Faith and Families in Education

Mission and Vision Statements

The Values Foundation for Faith and Families in Education upholds the centrality of faith and traditional family values in British education.

The Values Foundation will:

Promote the importance of faith-based values as well as the values of the traditional family in education.

Be the voice in Westminster for those who are sympathetic to faith and family values.

Represent groups and individuals who support the traditional family without being faith-based themselves.

Provide support to faith education providers and groups supportive of traditional families.

Become the representative organisation to be consulted at the formative initial stages of new education legislation and policy.

Advocate for and on behalf of faith and family supportive groups as well as paving the way for those groups to advocate for themselves.

Ensure that the Government, DfE, Ofsted and others acknowledge the central importance of faith and family ethos according to the Fundamental British Values Statement established by Lord Alton in 2014.

Give faith and family supporters the central forum to support faith and family.

Promote and publicise the historic values of the family and a contemporary vision of sound family and community values as a tool in improving mental health, social welfare and generating economic improvement via the education of the next generation.

Featured Articles

RSE – Get It Right! – Press Release

The Values Foundation announces the launch of RSE - Get It Right! , an education initiative supporting parents, schools and local authorities across England to ensure children are taught time-honoured,

Religious Liberty

By Dr James Orr We are, nowadays, predisposed to think that the language of rights and equality is synonymous with the language of justice and goodness. We who believe in

The Meaning of Values

By Timothy Vince November 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice following the War to end all wars, when there was – and still is – a consensus that

The Public Benefit of Belief

Why policies should favour education that respects families with faith backgrounds By Roger Kiska Introduction “Thou shall love thy neighbours as thyself” embodies the Judeo-Christian principle commonly known as the

The need to Reaffirm Traditional British Values

By Rabbi Mordechai Rose Modern liberal society has created a new system of values which it believes are superior to those of any society that has existed up until now.

Director of The Values Foundation – Judith Nemeth – speaks to Radio 4

  On Radio 4's Sunday programme on 24th February, Harry Farley reported on the concerns of many Orthodox Jews, as well as those of other religious families, regarding the Government's plans

What you should know about Relationships and Sex Education

By Roger Kiska While there are definitely some troubling elements about the new RSE regulations coming into force in September 2020, one of them is not the mandatory teaching of

School is no place for gender identity meddling

By Judith Nemeth The Government sets legislation, the Department for Education issues policy and education guidelines and Ofsted inspects schools. However it is ultimately parents, headteachers and teachers who carry the

The faith education that must never be tampered with

By Judith Nemeth TEN days ago, 90,000 people spent five hours in the freezing Met Life Stadium in New York. Young and old, teens and pensioners. Football game of the year? No. Baseball

Faith and family play a bigger role in academic achievement than race or socioeconomic status

By William Jeynes The phrase “achievement gap” refers to the well-documented discrepancies between the scholastic achievements of African American and Latinos on the one hand and white students on the

Changes to implementation of the new RSE guidelines

Press statement 5th June 2020 An intrinsic element of the process of bringing Relationships Education into primary schools and

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  • RSE is meant to keep children safe, yet it is currently exposing children to harm
  • Some schools are encouraging children to lower their boundaries, making them open to exploitation, grooming and abuse

Requirements

  • Set up a new independent RSE watchdog committee
  • Schools must display RSE resources and providers on school websites, and state if they promote Gender Theory
  • Inappropriate RSE resources must be blacklisted
  • RSE teaching must be compatible with the science curriculum

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