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.
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 other. What explains the gap? My meta-analysis revealed that if an African American or Latino student was a person of faith and came from a […]
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 game of the year? No. The gathering comprised orthodox Jews celebrating the completion of the seven-and-a-half-year cycle of learning a page a day of Talmud, called […]
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 responsibility of educating children. Indeed, the previous Minister for Education, Damian Hinds, publicly placed this decision-making into their hands. In August 2019, The Values Foundation […]
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 LGBT elements in primary schools. While campaigners and some schools may insist that such a legal requirement exists, the reality is that it does not. […]
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 on Relationships education. Values Foundation Director, Judith Nemeth, spoke of how religious educators want to comply with the law yet have serious problems in teaching […]
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. The primary principle of this system is that the individual should have the freedom to do whatever he or she wants — as long as […]
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 ‘Golden Rule’. Immanuel Kant notes that this external commandment to further your neighbour’s welfare from good-will that is immediate and not derived from motives of […]
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 Britain and her allies were fighting for the preservation of shared values in the face of tyranny. During the Second World War, the Directorate of […]
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 a free and plural society used to think that rights were meant to protect difference and ensure equity between those of different dispositions, faiths and […]
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, established values within Relationships and Sex Education which will be compulsory in all schools from September 2020. During the past year RSE has been piloted […]