Examples of benefits of VbE
"I think it changes our behaviour at home, because of how we take it home with us as well. We are more thoughtful about each other"
VbE impacts behaviour, relationships, learning environment, personal wellbeing and attitudes to learning and learning diligence which lead to improvements in academic attainment.
Studies find that VbE improves student and teacher wellbeing, academic diligence, the teaching and learning environment, student-teacher relationships and partial parental and family participation. An application of VbE called "Family Values" has achieved significantly improved parental and family participation.
Head Teachers report that students gain self-esteem and self-worth, their behaviour improves, they become more willing to get involved with decision making, they become more engaged with the school and they learn better self-control through thinking more intelligently. Relationships improve, with people in the school valuing each other more universally, students gaining a better understanding of themselves and the world around them, and reduced friction amongst pupils, and between pupils and teachers. In general, the school becomes a more pleasant place to work and learn; and there is a noticeable reduction in stress, anxiety and pressures on mental health for teachers and students.