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 2015/16
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 2016/17 when at you child’s parents evening.
The results of the survey are as follows:
My child is happy at The Vale Academy
My child feels safe at The Vale Academy
My child makes good progress at The Vale Academy
My child is well looks after at The Vale Academy
My child is taught well at the Vale Academy.
My child receives appropriate homework for their age.
The Vale Academy makes sure its pupils are well behaved
The Vale Academy deals effectively with bullying
The Vale Academy is well led and managed
The Vale Academy responds well to any concerns I raise
I receive valuable information from the school about my child's progress
I would recommend The Vale 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.
Student Survey 2015 / 2016
I enjoy being a student at The Vale Academy
I am taught well
My work is marked so that I can see how to make improvements
Worthwhile homework is set regularly
I am helped to develop teamwork, numeracy and literacy skills
I feel safe at the Academy
There is an adult in the Academy I can talk to if I have a problem
I can get extra help and advice if I need it
I am helped to live a healthy lifestlye
The Academy is interested in the views of its students
I am helped to become a responsible citizen
Staff treat me fairly and with respect
The academy is well run
Students from different cultures and backgrounds get on well together
Parental Surveys 2014/15
My child feels safe at the Vale Academy
My child has settled in well at the Vale Academy
The Vale Academy meets my child’s particular needs
The Vale Academy ensures my child is well looked after
My child is taught well at the Vale Academy
There is a good standard of behaviour at the Vale Academy
My child receives regular homework
The Vale Academy deals with any cases of bullying effectively. (Bullying includes persistent name-calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying)
The Vale Academy helps me to support my child’s learning
The Vale Academy responds well to my concerns
I would recommend the Vale Academy to another parent