VbE provides three certifications. They are are independent assessments of the effectiveness of the school's values-based environment and values teaching; and of individual staff's values-based attitudes, skills and practices.The three available Quality Marks are:
The VbE School Quality Mark is an independent certification that a school practices VbE effectively. Seeking the Quality Mark helps schools to focus on the effectiveness of their Values practices and teaching, and is quite an invigorating experience.
Audits are valid for three years. Quality Mark schools are authorised to display their quality mark at their school, on their website and in school publicity and stationary. We list Quality Mark schools on our website, and the Quality Mark automatically qualifies schools as Hub schools.
The steps to achieve a Quality Mark are set out below.
Levenshulme High School and Coldfall Primary School have made public their audit reports to help schools understand the impact of VbE, the standards of a VbE School Quality Mark and the scope the audit.
To download the reports, click below:
* Secondary school: Levenshulme High (Format: pdf, Size: 505Kb, Uploaded: 12/02/16)
* Primary school: Coldfall Primary (Format: pdf, Size: 1.1MB, Uploaded: 14/07/16)
The Enhanced VbE School Quality Mark recognises an existing Quality Mark school's more profound and wide-ranging use of values-based education in improving the quality of provision and practice for pupils across the school or setting. It embraces the criteria outlined for the Values-based Education Quality Mark but also provides further challenge for those schools that wish to demonstrate unprecedented and leading practice in this field.
This award: acknowledges and celebrates the continuation and further development of outstanding practice as a Values-based school or setting; acknowledges the continuation and furtherance of the school/setting’s commitment to values-based education as a transformational approach to schooling and improvement; recognises the school/setting’s commitment to high aspirations and to its culture of continuous improvement; recognises the school/setting’s commitment to creativity and innovation in the pursuit of excellence for all its pupils; recognises the school/setting as a leader for local or nationally-based schools/settings in this field.
You can download the Tool by clicking here.
The VbE Staff Quality Mark is an independent certification that a staff member makes an outstanding contribution to the awareness and experience of students' positive, universal values and to the values environment within the school. Seeking the Quality Mark helps staff to focus on the effectiveness of their Values practices and teaching, and is quite an invigorating experience.
Quality Mark staff are authorised to present the certificate to third parties, and may be authorised to display the certificate at their school. We list Quality Mark schools and staff on our website.
The steps to achieve a VbE Staff Quality Mark are set out below.
Rebecca Williams, a teacher at Wigmore Primary School, Herefordshire has made public her assessment report to help schools and staff understand the impact of VbE, the standards of a VbE Staff Quality Mark and the scope the audit.
To download the report, click here