Parental Engagement

I don’t think that people become more happy just because we do values, but I do think that it makes you appreciate the qualities that are already in other people more.

I don’t think that it is about becoming more happy, or more forgiving, it is more about uncovering, recognizing and appreciating the values in people already.
Katherine, Y6
Wolverton Primary School, Oxfordshire

This section provides resources relating to the school environment.

For resources relating to lessons, click here

Parental Engagement

Parent Forums
Guidance for running a Parent Forum, for schools looking to engage parents. A Parent Forum is for schools starting VbE or for schools who want to increase parental engagement.

Parent Forums Guidance

Parent Newsletters
Several newsletters from schools for parents, focusing on particular values.

Parent's Newsletters

Explaining Values to Parents
Madley Pre School send a communication to parents to help them understand what VbE is.
Values Pocket Book for Parents (docx file, 201Kb, uploaded 30/10/15)

Paget Primary School in Birmingham has developed a handy pocket book of values for parents.
Values Pocket Book for Parents (pdf file, 56.8Kb, uploaded 27/01/15)

Family Values
VbE Head Gill Ellis and Nicola Morgan developed a program which encourage parents and families to engage with their children's studying and with the school, using values to create a series of fun tasks and challenges which families plan and carry out together within the flexibility of their own home. It was developed in 2009 and won the Leading Aspect Award in 2010 for its innovative way of engaging parents with schools and organisations.

Family Values Scheme
(pdf file, 56.8Kb, uploaded: 06/14)


From My Heart
Neil Hawkes

This is a book that guides readers on how to bring values into their consciousness, thereby improving their well being and that of their family, community and working environment.