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Our team of Trustees, Consultants and Associates are wholly committed to creating Values-based environments in which children and adults are nurtured and flourish.

They have all been recognised as experts in the field of Values-based Education and are able to provide guidance, advice and support to schools looking to embed a values-based approach.

 

VbE Trustees and Consultants

 

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VbE Consultants and VbE Specialist Consultants

 

 Our VbE team of Consultants are all highly experienced in the field of Values-based Education. 

They are, or have all been, leaders of Values-based schools and are VbE Trainers and Quality Mark Assessors. 

They work nationally and internationally and support a large team of VbE Associates. 

Our Specialist Consultants are experts in their field and embed Values-based Education within their practice. 

 

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VbE Associates

 

Our large team of VbE Associates are a body of people who work to promote VbE as a philosophy and a movement in their own settings or organisations. 

They may host visitors, run VbE Network Meetings, work in Initial Teacher Training and some speak at values events. 

VbE is looking to expand our network of Associates to ensure that the many new schools who are interested in finding out more about VbE, have an Associate closeby to talk to and visit.  

Our Associates are supported by the VbE Consultants. 

If you are working in a VbE school, or in an organisation which is aligned with VbE and are interested in becoming a VbE Associate, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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Sue Cahill (Australia)
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Craig Gill (Brunei)
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Our team of VbE consultants are highly experienced leaders of Values-based Education.staffteam

Some are also Professional Executive Coaches.

  

All consultants and coaches have an excellent skill-set, which is matched to your requirements when you request coaching and/or consultancy for your school.

 

As former leaders of Values-based schools, our consultants and coaches understand the complexities of headship/leadership and how to raise standards through Values-based School Improvement.

 

In addition, or as an alternative, to choosing from the Professional Development Menu of training for schools, we offer:

 

  • Professional Consultancy for schools/leadership teams/values-leaders requiring effective and specific advice. Our consultants use a values-centric approach to School Improvement to help raise standards throughout the school.

 

  • Executive Leadership Coaching for school leaders/values leaders/leadership teams looking to achieve professional goals through developing authentic leadership strategies.  Our Professional Coaching provides non-judgmental support and challenge to help leaders create healthy, positive, high functioning environments where people grow and flourish.

 

CONTACT US to arrange a telephone appointment to discuss your specific requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Values-based Education announces a menu of high quality Professional Development Training to support schools looking for Values-based School Improvement through Wellbeing, Leadership, Personal Development, Teaching & Learning and Outcomes. 20170427 111928

 

Each Training session can be tailored to your school’s needs, the time you have available and the intended audience.

 

It could be as short as a ‘twilight’ meeting, a half-day session or a whole day’s INSET.

 

It could also include VbE partnership working with staff during the school day; generating practical activities with parents; coaching the VbE leader or delivering information to governors. 

 

Each training session will be delivered by one of our highly experienced VbE Consultants. Most of the training can be delivered in your school, or a neighbouring school if you are booking a session jointly. Our consultant will liaise closely with you beforehand so that they have the best understanding of what training you would like. 

See what wonderful things people say about our training...

 


Transforming Your School with Values-based Education

For: Schools wishing to introduce and embed a values-based curriculum and culture to the whole school community.

Program: This Professional Development Training provides the background to VbE, evidence of the immense benefits of introducing VbE and a template for the practical implementation of VbE. It aims to allow staff to reflect on their roles and relationships within schools, re-visit the purpose of education and rapidly establish the environment in which staff and students can flourish both personally and academically.

Delivery: This Training is most effective when delivered to a whole school staff and governors. It is tailored to each school's specific needs, and is ideally delivered as a one day conference/INSET day at the school or a venue of the school’s choice. 

Provisional Booking: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE

 


Values-based School Improvement

For: Schools needing to rapidly improve outcomes for pupils, schools needing a fresh start and/or a change of culture within the whole school community. 

Program: This Professional Development Training revisits the purpose of education, the rational of the curriculum and helps schools to rapidly establish the environment in which teachers and staff can flourish both personally and academically. The OFSTED Framework is explored through ‘values-lenses’ with focus on improvement in all key areas: Effectiveness of Leadership and Management; Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare; outcomes for Children and Other Learners. 
The majority of schools in this position who go on to introduce VbE effectively achieve a "Good" or "Outstanding" OFSTED rating within two years.

Delivery: This Training is tailored to each school's specific needs, and can be delivered either as a one day conference, twilight sessions, or through consultancy at the school. 
Details: Schools which create an authentic values-based culture see a rapid and positive impact on behaviour, relationships, the learning environment, personal wellbeing, attitudes to learning and learning resilience which lead to improvements in all areas throughout the whole school. VbE improves student and teacher wellbeing, academic diligence, pedagogy–focused teaching, student-teacher relationships and parental and family participation.

Provisional Booking: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE

 


Diminishing the Difference – Every Child an Achiever

For: Schools seeking to close attainment gaps and enable all pupils to achieve as highly as possible

Program: VbE aims to provide a learning environment whereby all pupils, regardless of their backgrounds, become self-motivated and resilient learners. Schools that engage with VbE experience a narrowing or elimination of the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. This course looks at relevant research and demonstrates how to implement a culture of high achievement for all pupils. 

