Views of Our Academy

Views of Our Academy

Please be assured The Academy takes pride in seeking and acting on the opinions of students and parents. We regularly complete student surveys to seek the views of the children at the Academy and complete parents surveys at parent’s evenings. The results of these surveys are displayed on the website below.

 

Parental Surveys 2016/17

Parental Surveys completed at parents’ evenings have been extremely positive for The Vale Academy.

Please ensure that you complete a survey for the Academic year 2017/18 when at your child’s parents evening. 

 

The results of the survey are as follows:

 

 

% Positive

% Negative

1

My child is happy at The Vale Academy

99.3%

0.7%

2

My child feels safe at The Vale Academy

99.8%

0.2%

3

My child makes good progress at The Vale Academy

97.7%

2.3%

4

My child is well looks after at The Vale Academy

98.4%

1.6%

5

My child is taught well at the Vale Academy.

100%

0%

6

My child receives appropriate homework for their age.

94.3%

5.7%

7

The Vale Academy makes sure its pupils are well behaved

95.1%

4.9%

8

The Vale Academy deals effectively with bullying

97.8%

2.2%

9

The Vale Academy is well led and managed

97.8%

2.2%

10

The Vale Academy responds well to any concerns I raise

97.2%

2.8%

11

I receive valuable information from the school about my child's progress

95.4%

4.6%

  

I would recommend The Vale Academy to another parent

Yes

 (99.1%)

No

 (0.9%)

     


We feel that one of our greatest assets is our loyal and committed staff whom we value highly. Excellent teaching and student support lead to excellent student progress, we therefore invest heavily in our staff and in their well-being.  Staff turnover at The Vale Academy is low giving testament to the fact that teachers and support staff are happy here. Recent responses to the staff questionnaire uphold this view. All are proud to work here and are clear about what the academy is trying to achieve. They believe that the academy successfully meets the differing needs of individual students and feel that there is a constant focus on improving teaching. They believe that the academy is well led and managed, that incidences of bullying are immediately dealt with and that students are safe.

 

 

Student Survey 2015 / 2016

 

 

Agree

Don't Know

Disagree

1

I enjoy being a student at The Vale Academy

83%

11%

6%

2

I am taught well

88%

9%

3%

3

My work is marked so that I can see how to make improvements

 93%

4%

3%

 4

Worthwhile homework is set regularly

79%

15%

6%

5

I am helped to develop teamwork, numeracy and literacy skills

82%

12%

6%

6

I feel safe at the Academy

89%

11%

0%

7

There is an adult in the Academy I can talk to if I have a problem

82%

12%

6%

8

I can get extra help and advice if I need it 

81%

18%

1%

9

I am helped to live a healthy lifestlye

70%

26%

4%

10

The Academy is interested in the views of its students

66%

21%

13%

11

I am helped to become a responsible citizen

68%

24%

8%

12

Staff treat me fairly and with respect

79%

11%

10%

13

The academy is well run

75%

23%

2%

14

Students from different cultures and backgrounds get on well together

80%

19%

1%

 

Parental Surveys 2014/15

 

 

 

% Positive

% Negative

1

My child feels safe at the Vale Academy

99.6%

0.4%

2

My child has settled in well at the Vale Academy

100%

0% 

3

The Vale Academy meets my child’s particular needs

 99.6%

0.4% 

4

The Vale Academy ensures my child is well looked after

100%

0% 

5

My child is taught well at the Vale Academy

99.6%

0.4%

6

There is a good standard of behaviour at the Vale Academy

98.5%

1.5%

7

My child receives regular homework 

95.8%

4.2%

8

The Vale Academy deals with any cases of bullying effectively. (Bullying includes persistent name-calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying)

98.5%

1.5%

9

The Vale Academy helps me to support my child’s learning

100%

0% 

10

The Vale Academy responds well to my concerns

99.6%

0.4%

 
 

I would recommend the Vale Academy to another parent

Yes

(98.9%)

No

(1.1%)