Why do VbE?

Introducing values has an immediate impact on the atmosphere in the school

A researcher interviews an acting head on the impact of VbE in practice. To download the interview, click here

The school is a microcosm of the world. VbE is an approach that nourishes, and enables learners to flourish, making a difference to the world through who and how they are.

When we actively engage with values we start to understand their implications for making choices about our attitudes and responses. A Values-based approach encourages reflective and aspirational attributes and attitudes. These can be nurtured to help people discover the very best of themselves, which enables them to be good citizens and prepare them for the life of work.

VbE creates a better learning environment, in which students are able to attain better academic results. It creates a better teaching environment, in which staff are more fulfilled and significantly less stressed. It equips students with social capacities that help them work with, and relate to others effectively. It provides them with the self-esteem and confidence to explore and develop their full potential. It leaves no student behind, irrespective of their background.

An interview with Washingborough Academy, a values-based school, about what makes VbE such a powerful tool to improve their pupils' chances in life.
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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.