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Consultation on forming Kent SEN Trust


Valence School along with 9 other Kent special schools is consulting on the formation of a local mutual co-operative school trust, to be known as Kent SEN Trust.  Valence School is already a Foundation School so the change being proposed is to acquire the charitable status of the Foundation Trust. 

Please follow this link for full information.

In addition there is also a Consultation Meeting at

7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 14th October at the School.

Further details can be obtained from the School by contacting Debbie Beaney, Clerk to the Governing Body.


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Football Fiesta - Family Fun

On 5 October at New Line Learning Academy in Maidstone there will be a FOOTBALL FIESTA for young people in KS4/5 with physical disabilities. This is a great opportunity for young people in Years 10 - 14 to come and play a variety of types of football; Ambulant Football, Powered Wheelchair Football and Pavilion Football. The Table Football and Wii League Football are open to the whole family.

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Momentum Magazine

Valence is running a series of pieces/adverts in this new magazine which specifically covers the area of sport for disabled people across the UK.

The magazine provides content on all areas and levels of sport for disabled people, from beginners all the way through to elite level Paralympians. With up to date topics and features including, upcoming events, health & fitness, coaching, how to get involved with sport and many more.

Issue 1 we are on Page 41

Issue 2 we are on Page 53

Enabling Independence

In a recent Newsletter Editorial our Headteacher wrote "Valence has a strapline - ENABLING INDEPENDENCE’ and I am determined that it will be the goal and indeed the measure against which we judge our success for every student. If we are anything we are a school that make the difference between dependence and independence - unlike what happens in so many schools we do not create dependency, we do not embrace reliance and we do not support artificial success........"

It's A GOLD!!!

The Food for Life Gold Award is a tremendous achievement for Valence School and a huge recognition of all the hard work that has taken place over the past couple of years.

We are one of only 20 schools nationwide to receive this prestigious award.

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TV Actor Visits Valence

If you watch Casualty or ever saw The Bill you should recognise Alex Walkinshaw — Sgt Smith ‘Smithy’ in The Bill and Nurse Adrian ‘Fletch’ Fletcher in Casualty. Well, he kindly visited Valence on Thursday and spent the whole morning with us. He spent time in classrooms and took part in Powerchair football as well as touring the school. He was engaging, interested and very generous in the time he gave to the students. He also had several photos taken with excited female members of staff! It is often difficult to get TV personalities to visit schools - they get numerous requests and many charge fees so Alex’s visit was particularly welcome and really inspiring for the children and young people. He had a really natural approach and chatted with numerous students and staff and is willing to return, hopefully with some of his celebrity friends.

Roland at The Palace

A great day for Roland and his family! Today 28 March 2014 he is receiving his OBE at Buckingham Palace from Her Majesty The Queen. Watch out for the photos and full story next week!


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