Delivery: This Professional Development Training is tailored to each school's specific needs, and can be delivered either as a one day conference, twilight sessions or through consultancy at the school. 

Provisional Bookings: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE

 


The Values-based Curriculum

For: Schools looking to develop their curriculum and culture; schools who may be looking to change their curriculum and/or improve how it is delivered.

Program: Schools are invited to re-visit and evaluate their formal, informal and hidden curriculum and see how, by underpinning the curriculum and culture with VbE, learning and achievement, motivation and behaviour, enjoyment and interest are all improved. This Professional Development Training details exactly how to embed a values-philosophy and shares many examples of outstanding values-based practice. When a curriculum is values-based, there is significant positive impact for pupils and teachers. 

Delivery: This Training is tailored to each school's specific needs, and can be delivered either as a one day conference, twilight sessions or through consultancy at the school. 

Provisional Bookings: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE

 


The VbE Teacher

For: Teachers in schools looking to introduce a values-based approach to their classroom or to develop and embed a values-based curriculum and culture within their role. 

Program: As well as delivering a template for a successful values-based classroom, this course reinforces the importance of establishing positive and authentically deep relationships between pupils and their teachers. When such relationships are formed in the classroom, learning for all is heightened. Children feel safe, secure and supported in their learning and teachers learn much more about how and what their pupils are learning. This Professional Development Training explores how teachers can introduce Emotion Coaching to their values-based approach and make learning for their pupils even more effective. It also looks at the Professional Standards for Teachers and matches each one to a further values-based approach; this can form the basis for teachers achieving the prestigious IVET (Individual) Teacher Quality Mark. 

Delivery: This Training is tailored to each school's specific needs, and can be delivered either as a one day conference, twilight sessions or through consultancy at the school. 

Provisional Bookings: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE

 


The VbE Leader

For: Leaders of schools looking to introduce, develop or deeply embed Values-based Education in their school/schools. 

Program: This Professional Development Training is specifically for headteachers and members of school leadership teams who wish to lead a values-based school and effectively embed a values-based culture which engages all members of the school community and drives the rapid improvement in standards of learning and behaviour. The VbE template is explored in detail and examples of outstanding values-based leadership practice is shared.

A professional coaching session for the VbE leader of the school is included in this Training.

Delivery: This Training is delivered to VbE leaders from different schools who attend this one day course in a VbE host school. Schools are welcome to volunteer to be a host school for this Training. 

Provisional Bookings: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE

 


Values-based Induction for Staff New to VbE Schools

For: Staff who are new to an established VbE School 

Program: This Professional Development Training ensures that staff joining schools with an embedded VbE culture experience a day of high quality training whereby they gain a deep understanding of the background of VbE, the explicit elements of a VbE school and how they can rapidly settle in and contribute to the school. 

Feedback from schools sending staff to this Training is extremely positive. “With the best will in the world, I couldn’t have given the depth of induction my staff received on the course. I am thrilled with what they have come back with and can see an immediate difference in their understanding of how our school works.” Headteacher, VbE School, Nottingham

Delivery: This Training is delivered to staff from different schools who attend this one day course in a VbE host school. Schools are welcome to volunteer to be a host school for this Training. A VbE Consultant will deliver the training. Many host schools also contribute by showcasing their school during the day. 

Provisional Bookings: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE


 


Introducing VbE to Parents

For: Schools looking for parental engagement and support with VbE

Program: This Professional Development Training supports schools to introduce the concept of a values-based ethos and curriculum to the wider school community and to reveal the impact in can have on their children.

Delivery: This Training can be delivered in three ways: as a training session for key members of staff to prepare to deliver a VbE Parents Information Meeting themselves; a VbE Parents' Information Meeting delivered by a VbE Consultant; a day/morning or afternoon VbE in-school session(s) with lessons and games for parents and their children to let them experience the impact of VbE in the classroom.

Provisional Bookings: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE

 

The Values-based School for Governors/Trustees 

For: School Governors or Academy/MAT Trustees

Program: It is essential that school governors/trustees understand how the strategic implementation of VbE relates to pupil outcomes. This course delivers an understanding of VbE, what it looks like in schools and the impact it can have on staff performance and pupils’ outcomes. Crucially, governors will come away with effective questions to ask and reflect upon as they continue to work strategically with the school. 

Delivery: This Professional Development Training is usually delivered at a Governors’/Trustees’ Training session at the school or at Local Network Meetings. It can be delivered over a whole day if required whereby the understanding and engagement of attendees will be taken to a deeper level. 

Provisional Bookings: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE

 


Values-based Behaviour Management for Support Staff and Lunchtime Staff 

For: Support staff and/or lunchtime staff who lead playtimes and/or lunchtimes.

