What professionals are saying
Some headteachers have commented that, based on the Human Values Foundation’s engaging materials, even after only one month of implementing the various teaching techniques and approaches, a marked improvement in atmosphere and behaviour throughout the whole school became evident.
The Human Values Foundation’s programmes are exciting and innovative ways of exploring a values-based education system. They appeal to children, parents, teachers and headteachers alike, because the values are truly universal. Assessments have rated the programmes as offering everyone the very best of Values Education. The resources are ideally suitable for Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education lessons; Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education; Citizenship; Relationships and Sex Education (RSE); and Assemblies.
“I must write to let you know just how wonderful we at school are finding Education in Human Values as part of our work for the Healthy Schools award. All the teachers enjoy using it and the children enjoy the whole experience. I heartily recommend the whole approach to any school.”
Headteacher, Millbrook School, Herts.
“The EHV programme gives me eighteen months of material and a great structure for all PSHE and Citizenship issues. It has been a most valuable resource and I would recommend it to any colleague looking for assembly and PSHE themes. It is the best material at that price that I’ve ever purchased in my teaching career.”
Headteacher, Farington Primary School, Preston.
“The EHV materials have been examined during the inspection and have been found to be of excellent quality.”
School Inspector, Devon.
“Our school will always be indebted to the Human Values Foundation. Your learning modules on values education were guidelines in many lessons and Assemblies. The Human Values Foundation in the UK helped a South African school more than six thousand miles away to find its true humanity. You helped us find the Mandela way of reconciliation, peace and goodwill to all.”
Headteacher, Johannesburg, South Africa.
“The impact the EHV programme made on the children’s attitudes and behaviour was immediate and it has been positively and highly praised in our recent inspection. I cannot think of any school that would not benefit from it and I will certainly be recommending it to my colleagues.”
Headteacher, All Saints C of E Primary School, Devon.
“We have the key words for each week displayed around the school so that the children and adults all know the theme for the week. We are very impressed with the variety of resource materials available which have been used throughout the school for ages 5-11 and we find them very adaptable for the different year groups. We are particularly pleased because they are non-denominational and fit in well with the PSHE curriculum.”
Headteacher, Wildridings Primary School, Berkshire.
“The programme is proving to be very popular with children, teachers and parents and because we let parents know what lesson we are taking, we know that some take the opportunity to re-emphasise the lessons at home. The CDs also proved very popular with the music co-ordinator and have given our assemblies an extra buzz.”
Headteacher, Heamoor CP School, Devon.
“I have no hesitation in highly recommending Education in Human Values. We think it is excellent. The children enjoy the lessons and find them relevant to their lives. They also enjoy the songs, which act as a strong reinforcement. The teachers like the structured but flexible format. There is a tremendous need for materials like this. Following this scheme can change children’s outlook. If all schools adopted this scheme, we could, in time, change society.”
PSHE Co-ordinator, Broadmere Community Primary School, Surrey.
“The themes are extremely relevant and dovetail easily with existing practices but this has given a joint focus to both PSHE and collective worship. As a school we very much believe in a strong moral code and the five human values communicate this brilliantly. I can thoroughly recommend the programme.”
Headteacher, Lynch Hill GM Combined School, Berkshire.
“The course has been written by an experienced teacher… it is excellent. The materials are well planned and easily accessed by busy teachers.”
Headteacher, Downside Middle School, Isle of Wight.
“I realised my expectations of having a complete PSHE package with detailed weekly lesson plans was probably too much to expect and promptly returned several very expensive programmes, very disappointed. On receipt of your Education in Human Values, I was very pleasantly surprised to find such a comprehensive resource, that has far more material than I could have expected. Everything that is needed is included and there is scope to use it right across Key stages, not only in lessons but assemblies and other related areas as well. Thank you once again, for enabling me to have a good summer holiday and not making up endless PSHE lessons from numerous other sources.”
PSHE Co-ordinator Birmingham.
“I began to utilise some of the ideas from the EHV programme in order to help children with social and behavioural difficulties, which prevented them from achieving their potential in the ‘normal’ classroom setting. The class took to the EHV programme straight away and we began our work together. Our class motto was, “Be the best person that you can be”. There was such a positive change in their attitudes towards their work, to each other and to the wider community that from then onwards, I decided to try to involve the whole school in EHV. We made great strides promoting good behaviour throughout the next two years. We were asked to attend a conference in our county and we took eight children to meet one hundred and forty advisers to tell them how it had all been achieved. Two of the children from Year 4 who were only eight years old, very ably led the whole conference in a Silent Reflection session which is an important aspect of both programmes.”
Josie Suggate, Waterside Community Junior School, Staffs.
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