Quaker Values in Education One-Day Conference

- 5 September 2019 -

The continuing pressures on all educators can leave us too busy and distracted to give proper consideration to the values we try to impart and to live by as role models.  This Quaker Values in Education conference welcomes all who have an interest in all types of publicly funded schools in Britain: parents, teachers, governors, and all who are concerned about the health and purpose of education.

Booking Details

Open to all: Cost £20.00

Time: 9.45 – 16.45 (Registration from 9.00)

September 28th 2019

Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF

BYO lunch.  Tea and coffee provided

For further information or to book your place please email:

We hope you will be able to join us and contribute to a worthwhile and well-focused day.

On behalf of Quaker Values in Education (A Quaker Recognised Body)

About the Conference

The conference will be opened with a keynote address from Anna Gregory, of Peacemakers. Paul Parker, Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, will also address the conference by video.

The following topics will be covered in six wide-ranging workshops. These will be workshop sessions, not lectures, with contributions and discussion from those attending:

1. Values and teacher training: values-based practice – but which values?
2. Values and pedagogy: how do educators resolve moral dilemmas?
3. Values in the classroom: how do we balance teaching and learning?
4. Values and school leadership: admissions and governance.
5. Values and the curriculum: the implicit and explicit curricula.
6. Values and educational purpose: how can we accommodate children’s and young people’s values in all of the above.

About QVinE

Quakers believe that the spirit of God is at work in every human being. This belief also holds true for our work in education. QVinE (Quaker Values in Education) is committed to working towards schools where people matter.

We want to create spaces where people thrive through relationships and where the beauty of the whole person can be affirmed. QVinE is a registered body within the Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Its recognised aims are to:

  • Support each other as Friends acting under concern, together or individually, to promote Quaker values in education
  • Help Friends work for truth, equality, justice, simplicity, peace and sustainability in Britain’s education systems
  • Develop a deep understanding and commitment to Quaker values in education. These are expressed through a specifically Quaker statement that can guide individuals, schools and national authorities.

QVinE developed in response to the threshing conference ‘Quaker Values in Education’ held at Woodbrooke in 2014. Its first national conference was held in 2016. Additionally, Faith and Experience in Education (Rowe and Watson, eds; Trentham Books) was published in 2018 which presents Quaker perspectives on education through a collection of essays.

Quaker Values in Education Conference