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Chaucer Junior School

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Our Values

What are Our Values?

At Chaucer Junior School, there are three key groups of values which we live our lives by: Chaucer's Values, Embark's Values and British Values.


Chaucer's Core Values

Over the years, we have fine-tunes our values to a list of just six which we feel are mose relevant to our context and who we want our young people to grow up to be.



Recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.



A hope or ambition of achieving something.



The action or process of working together to the same end.



The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.



The ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.



The ability to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.


Embark's Core Beliefs

The core beliefs of our federation provide the foundation of how we work as a group of schools. They are key in everything we do and when you visit one of our schools you will see these come to life in every classroom that you visit and as you walk around school.


Family is very important to our federation. Like every family we want our children to feel safe and secure. In our family, we care for each other and hope, dream, learn and play together. We are part of our own school family but also a wider federation family. All stakeholders are important to our family and we work together to achieve the very best for our children. We believe in strong family values and want everyone in the federation to feel loved and that they belong. A sense of belonging empowers everyone.


Integrity to us means ‘doing the right thing when nobody is watching.’ Trust and respect are key values to us and are inherent in everything that we do in our schools and as a federation. We expect everyone in our federation to maintain high standards in all that they do. To have integrity you have to be committed, courageous, honest, disciplined and resilient.


Teamwork to us is crucial. We truly believe that we are stronger together which is why we have entered into this federation. Sharing ideas or excellent practice, supporting our friends to overcome hurdles and achieve greater things give us great satisfaction. We are proud of each other and our achievements rely on one another and understand that everyone has a part to play in our success. Teamwork creates synergy and we believe that when we work together the effect is greater than the sum of our individual parts. Being part of a team empowers all team members.


Success to us means every child and member of staff fulfilling their potential. We will not put a ceiling on what can be achieved and we strive for everyone in our federation to ‘be the best they can be.’ Our focus is relentlessly placed on ‘whatever it takes’ to make a difference to a child. Academic success is important to us but only a part of education here. Providing the best possible opportunities for children in Science, the Arts, Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities and other subjects is just as important. We want all our children to be inquisitive, confident, happy learners and wish to bring the very best out of everyone. We will celebrate all our successes at every opportunity and look to encourage all of our team.