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VbE Principles for Engagement with Partner Organisations


The underpinning values of VbE are multifarious but the principle driving forces are perhaps seen most brightly in the values of love, peace and courage. Through committing to these values, we work to get closer to achieving:
Social Justice
• Personal Wellbeing
• Sustainable Harmony
• The Flourishing of Humanity


VbE is committed to working in partnership with organisations that express similar aims and intentions.


In order to achieve this we work with partners who:

• Share with VbE a deep ethical commitment to enabling children, young people and adults to achieve their best possibilities and value the world around them.

• Share a commitment that unquestionable integrity must at the heart of our work.

• With us, strive to avoid any conflict of interest in fulfilling our duties.

• With us, are respectful of copyright.

• Like us, aim to provide a high standard of practice, to deliver highly valued services and excellent value for money.

• Commit with us to mutual promotion of our work, for the benefit of children and young people.

• Work with us in a community of trust and mutual benefit.



VbE Strategic Partners

Sapere - Philosophy for Children (P4C)

Sapere logoP4C is an approach to learning and teaching, now a recognised worldwide movement and practice, that was founded by Professor Matthew Lipman.  

P4C has developed over 35 years, and is practised in approximately 60 countries.

Children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions. They then choose one question that is the focus of a philosophical enquiry, or dialogue.  For example the question might be 'is it ever ok to steal?
The teacher, as facilitator, supports the children in their thinking, reasoning and questioning, as well as the way the children speak and listen to each other in the dialogue.  After the enquiry the children and facilitator reflect on the quality of the thinking, reasoning and participation, and suggest how they could improve; either as individuals or as a group (community).

P4C is intended to be a regular activity so that the children develop their skills and understanding over time.  The role of the facilitator is crucial to ensuring quality dialogue and progress, as well as integration with the curriculum.

It is well documented that P4C has an impact on children's cognitive, social and emotional development. P4C is about getting children to think and communicate well; to think better for themselves.



VbE Aligned & Education Partner Organisations


Human Values Foundation

HVFThe Human Values Foundation supplies resources for educationalists teaching Values.

The Education in Human Values programme is designed for 4-12 year olds. It is a series of 44 ready-to-teach lesson plans using a framework of five universal core values. The Social and Emotional Education programme is a similar resource comprising 34 modules aimed at older age groups between 12 and 14.

Both programmes support the objective of children and young people developing their social and emotional skills in a balanced way.



Votes For Schools

VFS brain logoVotesforSchools is an innovative new platform that facilitates a weekly debate and vote on current affairs. At the end of the week, results are made public, hugely raising the profile of pupil voice. The students love debating and feeling that their voice is being heard in the world. Each week they are engaged in the democratic process; building the skills of articulation; empathy, understanding and social competence: embodying British Values.

VotesforSchools is designed so that all SMSC, and Prevent criteria are met; and the school’s results prove instant evidence to Ofsted or ISI of consistent and quality delivery. Resources are available each week for Primary, Secondary and 16+ , together with a reference map and cross curricular ideas. The resources require no teacher preparation, and are suitable for a tutor time activity, assembly, writing starter or Citizenship lesson.

VbE Member Schools receive up to 20% discount on Votes For School subscriptions.









VbE Business Partner Organisations

Comtech IT Services

comtech logo100 260x82transparentComtech IT Services Limited is a leading provider of ICT in schools covering Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Wiltshire, London and the Midlands. 

Comtech IT Services aims to provide the best solution for our customers so that IT is utilised effectively and efficiently to meet the organisation's objectives.

With unmatched call-out times, Comtech's client focused services and experienced staff, the company provides a range of business and technical IT services, including IT Strategy planning, software selection management, IT related initiative managment, IT supplier management, hardware, software, network and application support to our growing client base.




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Values-based Education

Chalk Pit Nursery,
Chalk Pit Lane,
Burnham Bucks
United Kingdom  
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