"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- 2021 - 2022

Autumn1 2021


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.  

Autumn 2 2021 


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. 

Spring 1 2022 


What it means in Chapelford? 

At Chapelford, we recognise that when children are aware of their own strengths and areas of improvement, it empowers them to grow and become better learners. Therefore, we encourage our pupils to regularly reflect on these and challenge themselves to enhance their abilities further in our everyday learning. 

Spring 2 2022 


What it means in Chapelford? 

We strive to foster, nourish, and celebrate all of our students' passions, whether it is a passion for learning, a love or sport or an appreciation of the arts. Our offering of a wide and enhanced curriculum gives each child the chance to practise and study their passion alongside their peers and our celebration assemblies allow the children to celebrate and share their achievements.

Summer 1 2022


What it means in Chapelford? 

We strive to ensure every student has a coherent understanding of what excellence is and how it is achieved through the ample opportunities they are given to display this in their behaviour, learning and achievements.