British Values

At Chilwell Croft Academy, we are proud that our pupils represent a diverse background. We teach a broad and balanced curriculum that takes into account out local context and makes cross-curricular links.

We are committed to developing and supporting our pupils’ knowledge and skills to become the best versions of themselves through self-reflection and self-regulation.


“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.

Our school takes every opportunity to promote the fundamental British values. All areas of our curriculum provides further understanding of these concepts and assemblies provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Our pupils are encouraged to be open-minded, creative and respectful towards themselves and of others in our school, our local community and beyond.

At Chilwell Croft Academy, we actively promote British values in the following ways:


We empower our pupils by providing them with opportunities to make choices about the things that they believe to be important.

Our Pupil Leadership Team meet weekly to discuss suggestions made by pupils.

Pupil Voice is gathered across the curriculum by Subject Leaders and our Pupil Leadership Team.

Mutual Respect is highlighted and by modelling resect for differing opinions and by listening and responding to our pupils, we show that we support democracy and liberty.


We are committed to praising pupil’s efforts. At Chilwell Croft, we have a behaviour reward system which is actively promoted in each class. Class Dojos are awarded linked to School Values and agreed expectations.  A weekly prize is awarded to the Class Dojo winner(s).  There is a clear process for all pupils and staff to follow.  This encourages the pupils to make the right choices regarding their behaviour and reflect if the wrong choice has been made.

Pupils are also rewarded for achievement in curriculum areas. These rewards are given in the form of stamps, stickers and certificates. Pupil’s achievements are also recognised during weekly Chilwell Star Assemblies.  Each class teacher, shares reasons for choosing pupils for Reading, Writing and Maths.  There is also recognition for the Value Pupil, who has modelled the monthly value to their peers and one pupil is chosen as Chilwell Star.


At school, we aim to actively encourage pupils to develop independence to make choices. We feel it is vital that pupils understand how to achieve self-confidence, use their initiative and have a growing mindset in all areas of school life.

Some pupils will be able to take responsibility for particular roles and to understand that with certain rights come a level of responsibility. For example, having key responsibilities in school, for example in Year 6, pupils nominate themselves to be on the Pupil Leadership Team and undertake an interview with the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher.  Pupils have the opportunity to sign up for extra-curricular clubs thus developing a new skill and challenging themselves in their learning. A further example is how the foundation stage pupils have the opportunity to choose their extended learning through adult-guided child-initiated play.


Respect is a core theme that runs throughout our expectations at school. The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever our differences. This can be seen and felt in our ethos in school. We help pupils to develop an understanding of, and respect for their own and other cultures.

Through the PSHE and RE curriculums pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, linked to protected characteristics.  Differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or family situations are handled sensitively by staff.

Our assemblies also place a great emphasis on providing awareness of others to broaden all pupils’ experiences.  We also actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures throughout the academic year with Mother Language Day and Culture Day promoted.

The staff work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to ensure that the pupils at Chilwell Croft Academy are happy, well cared for and enabled to learn the skills they need to live a fulfilling life as part of their community.

Experiences and Opportunities:

  • Free 2 Dream entrepreneurship for Year 5
  • Aston Manor Taster French Sessions for Years 4 and 5
  • Aston Manor Taster Cooking Sessions for Year 5
  • Aston Villa STEM Day for Years 4 and 5
  • Aston Villa Mentoring for Busy Bees and children from Years 3 – 6
  • Aston Villa World Maths Day for children from Years 4 and 5
  • Aston Villa Football Experience for Year 1
  • King Edward’s Aston Sports Partnership for children from Years 1 – 6
  • King Edward’s VI Maths Competition for Year 5
  • King Edwards’s VI Debating Competition for children from Years 4 – 6
  • Aston Green Firefighters for Years 4 and 5
  • Anti-Bullying Week for the whole school
  • Parliament Week for the whole school
  • Houses of Parliament Visit for Years 5 and 6
  • Road Transport Coordination Centre Visit for Pupil Leadership Team
  • Science Week for the whole school
  • Children’s Mental Health Week for the whole school
  • Safer Internet Day for the whole school
  • Children in Need for the whole school
  • National Road Safety Week for the whole school
  • Comic Relief for the whole school
  • Elishah St Juste – drama for Years 3 – 6
  • Centrestage – speech or Year 4 with the opportunity to undertake LAMDA exams
  • SAMHE project for the whole school – focus on air quality
  • Winter Fayre Performances for Parents
  • Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly
  • Class Assemblies throughout Spring and Summer terms
  • World Book Day
  • Waterstones Reward Visit every half term

We are supported by Birmingham City Council’s PSHE Consultant with policy updates.  An annual workshop is undertaken with parents from Years 5 and 6 parents and three age-appropriate body changes sessions are undertaken in gender specific classes for Years 5 and 6.