This summer 3 members of staff and 11 students from Outwood Academy Valley undertook a 3 week expedition to Cambodia and Laos. Whilst in Laos they trekked through the Phou Hin Poun Jungle and spent 5 days at theTansoum project where they taught English and built a wall around the village school. In Cambodia time was spent visiting The UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat and the thought provoking Killing Fields. Below is a selection of some of the amazing moments that were captured on camera.
The Consultation on NCC’s proposed updates to arrangements for supporting schools and other educational settings to make additional provision for children and young people with complex SEND (High Needs) is available on the NCC Consultation website, where you will also find a link to the powerpoint with more details and a related letter from the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds. The link to the NCC Consultation website is:
Parents/Carers, please access and respond to the consultation which will be open from 18 January to 15 February 2019.
Please be aware that next year's May Day bank holiday has moved from Monday 4th May 2020 to Friday 8th May 2020, so that it coincides with the anniversary of VE day. Thank you.
The deadline for remaining residential payments was last Tuesday– This has been extended to Thursday 13th June. Unfortunately if payment is not made by then, your child will lose their place.
There will be a meeting for parents/carers of students attending the CPA London Trip on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 4.30pm in the Drama Studio
All parents/carers are invited to attend a Cycle Safety Evening to address the safety of our students cycling in the community.
Due to advances in Fitbit technology and their compatibility to mobile phones we regret to have to inform you that students will no longer be allowed to wear Fitbits from September 2018.
In addition, students should not wear Fitbits for any external examinations taking place this academic year.
We are pleased to be working with HeppSY+ again this year to inform students and parents about the opportunities that further and higher education can offer. At this stage student data for every child is being collected for analysis. Please read the attached information. Thank You.
If you are a former student of Outwood Academy Valley, we want to hear from you!
Your experiences since leaving could help to inspire our current students in making decisions about their future. We’d love you to join our alumni network and stay connected with the Academy.
We’ve partnered with the national education charity Future First, who specialise in helping academies like ours to stay connected with their former students.
You can choose how and when you help – perhaps you can act as a career and education role model, provide work experience or become a mentor.
It doesn’t matter when you left us, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.
In order to sign up, just follow this link and fill in the online form – we promise it will only take a couple of minutes:
We are pleased to announce that Outwood Academy Valley has successfully achieved the Unicef UK Recognition of Commitment (ROC) for your rights-respecting work.
Our Next Parent Voice meeting will be on Tuesday 12th March 2019 – 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Outwood Academy Valley we make sure our students are aware of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.
We are committed to improving E-Safety not only in school but at home as well.
Uniforms can now be ordered online.
To order uniform follow these simple steps:
STEP 1: www.trutexdirect.com
STEP 2: LEA Code: LEA00641SC
STEP 3: Place your order to be delivered to your door
The Schoolwear Centre
64A West Gate
Tel 01623 650782
Trutex will be in the Academy on the following dates from 3.00pm to 5.00pm:
10th October 2018 – Outwood Academy Portland
30th January 2019 – Outwood Academy Valley
20th March 2019 – Outwood Academy Portland
27th March 2019 – Outwood Academy Valley
22nd May 2019 – Outwood Academy Valley
12th June 2019 – Outwood Academy Portland
16th July 2019 – Outwood Academy Valley
New Y7 September 2019 Intake collection:
Monday 29th July from 9.00am – 3.30pm
All year groups:
Monday 2nd September 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.
Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.
By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child's school.