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Vision and Values

1.1 Our Vision

Our vision is to provide education for everyone whatever their background. It will make sure that everyone has the chance to reach their potential and live a more fulfilled life.


Sandwell Valley School fosters a culture which nurtures individuals' academic, emotional and social skills so that they are better able to welcome challenges, becoming independent and successful members of the community

1.2 Our Values

Respect, Kindness, Compassion, Tolerance Resilience and Aspiration

1.3 Our Aim

We aim to facilitate a culture for our pupils and staff which develops and builds upon knowledge to promote self-belief and respect in one's own ability.

                                                                                              "Progress is our Success"

1.4 Our Responsibilities


We are responsible for:

  • teaching and learning for young people in secondary schools from age 11-19

  • supporting professionals who work with our pupils

  • helping disadvantaged children and young people to achieve more

  • making sure that local services protect and support children


1.5 Our principles


  • ensure that all our pupils will leave with qualification and a secure progression route;

  • ensure that education builds character, resilience and well-being


To be achieved through:

  • always remembering that in education and care, by far the most important factor is the people delivering it – so we will strive to recruit, develop and retain the best prioritising in all that we do the people and places left behind and the most disadvantaged.


1.6 Our priorities


Effectiveness of leadership and management


a. Introduce new scheme of work to meet the requirements of the new curriculum changes;

b. Ensure that leaders at all levels, including governors, place a greater focus on achievement and the quality of teaching in Key Stage 3;

c. Ensure that training needs of governors are met;

d. Ensure consistency of reporting to governors across all subject areas;


Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

a). Ensure that SVS will provide our pupils with a curriculum that reflects their needs at different stages and ages, including those pupils with an EHC plan. In particular, the school will ensure that pupils with specific needs and difficulties are properly supported.

b).Ensure that pupils will have the opportunity to experience linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical and creative education. Thereby they will have the chance to acquire skills in speaking and listening, literacy and numeracy. This is particularly significant in a school with pupils with very different experiences of English.

c).Ensure that marking and feedback to students is consistent across the school so that they know exactly what they need to do next in order to improve and that they respond to this advice.

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