In preparation for the Sports Awards event on the evening of Wednesday 14th November 2018 please can you complete the Sporting Participation Survey below to let us know details of your child’s sporting achievements and success stories. The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday 26th October 2018. Many thanks for your support.
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.
Information for Parents – Online Access letter
Following the online access letter which was posted out to parents/carers last week, it has come to light that there was an error with the letter produced, where in some cases another students details were printed on the reverse. The error was immediately reported to both Outwood Grange Academies Trust and the SCOpay online system administration team. To this end we can confirm that all Scopay accounts setup since 14 September 2018 have now been disabled and the accounts removed. Any link codes generated have been deactivated and new link codes will be sent out to parents in due course.
Please note that this was an online access registration letter – this does not affect school dinner money accounts. The SCOpay system is used for paying online for trips and events only.
Please be assured that we take GDPR very seriously and we apologise for this error and any inconvenience caused. A whole school text message was sent out on Friday 14 September 2018 asking that all letters be returned to the Academy, unopened if possible.
A huge thank you to all the parents/carers who attended the Macmillan Coffee Morning. We raised a grand total of £140.77!
Tuesday 9th October to include a presentation and opportunity to speak to teachers, doors open 4.00pm, presentation in the main hall at 4.15pm. Your child has been given a letter this week, please return the reply slip to Ms Ostle.
There will be a Y7 Parent's Information evening at the Academy on Tuesday 2nd October from 4.00pm–5.00pm. It will be an opportunity for parents/carer to ask any questions about Y7 and will involve info about the core subjects, enrichments and trips.
Please encourage your child to visit quiz.outwood.com where they can take the quizzes when they want! Thank you.
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 in Year 9,10 & 11 is being collected for analysis. Please read the attached information. Thank You.
We are pleased to announce that Outwood Academy Valley has successfully achieved the Unicef UK Recognition of Commitment (ROC) for your rights-respecting work.
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
28th November 2018- Outwood Academy Valley
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
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.