influences and spread of major religions, to life in modern, multi-cultural cities.

LOOKING AFTER OUR MENTAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCE

As part of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, the children explored the importance of resilience and mental wellbeing when ensuring that we and others maintain dignity. They explored threats, real and online, that may create anxiety and negative feelings. They learned that there is always someone that will help and support.

 

 

ODD SOCKS DAY FOR ANTI-BULLYING WEEK

To underline that fact that we are all different (and a little bit 'odd'!), we marked our work on Anti-Bullying with an odd-socks day. Our children absolutely buy into the idea that bullying is NOT tolerated in this school, and they all know what to do to nip it in the bud if they ever see it or experience it. It is impossible to feel dignified and positive about yourself when bullying is allowed to flourish.

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE WEEK

The children are very aware that we are not all the same, but also amazingly accepting of diversity of any kind. Our pupils take the lead in Autism Acceptance Week, teaching the rest of the school about how difference, acceptance and inclusion are powerful aspects of any community, not least SJV! Our approach to inclusion means that everyone is valued and is afforded the dignity they need to thrive.

 

HUMAN DIGNITY

 

In Catholic Social Teaching, the principle of Human Dignity holds that every individual possesses inherent worth and deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. Regardless of differences in background, beliefs, or circumstances, every person has a sacred dignity simply by virtue of being human.

Our teaching emphasises the importance of recognising the value and uniqueness of each person, affirming their rights and responsibilities. It challenges us to uphold the dignity of others in our actions, words, and attitudes, promoting justice, solidarity, and inclusion.

ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

In RE (Religious Education), many of the values exemplified in the Gospels focus on the importance of our uniqueness and Human Dignity.

In PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education), children explore themes of respect, kindness, and understanding. They learn about treating others with dignity and compassion, the importance of empathy, and standing up against discrimination and bullying (example units: 'Anti-Bullying', 'Diverse Communities' and 'Similar, Yet Different').

In Citizenship, children explore the concept of rights and responsibilities, understanding that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and fairness. They learn about democratic values, justice, and the importance of respecting the rights of others.

The History curriculum gives the children a real multi-cultural lens through which to explore the human experience, with units ranging from the early civilisations in the Middle East, including the influences and spread of major religions, to life in modern, multi-cultural cities.

LOOKING AFTER OUR MENTAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCE

As part of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, the children explored the importance of resilience and mental wellbeing when ensuring that we and others maintain dignity. They explored threats, real and online, that may create anxiety and negative feelings. They learned that there is always someone that will help and support.

 

 

ODD SOCKS DAY FOR ANTI-BULLYING WEEK

To underline that fact that we are all different (and a little bit 'odd'!), we marked our work on Anti-Bullying with an odd-socks day. Our children absolutely buy into the idea that bullying is NOT tolerated in this school, and they all know what to do to nip it in the bud if they ever see it or experience it. It is impossible to feel dignified and positive about yourself when bullying is allowed to flourish.

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE WEEK

The children are very aware that we are not all the same, but also amazingly accepting of diversity of any kind. Our pupils take the lead in Autism Acceptance Week, teaching the rest of the school about how difference, acceptance and inclusion are powerful aspects of any community, not least SJV! Our approach to inclusion means that everyone is valued and is afforded the dignity they need to thrive.