Project information

Boosting values & the feel-good factor in schools

For every £1,000 donated, you can help to boost the morale of hundreds of children, their teachers, parents and carers in 10 schools in your locality.

How?

We can then offer to 10 schools a FREE copy of a "fantastic" ready-to-teach VALUES EDUCATION programme that enriches teaching and learning

April 2012 - December 2013

Charity information: Human Values Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    It it vital that children benefit from good, inspiring, practical CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT that builds confidence and equips them with essential emotional and social skills, competencies and values to help them fulfill their potential during their school days and well beyond.

    This project could help to reduce the billions spent each year due to underachievement, disengagement, youth crime, poor parenting and damaging life-style choices.

    Solution

    Our values-themed programmes empower primary and secondary aged children, enabling them to explore in a safe classroom environment, many important issues. They begin to understand how their values and choices affect day-to-day matters, relationships and their future lives.

    Many dedicated teachers leave the profession due to children's bad behaviour - worldwide evidence shows that good, systematic values education inspires responsible behaviour - and so much more.


  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To save local teachers' time - the programmes are complete, high quality lesson plans.

    Activities

    » Offer schools in your locality the chance to claim a sponsored copy of a proven cross-curricular, non-denominational values programme.

    Success will be apparent from a reduction in stress and the ease of programme implementation by teachers, and pupils' enjoyment and positive developments.


    Aim 2

    To give young people meaningful reference points for how they think, choose and behave.

    Activities

    » Supply values-themed programmes for ages 4 to 14+ shown to help foster & improve wellbeing, emotional stability, social competencies and life skills.

    Success will be evident from their greater sense of wellbeing and empowerment and the improvements in self-esteem, attainments, relationships and future prospects.


    Aim 3

    To enrich youngsters' relationships and strengthen community cohesion.

    Activities

    » Enable teachers, parents and carers to unite with shared values that promote mutual interests, understanding and community cohesion.

    Success will be noticeable with better teacher-pupil, teacher-teacher and teacher-parent relationships and unifying, shared values.


    Aim 4

    To help reduce the enormous financial and social costs of youth failure and underachievement.

    Activities

    » Give schools the opportunity of implementing inspiring, transformative values-themed programmes that deliver extensive positive impacts.

    Success will be indicated by more engaged, motivated children and young people who have a better understanding of the ramifications of their choices and behaviour.


  • Impact

    Impact

    * Consistently higher quality teaching and learning and greater awareness of the importance of developing good, strong character traits from an early age.

    * Improvements in role modelling by all school staff and parents/carers and better life chances and employment prospects of the children and young people.

    * Participants will have gained qualities and competencies to enable them to take their place in society, with good parenting skills if needed.

    Risk

    The Year 7 dip in attainment shows that sometimes the excellent progress made during primary school years falls away when children transfer to their secondary school.

    Children can enjoy the benefit of sustained values education with our 'EDUCATION in HUMAN VALUES' programme for ages 4 to 12 followed by our 'SOCIAL and EMOTIONAL EDUCATION' programme for ages 12 to 14+.

    Reporting

    Keep in touch with the schools that accept sponsored copies of the programmes and pass on to the donors, the feedback about the impacts on the children, their schools and local community .

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £36,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,000 Stock items 300 sets of values education manuals
      £3,000 Postage/packing Posting manual sets to 300 schools
      £3,000 Overheads Marketing, admin & customer service

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Anonymous trusts £2,500 Guaranteed
    The Barleycorn Trust £500 Guaranteed
    The Gary Grant Foundation £500 Guaranteed
    Anonymous individuals £1,731 Guaranteed
    The Sir James Roll Char Tst £500 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Donors can sponsor the values education resource packs for schools anywhere but we are particularly keen to help schools in the UK.

    Beneficiaries

    Over many years, all the following associated with the 300 schools claiming a sponsored copy of a values education programme:
    * Children and young people (at least 100,000 during a year)
    * Teachers
    * All other adults within a school's community
    * Parents and carers
    * Local communities
    * The taxpayer

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been successfully providing comprehensive values education resources for schools all over the world since 1995. The proven programmes were written by an experienced teacher for teachers and we are the principal supplier of such sustainable programmes in the UK.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Rosemary Dewan

    Chief Executive with extensive commercial and project management experience and responsible for the charity's day-to-day operations.

    June Auton

    Author of the 2 programmes ('Education in Human Values' and 'Social and Emotional Education') available for support and guidance.

"It’s a brilliant programme which should be used in every school big or small."

Katrina, aged 11