The VbE Team

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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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  Dr Neil Hawkes (Founder)  Bridget Knight (CEO)


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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  Patricia Beechey  David Harding   Sue Jones 


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David Gumbrell 

Consultant and Resilience Specialist

 Lizzy Lewis 

 Philosophy for Children Specialist 

Tony Eaude

Research Specialist

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  Neil Balliston 

Values in PE Specialist

Simon Poote 

 EYFS Specialist

Therese Hoyle

Positive Playtimes Speciaist 



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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Hayley Hughes (Milton Keynes)  Pete Sears (Kent) Emma Rossiter (Wiltshire) 










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Values-based Education

Chalk Pit Nursery,
Chalk Pit Lane,
Burnham, Bucks
United Kingdom  
Telephone: +44 1628 660665
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