Revisioning Education

A New Vision for Education

The IVET Foundation is calling for a new vision for education in the 21st century.  A huge contribution to this vision is set out in its major initiative, the transformative Values-based Education. VbE as it is known is having a major impact on schools across the world. 

Its rationale is the development of quality holistic educational provision for children and young people.

As schools embrace the ongoing changes and challenges of our age, IVET offers a consistent principle that values-based education is essential for individuals to thrive and enabling societies to flourish.  We believe that it is the very foundation for a peaceful world.


Dr Neil Hawkes, founder of IVET, explains the rationale behind our new approach to education in this short video...


Our vision for education reaches schools of all foundations and forms, offering as it does a commitment to academic excellence in union with the enhancement of moral, emotional and spiritual sensibilities.

We guide all our children to be happy and successful, able to embrace and grow from the challenges they meet with increasing resilience. They mature as people who can be seen as ethical leaders.

We help them to develop personal holistic competence, which is a form of emotional and ethical intelligence that helps them to cope with the complexity of life in a digital age; ethically self-regulating their behaviour.

Values-based schools embed a values culture that gives profound opportunities for critical thinking¸ reflection, and the development of wisdom through personal endeavour.

This finest educational provision is rooted in an ethos that honours and nurtures the individual wellbeing and development of both pupils and staff.

The whole approach is characterised by care, compassion and commitment.

Every aspect of the curriculum is values-based as our latest book shows:

Values can be identified in every subject and aspect of the curriculum.  This transformational book is a 'must have' for teachers and curriculum leaders. All royalties are given to the IVET Foundation. For your copy click here: 


We are so proud of our schools that, in a myriad of ways, live out this vision.

They regard values-based education as indispensable.

We are so grateful to their leaders who innovate in a principled way to create the best possible experiences for their pupils.

They create aspirational thinkers, reflective learners and responsible participators through:


This is a deeply practical route to a more socially inclusive, motivating and rewarding school experience, enabling learners to become more engaged and flourish in the world.

All schools, in a broad spectrum of contexts and countries, that are involved in this approach cite the profound impact it has on the pupils and staff.

The majority cite its impact on the development of positive social character traits, enhancement of behaviour, relationships and attitudes and the consequent improvement in academic performance.

It has been integral to turning around failing schools as well as to enhancing the practice in the highest performing ones.

We believe that our vision and purpose for values-based education will both inspire and endorse school practice for the present and for the years to come.

You can download the values-based vision for education document here

Teaching a values lesson to Year 6 at Madley School, UK.