Award Strands

To gain the Award, the school must demonstrate ways in which it is putting into practice the three strands;

Strategic – Catholic Social Teaching is at the heart of the decision making bodies of the school, guides its vision and has a direct impact on the culture of the school. Its guidance inspires and supports the school community to reflect upon their role within the wider community. It empowers staff and students/pupils to live a life of evangelisation.

Curriculum – students/pupils actively learn about Catholic Social Teaching in their lessons across the curriculum so that they can gain a holistic understanding of the mission of the Church to enable all people to live life to the full. The values of integrity and respect allow study in its fullest sense, encouraging students/pupils to connect with issues of social justice and enable them to recognise the practical steps needed to respond appropriately.

Practical – in faith and action, the whole school community celebrates its dedication to living in solidarity with the poor, and so make a lasting commitment to the common good that ensures all people’s human rights are respected and can live life to the full.