May 30

Please contact Neil Hawkes if you would like to apply for your school to be assesed for the Quality Mark as a Values-based School. This Quality Mark is recognised by Ofsted, parents and school communities as demonstrating the quality of education being offered by your school.

Please look at the list of values-based schools that have been awarded the Quality Mark on the home page of this website.

May 25

Paul Daley, Principal from New Zealand, has spent the last two days visiting excellent schools in Reading, Slough and Didcot with Neil Hawkes. Paul also attended the National Education Trust’s Event at Oxford Brooks University in Oxford where he spoke about the focus ofd Education in New Zealand. The former Secretary of State for Education, Estelle Morris was the guest speaker.
Paul has been particularly interested in considering all aspects of Values-based Education. His school in New Zealand is a values-based school.

May 21

Many thanks for an excellent evening led by Dr Neil Hawkes. The evening was an inspirational way forward to change our young people, to impact not only their lives but the lives of those they encounter on their life’s journey. The values and principles shared last evening are very much in harmony with the values and principles shared by our church congregation.

If there is any way our church community could assist in turning Irchester Community Primary School into a values based school, we would be happy to support you.

Again many thanks for an excellent evening

Jim Aldwinckle (Pastor)
Reachout Community Church

May 20

Neil worked today with teachers in the London Borough of Brent sharing Values-based Education. It was their PSHEE Conference. A very dedicated group of colleagues. Thanks to the organisers for their kindness and care during the day – very much appreciated.

May 19

We use your ‘ Values Education’ file extensively for lessons and collective worship and find it a wonderful resource. The posters are super, too. We really believe the impact on attitudes and behaviour has been huge. Our children are polite, well-mannered and caring and this contributes to our positive, nurturing ethos. We hope the values we instil in them will help them in their lives ahead and make the world a better place.

Jenny Earp
Headteacher, Coleshill CE Infant School
Buckinghamshire, UK

May 13

Greatnews! Washingborough School in Lincolnshire is the site on Monday for a film about Values-based Education. Jason O’Rourke, the Headteacher, has agreed to show what can be achieved through Values Education. The DVD will be made available to all Lincolnshire schools and to others on request to Neil Hawkes.

May 11

I am delighted that Lincolshire, UK is investing £50,000 in encouraging the development of Values-based Schools and settings. Schools, such as Washingborough and Fulstow, are leading the way as examples of schools embracing the values philosophy.


May 08

Delighted to have the company of Floyd Woodrow and share thinking about how to support a paradigm shift in human relationships towards them being more values-baased.

May 07

I had a great day yesterday carrying out a values audit of the school. The school has recently started to embrace a values philosophy and is part of a wider movement of schools in Lincolnshire, that are seeing the need to underpin the work and life of the school from a values perspective. The staff and students demonstrated their enthusiasm to embrace Values Education and showed the progress that had been achieved. Congratulations! Neil

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