Values-based Education (VbE)

“Our world so desperately needs hope. Values-based Education is bringing this hope, by creating a transformational movement that has the potential to transform education and society, so that we can live in peace and harmony with each other; ensuring the sustainability of our planet.”
Dr Neil Hawkes, founder of VbE

Photo: Ivana Cajina on Unsplash

Musical Cares: Values-in-Action

We are promoting a values-in-action campaign for schools to visit care homes this Christmas.

The scheme to address loneliness and strengthen a sense of community are described here

The Impact of VbE

Hear from our founder, Dr Neil Hawkes, and our patron, Profession Mick Waters, on the positive impact of VbE on students, staff and the whole school community.

VbE Impact Statement

Our impact statement for 2021/22 is available here

What is VbE?

VbE is governed by the The IVET Foundation, which is a registered charity. VbE is therefore a not-for-profit organisation. Values-based Education (VbE) is an approach to education for schools and other settings. At its heart, its principles are simple, yet has a profound impact on learners, schools and on the wider community.

VbE has already transformed many schools worldwide, by giving learners access to an ethical vocabulary based on human values, such as respect, justice, integrity, harmony, trust and honesty. The structures below will help you navigate to the areas that will help you to either begin the journey of being values-based or embed it still further.

We believe we are at the foothills of a new era of education, one which is more in tune with our learners, with their needs and with the needs of society for a sustainable, compassionate and peaceful future. Our governing charity, the IVET Foundation, is working to develop this new philosophical framework for education.

VbE Insights

How Does VbE Work

Here is a four-minute Doodle that brings VbE to life. A short animation by Stephanie Giles.

Students’ Insights

What VbE students’ understand about values. Video scripted by students of Hinkley Parks Primary

VbE in Schools

VbE in Lincolnshire
Charlotte Hickerton
Head of St Peter Gowts Primary School
VbE in Leicestershire
David Harding
Head of Hinkley Parks Primary
VbE in Luton
Cori Bateman
Head of Chantry Academy

Why Engage with VbE?

School Impact
The impact of VbE on learners and on the school
Social Impact
The social impact of VbE on the wider society

How to Do VbE

All About VbE
What VbE is and how to introduce it to schools
Embedding VbE
Embedding and deepening VbE
VbE and Mental Wellness
VbE support for mental wellness of learners and staff

Support for Schools

Training, consulting and advice
The free VbE Resources database