Program: This Professional Development Training aims to encourage support staff and lunchtime staff become values leaders in their own roles. They play a crucial part in the lives of the children who they work with and their relationship with every child in their care is extremely important for helping the child to feel safe, secure and to be able to manage their own behaviour. This course gives clear guidance as to how a values-based approach in the playground can enhance attitudes to learning and behaviour and promote excellent behaviour and engagement at these social times of the day. This course explores how staff can use Emotion Coaching techniques in their roles to support pupils with a values-based approach. 

Delivery: This Training is tailored to each school's specific needs, and can be delivered in 2 or 3 hour sessions (at the school) depending on time available. 

Provisional Bookings: To request a VbE Consultant to contact you to discuss your requirements, CLICK HERE

 

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'VbE Solutions' provides a full range of the highest quality support for all types of school:

 

  • Single schools or single academies
  • Multi-Academy Trusts or Academy Chains
  • Schools in federations or looking to federate
  • Free or Independent schools
 

In addition to providing outstanding services, we offer support to schools in assessing the right action for them; whether or not to academise, which MAT to become a part of - or even to create a MAT of their own.

 

We are able to provide support for everything a school needs to implement their decisions. Our services empower schools to maintain all aspects of Values-based Education in the enormously pressurised environment that squeezes schools’ autonomy and flexibility.

 

With 'VbE Solutions', schools are free to meet their unique needs in a way that is best suited to their specific context. VbE is at the core of everything we do. Your ability to retain your autonomy and unique character is paramount, as is the flexibility in how you choose to use our services.

 

Wherever you are on your journey, we are here to help.

 

 

Why Choose 'VbE Solutions'?

 

Schools need to work with organisations they can trust. 'VbE Solutions' is a division of Values-based Education (VbE). Our objectives are exclusively to ensure that schools are able to function to their best level, underpinned by VbE, in an educational climate which makes it increasingly difficult for schools to be completely true to their principles.

 

VbE principles run throughout all the operations of 'VbE Solutions'. It means schools can rely on an organisation that they have been able to trust for years, driven by the desire to help schools achieve the highest standards possible, maintaining the wellbeing of pupils, students and staff. VbE is about supporting schools and students, not commercial interest.

 

Most of the services we offer are channelled through our partner, Judicium Education, who is one of the largest providers of professional services to academies and maintained schools. They support over 500 schools in over 60 Local Authorities and have a superb reputation. In Judicium, we have found a service provider which was founded by people who are committed to the concepts of VbE and whose principles completely align with VbE. Judicium understands what schools need to function effectively and they are committed to providing professional, personalised expertise. They know that the more effective they can be, the more school leaders can be free to focus upon strategy, leadership and delivering the very best education to their learners.

 

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In partnership with Judicium, we have the flexibility for schools to choose any level of support, from occasional to complete. We can tailor the support to match your unique needs. We have the expertise to help schools become academies, to set up a local MAT, or to join the national VbE MAT.

 

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We have worked with Judicium for several years and have always received an excellent service covering a range of areas such as HR, health & safety, governance, legal services and school improvement.

We have used Judicium's school improvement services for the past twelve months, receiving regular visits and help desk support. Visits are always supportive but also challenging and Judicium have provided insightful and valuable advice as we look to grow our multi academy trust. I have always found their staff knowledgable and completely up to date with the latest developments in the world of education.

I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Phillip Hedger, CEO, Leo Academy Trust

 

 I have used Judicium for around 2 years. Their service is exceptional!  

They have a great grasp of the idiosyncrasies of individual staff members and situations. There is a maximum of 24 hours turnaround for replies by email. Should you require a rapid response, then phone calls are returned within an hour in my experience.

Advice is given by a trained solicitor or barrister, all letters are written, conversations scripted and a strategic plan agreed if required.

Judicium's support and their advice has been excellent. In all, the quality of service, price comparison and my experience of their advice, makes them the only firm I would currently consider. We recently went through a comparison of service and quotes when extending their service to a cluster of schools and again they came out top. I really cannot recommend them enough.

Claire Price, Headteacher, Chepstow School

 

 

When our school became an academy on 1 January 2012 one of the first things we did was to appoint Judicium.

It is one of the best decisions we have ever made. I have worked closely with Judicium staff on a wide range of issues including managing sickness absence, health & safety, conduct, capability, grievance investigations and resolutions, restructuring and most recently multi-academy trusts.

The service is not the cheapest on the market but the quality of response is exceptional, regardless of the advisor that you end up liaising with. Judicium staff have visited the school as part of the package we purchase and we have bought them in on occasions when we have needed additional representation.

I have no personal links with the company nor anything to gain from giving them a glowing reference. Alex Mehta is genuinely interested in customer service, he is humble and helpful at every opportunity. It was our delight with the HR services that prompted us to take advantage of their Health and Safety related services.

The influence of Judicium in helping to move our school forward cannot be over-stated. We have swiftly moved on several under-performing staff and have been superbly supported through difficult cases with unions. They have been a critical part of our school improvement journey and continue to be so.

I cannot recommend them to you highly enough.

Gary Watson, Headteacher, Tewkesbury School

 

To find out more, download the brochure or CONTACT US to discuss your requirements.

 

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