Hednesford Valley High

Hednesford Vallery High School

Life at Hednesford Valley High




At Hednesford Valley High we work to ensure our students develop the skills, knowledge, emotional stability and understanding required to become as independent as possible, so they can successfully access the adult world when they leave school.

Ethos and Values

To work with a student-centred approach to meet each and every Special Educational Need to develop independence. We develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding and British Values to develop the whole person to be part of a wider world.


  • To give students the confidence to believe that they can achieve.
  • To equip all students with the skills, knowledge and confidence for lifelong learning and independence.
  • To ensure all students feel safe, secure and happy in all environments and know where to go for help when needed, so they are able to succeed and achieve.
  • To support all students in developing their skills to enable them to increase and develop their emotional resilience and good mental health.
  • To equip students with social skills that will allow them to become active members of their local community.
  • To give students opportunities, skills and experiences for a healthy life style and develop hobbies/interests.
  • To teach students how to manage their money and make financial decisions.





  • To ensure a smooth transition into school, through each key stage and when they leave.
  • To feel safe and secure within the school environment.
  • To have access to a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 3, which includes time for well-being and mental health activities.
  • To be able to have choices in the curriculum from 14 to 19 to enable personalised learning pathways, combining vocational and academic subjects.
  • To be provided with widely recognised external accredited courses.
  • To have their achievements recognised and rewarded.
  • To have the opportunity when and wherever possible to take part in external experiences to promote confidence and well-being.
  • To become independent learners.
  • To develop resilience for an ever-changing future.
  • To become independent citizens able to access all areas of the local and wider community.
  • To develop social and emotional aspects of learning and develop emotional resilience.
  • To become confident individuals, developing life skills and an understanding of safe use of technology.
  • To have a voice and be involved with school developments.
  • To have equal opportunities.



  • To give staff opportunities to access professional development to facilitate the needs of the students
  • To effectively communicate with and support staff.
  • To build effective and rewarding relationships with parents and carers and ensure equal opportunities.
  • To keep parents and carers well informed as to their child’s progress and events within the curriculum through effective communication.
  • To build effective and rewarding relationships with student support agencies.
  • To build effective and rewarding relationships with local businesses to enable a range of activities and work experience.
  • To work closely with the local community and all stakeholders to enrich the lives of our students. For Governors to carry out their duties diligently and take an active part in the school community.
  • To collaborate with other schools locally and nationally.
  • To work within British Values, to be aware of values and beliefs of others and to embrace diversity.