18 October 2024
Annual VbE Conference: Re-Energising Your School
Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, SN6 8BL

This year's VbE conference is set in the scenic Oxfordshire village of Shrivenham. It will feature many practical new ideas and scope for meeting other values-based heads, teachers and governors.

The full conference agenda is set out lower down on this page. The conference's main topics  are:


Book the Conference

As in previous years, we encourage schools to bring staff emerging or acting as values leaders and values-based governors.

The cost is £95 per ticket. Each ticket allows attendance by two people. The price includes parking, tea/coffee, snacks and lunch.

To make bookings, either click or scan the QR code on the left or the click website below:



The draft agenda for the conference which is subject to change is set out below:

9:30 Registration and refreshments


10:00 Welcome to the conference (BK)

10:15 Understanding and Developing Values-based Education

Neil Hawkes, Founder of VbE


11:00 Coffee break and mingling


11:20 Values Nuggets: Stimulating values-based behaviours

Bridget Knight, CEO of VbE

11:30 Values in Action

Callum Bate, Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

11:40 Values-based Education in Schools

Professor Mick Waters, VbE Patron

12:35 VbE Compassion Award


12:40 Lunch and Values Dating!


1:40 Reflection for Schools: A 3-Minute Reflection to use in your school
Jane Hawkes, IVET Trustee and psychotherapist

1:45 Values-based Sustainability
Richard Dunne, Founder of the Harmony Project

2:05 Values Nuggets: Stimulating values-based behaviours
Bridget Knight, CEO of VbE

2:15 Values-based Wellbeing
Emma Rossiter, Head of Silverwood School and founder of Silverwood SEN Support and Training

2:30 Panel Debate
Chair: Bridget Knight
Pannel: Neil Hawkes, Emma Rossiter, Mick Waters, Callum Bates, Richard Dunne, Jane Hawkes

2:55 Concluding remarks and thanks
Neil Hawkes

3:00pm Conference ends


3:30pm RSA Members Meeting for Schools – free invitation to all conference delegates

5:00pm RSA Meeting ends

Last Year's Conference

Details and extracts from past conferences are avialable from the "Training" drop-down menu at the top of this page.