Dr Neil Hawkes is the founder of the International Values Education Trust (IVET) and Values-based Education (VbE). Neil is loved and respected throughout the world as an educational leader and thinker.
Neil spent seven years as Headteacher of West Kidlington School in Oxford where he gained a reputation for his outstanding leadership and transformational curriculum. It was here that the school community worked together to devise and implement a system of Values-based Education that has been recognised internationally as the foundation of outstanding school practice.
Neil is well known as an inspirational speaker, broadcaster and writer. He will be giving a TEDx talk in April. His book, “From My Heart, transforming lives through values”, is a celebration of the success of VbE worldwide. Neil latest book co-authored with Jane Hawkes, to be published in April, is called “The Inner Curriculum, how to nurture wellbeing, resilience and self-leadership”. Neil hopes that this book will herald a new era in education, as its aim is to transform consciousness, so that we can live in peace and harmony on our beautiful planet. Neil was a very popular TEDx speaker in April 2018.