"Values aren't buses...They're not supposed to get you anywhere. They're supposed to define who you are." 

Jennifer Crusie 2010 


At the heart of our school are a set of core values. These underpin all aspects of our curriculum and school life. Last year, we launched our new Character Curriculum, which provides children with essential life skills and character skills; giving children the foundations to achieve, be resilient, tolerate others and make great choices for life- inside and outside of school. The curriculum follows a RESPECT framework, which allows children to develop their: resilience, empathy, self-awareness, passion, excellence, communication and teamwork.  

In line with this, to emphasise the importance of these qualities, we have updated our values, so that each term celebrates one of the above qualities. This gives the children the chance to explore and learn more about each quality, whilst giving them the opportunity to be recognised for showing and demonstrating them, by achieving a certificate each week in our values assembly.  


Value of the Term- Autumn 2 2020 


What it means in Chapelford? 

Empathy is important to us, so that our children are able to understand and share the feelings of another. This is key to helping our children’s friendships flourish and grow and supporting our children to be respectful of not just one another, but everyone. 


Values we have had so far: 

Autumn1 2020 


What it means in Chapelford? 

In Chapelford we recognise the importance of resilience for our children.  

We encourage our children to be resilient in their learning so they can face challenges confidently and learn to try their best and not let getting something wrong stop them, but teach them to learn and grow from this.  

British Values

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