Values-based Education (VbE) is an umbrella term for a research-based influential, transformational educational philosophy and its practices, initially developed by Dr Neil Hawkes and now part of a global movement.
VbE gives pupils an academic, social and personal moral compass to nourish themselves so that they develop positive life-enhancing character traits. The outcomes of VbE include: quality schools, positive ethos and school culture; happy, motivated staff and pupils, a high level of wellbeing and resilience, which all contribute to a new story of human sustainability and prosperity.
Benefits of VbE include:
|Improves academic diligence.||Empowers pupils to |
concentrate, work together andget the most from their learning.
|High degree of |
staff and pupils.
|Good relationship with self and others, with the capacities to take the lid off their potential.||Well-adjusted |
|Positive school |
|Each pupil discovers their authentic |
self; is empowered by an
understanding of a
based on positive
|Pupils have an |
sustainability of our
The VbE method:
Each school setting understands the need to underpin all aspects of its culture, curriculum and life on a deep understanding of an ethical vocabulary, based on a community agreed set of positive human values, such as respect, love, tolerance, trust, justice and empathy. Such a vocabulary develops ethical intelligence and empowers pupils to live their lives using a new universal narrative that embraces all people. The school creates the VbE culture by introducing the seven principles of VbE simultaneously: Modelling; Inner curriculum; Reflection; Atmosphere; Curriculum; Leadership and Ethical vocabulary.
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