Catholic schools are encouraged to show excellence in their work in ways which demonstrate a distinctive Gospel understanding of “excellence”. This is based on a Christian anthropology which regards each person as being uniquely gifted with talents and capacities which should be developed to their full potential. Success is not measured merely in terms of academic attainment but in signs of personal development and actions which show a commitment to meeting the needs of others.
The Charter for Catholic Schools has been developed to define the key characteristics of excellence which should be found in every Catholic school in Scotland. Each of these is more fully developed in the resource ‘Shining the Light of Christ in the Catholic School’.