Values Education for Life

Values Education for Life

Kay Angus


Kay was born and educated in Scotland but moved to Austrey in North Warwickshire in 1970 because of her husband's work. Kay has three children; Gillian, Niall and Stuart.


Kay taught at Twycross House School for 33 years, retiring in 2011. Whilst there she taught mathematics to a range of classes from Years 4 to 11, including GCSE. Kay was also Head of the Junior department.


Since retiring Kay spends a great deal of her time gardening, but she is also a Trustee of the Thomas Monke Charity.




Values Education for Life

Charity Registration Number 1000241

Our Trustees

David Rowse - Chair

M.Ed.; PGCER; ATD; Cert.Ed.; NDD


David, together with a number of colleagues, founded Values Education for Life in 1990. He has taught in main stream, special and higher education for over 56 years, mainly working with disadvantaged young people. He lecturered at the Univerity of Birmingham for a number of years, teaching moral development theory and has spoken extensively about the importance of ethics in education, most recently at Harvard University. For over ten years he was chair of the Values Education Council of the UK and then Vice President of that organisation. David edited an international magazine called Ethos for over five years and was awarded an international award in 2013 'in recognition to the moral development and well being of many children at risk of exclusion through many and diverse initiatives.' He is an Associate of St. George's House, Windsor.


John Eyre - Treasurer

B.Phil (Education); Cert.Ed.

Trustee of VEFL from 1990

Honorary Treasurer for VEFL from 1990


1970-1973 Dudley College of Education. From 1973 to 1999 worked in mainstream education as a teacher of Mathematics at a number of schools within the West Midlands, from 1982 as a Head of Maths and from 1990 as a Senior Teacher with responsibility for School Finance, timetabling and cover and oversight of the school buildings and grounds. From 2000 he worked as Director of Finance for the Collegiate Centre for Values Education for Life, a company Limited by Guarantee. Between 2004 and 2006 he also undertook the position of Head of School. From 2007 he was also a Trustee of the Collegiate Centre after it became a Charitable Company, retiring at the end of 2012

Liza Russell


Liza Russell is a Functional Skills Lecturer at Kidderminster College in Worcestershire where she teaches 16 - 18 year olds and some adults English Skills. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Education and Training as well as having nearly 20 years experience of working with disengaged young people.


She has worked within local communities to address and meet the needs of young people and adults who have lost their way and want to better themselves through education and training. Liza's achievements within this field include supporting the development of a special independent school in Birmingham, Project Manager for an additional school in Warwickshire and then managing its day to day needs.


Liza is also developing training and development programmes to engage adults to work with young people within their local communities. Liza is currently developing courses to help adults overcome barriers to succeed to their full potential and is a member of the Society for Education and Training.


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