Our vision is to inspire schools and other settings to be values-based. Neil and his colleagues devote their time to working with other like-minded individuals and a range of other organisations to bring about this vision. Headteachers are playing a central active role in this process, as can be seen in the list of schools that have the Values Quality Mark. A growing number, such as Bridget Knight, Headteacher, Eardisley School, in Herefordshire, Di Thomas, ex Headteacher, Greenfield School, Bedfordshire, Julie Rees, Ledbury School in Herefordshire and Jason O’Rourke, Washingborough School, in Lincolnshire are enthusing others, by talking about their practical experience of Values-based Education. Jason has recently proposed the establishment of Values Trust Academies to enable values schools to share experience and benefit from each other. Neil is one of the National Education Trust's Leading Thinkers and is the Founder of the International Values Education Trust. Neil is currently working with the Dynamic Values Team who are able to support values-based developments in your school, setting or company in the ways described.
What can Neil and his colleagues do for you?
(Picture above) Neil, speaking at the Peaceful Primary Schools conference, London, 18 May 2012. Included in the audience was Damilola Taylor's Father (front row).
The Values Education Quality Mark is an international validation of a school’s commitment to Values Education through this unique Values Education logo.
Why do it?
Prior to 1992, Neil Hawkes’s career was spent in the UK as a
teacher, deputy headteacher and in two headships. From 1983 until 1989, Neil worked as an Education Adviser for Buckinghamshire and from 1989 to 1993 as Chief
Adviser/Principal Education Officer of the Isle of Wight Education Service.
He then decided to implement his values philosophy, by spending six and a half years (1993 - 2000) as Headteacher of West Kidlington Primary and Nursery School in Oxford, UK. It was here that the school community worked together to devise and implement a unique system of Values-based Education. The school still attracts a lot of national and international visitors, keen to see how the values philosophy works in practice.
Between 1999 and 2005, Neil was a Senior Adviser for Oxfordshire, responsible for school improvement based on Values Education. Neil currently works as an international consultant in Values-based Education and leadership.
In 2008, Neil founded the International Values Education Trust to promote the development of values-based organisations around the world.
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Values Audit at Tower Hill School, Witney, Oxfordshire
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