A very large majority of students feel that they learn a lot at the academy and that the academy is well led and managed. They enjoy being here, feel safe and feel that they are continually enabled to improve their performance.
100% of parents feel that their child is happy at The Vale Academy and 93% would recommend this academy to another parent.
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.
You said, we did
|You said :||We did :|
|You wanted Parents’ Evenings rather than Academic Review||Parents’ Evenings reinstated for 2012-13|
|You said you wanted greater access to the principal||Principal’s Drop In Sessions take place after school on Mondays and before school on Thursdays|
|You said you wanted greater access to the SENCo||SENCo’s Drop In Sessions take place after school on Thursdays|
|You said you wanted greater access to Student Services||Student Services’ Drop In Sessions take place after school on Thursdays|
|You said you wanted roast dinners every day||Roast dinners available every day|
|You said you wanted more revision sessions||Regular revision sessions take place in every subject|
|You said you wanted a Spanish trip||Spanish trip organised for 2013|
|You said you wanted a Music Tour abroad||French Music Tour takes place every 2 years|
|You said you needed more information on the curriculum||Booklets have been produced for Years 7, 8, 9 and Key Stage 4|
|You said you wanted a better environment for 6th Form students||6th Form Centre opened September 2012|
|You said you wanted a uniform with blazers||Blazers introduced|
|You said you wanted the Prom to move to Forest Pines||Prom at Forest Pines for 2013|
|You said you wanted to run the Prom||Student Prom Committee introduced|
|You said you wanted us to improve the academy environment||Beautiful academy group implemented|
|You said you wanted access to colour printing||Fleet of colour printers installed September 2012|