VbE Guide
This section explains what VbE is, why schools should engage with it and other useful information to help schools judge how VbE might improve the outcomes of their students. The section's contents are set out in the index on the left.

Why do VbE?

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.
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What does VbE improve?

VbE impacts behaviour, relationships, learning environment, personal wellbeing and attitudes to learning and learning diligence which lead to improvements in academic attainment.
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What are values?

Values are principles that drive behaviour. They influence our actions and attitudes, and become our framework for living. They influence our relationship with ourselves and others.
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How do schools use VbE?

Values work in a dynamic way through developing aspects as diverse as leadership focus, positive role modelling and community values.
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What values are not?

Values education is not additional curriculum, a quick fix solution or something expected only of students.
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What is said about VbE?

The best way to judge the impact of VbE is to hear what teachers and students from VbE schools say about it.
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How do I find out more?

There are several options to find out whether VbE is likely to provide benefits for your school, none of which is costly.
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OFSTED's views on VbE?

OFSTED frequently refers to VbE in its reports, noting its positive impact in many areas.
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Who are we?

The International Values-based Education Trust (IVET) is a UK charity whose objectives are to help schools improve the quality of their education.
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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.