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Research and articles about Values-based Education can be found in this section.

You are welcome to email VbE with relevant articles you may like published here.

Values-based schools are excellent places to work. People are recruited based on their competencies and values.


Staff are proud to work in values-based schools and stay in working environments which focus on their wellbeing and development.


This space is for values-based schools to advertise vacancies and is FREE for this term. 


 To advertise a vacancy, email details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 You may also be interested to read this superb article about Values-led Recruitment by headteacher Hannah Wilson.


Aureus (Secondary) School, Didcot, Oxfordshire


Vacancies for September 2018

Seeking the following lead practitioners and teachers  to join the dynamic team of this excellent Values-based school.

'Grow, Learn and Flourish' at Aureus!

Maths Teacher 


Cranfield C of E Academy, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Vacancy for September 2018

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Deputy Headteacher

Following the promotion of our current postholder to Headteacher, the staff and children of our Academy are looking for an outstanding Deputy Headteacher.

Our school offers the new Deputy Headteacher opportunity to grow, lead and continuously improve themselves and the education of our exemplary children.

They will not have a class responsibility and will be based in one of our two fantastic sites as a consistent Deputy, with our Headteacher working over both sites.


Western House Academy, Slough, Berkshire

Western House Academy is a three form vibrant, multicultural and successful primary academy on the outskirts of Slough.

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* Vice Principal 

* Assistant SENDCO/SEN Teacher



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.








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.


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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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David Gumbrell 

(Resilience Specialist)



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(Research Specialist)



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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Joe Piatczanyn (Bedfordshire)  Jason O'Rourke (Lincolnshire)

Sarah Phillips (Berkshire) 

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 Dominic Brister (Lincolnshire) Simon Cowley (Wiltshire) Richard Jenkins (Bedfordshire) 


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Alison Clark
Nigel Cohen

Fiona Collins
Jeff Conquest
Sue Cahill (Australia)
Gill Ellis
Craig Gill (Brunei)
Katie Greenwood
Allison Hickson
Annette McCullion
Susan Purdue
Sue Sayers
Emma Smart
Tracey Smith
Chris Spurgeon
Laura Steer
Di Thomas
Kathy Wood (Brunei)
Sue Woodrow



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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.


'Vbe Solutions' MAT Brochure 


Click to download pdf version

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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


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