Why is VbE important?

"VbE encourages the children to be reflectful. It encourages them to empathise with people and to have a go at every day issues through values, and it is the important things in life that underpins the whole education we cover in school"

Neil Balliston talks about the role of the Ethical Vocabulary

In a Values-based school, children develop a secure sense of self. The become more empowered to take responsibility for their own learning. Research shows that children develop academic diligence when they are involved with a Values-based school. They develop relational trust. They become articulate and able to talk freely and well. Through silence, quietness and reflectional techniques of the Values-based framework, children can understand much more deeply their work and their lives.

From the social perspective, Values-based Education promotes effective learning and underpins the continuous improvement of personal, social, moral and economic wellbeing. It is an investment in individual capability and self-responsibility and its product, therefore, promises significant value to society.

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.