1 CPD Mark

The School was awarded the CPD Quality Mark in December 2012. This award is recognition of the school’s commitment to the professional development of its staff. The assessment was carried out by an external assessor. This process involved a careful scrutiny of the school’s documentation and systems, plus interviews with a cross section of staff and the Chair of Governors. The final report was very complimentary of the work carried out by the school and praised the contributions made by staff... Read More

2 Inclusion Quality Mark

Extract from report November 2012

Assessor: Sue Rush

 

During my IQM visit to Arbour Vale School I was impressed by the level of staff-member commitment to the celebration of diversity in all its forms. I observed catering assistants who understand that in order to be emotionally calm enough to work toward his academic targets in the afternoon, a young man on the autistic spectrum must be served with a lunch... Read More

3 Ofsted Outstanding AVH

The outcome of the Ofsted Inspection in September 2016  was Outstanding in all areas.

This was the eigth Outstanding rating and is an excellent achievement given the challenging pupil population, and changes in Ofsted requirements. It reflects the hard work,  expertise and enthusiasm of all the staff involved.

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4 Quality Mark (primary)

We were awarded in June 2014 our third Skill Agency Quality Mark for Primary Schools.

The Elements of the Quality Mark are:

A whole school strategy, including an action plan, to improve performance in basic skills

An assessment of pupil performance in basic skills in the school

A target for the improvement of the schools performance in basic skills

Basic skills improvement plans for pupils underattaining in the school

Regular review... Read More

5 Quality Mark (secondary)

We were awarded   in June 2014 for the third time the Basic Skill Agency Quality Mark for Secondary Schools.

The Elements of the Quality Mark are:

A whole school action plan, to improve performance in basic skills

An objective assessment of the need for help with basic skills in the school

A target for the continuous improvement of the schools performance in basic skills

An individual plan for improvement for each pupil receiving help with... Read More

7 Healthy Schools

This evidenced based award reflects the commitment the school has to meet the every child matters agenda. Pupils are proud of their healthy and safe lifestyle.

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