Valentines, as a Technology College and Training School, is quite outstanding. Students make excellent progress and reach standards that are very high. - Ofsted 2006 Valentines High School was judged to be ‘OUTSTANDING’ in all categories, in the October 2006 Inspection. Read the full report in the link below. This means that achievement and standards, personal development and well being, the quality of curriculum, the standard of care, guidance and support we provide, as well as leadership and management were all outstanding - both within the main school and the VI Form. It also means that ’Teaching and Learning’ were judged as outstanding. Ofsted were also impressed with the excellent racial harmony and high standards of behaviour across the school. Ofsted is the Government Inspection Team that ensures and reviews the quality of education across the country.
About Ofsted The Office for Standards in Education’s (Ofsted) purpose is to inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages. Inspections are carried out under section 5 of the Education Act, on a three year cycle. An inspection is the process of evidence gathering in order to provide an assessment of how well a school is performing. The school’s self-evaluation provides the starting point for inspectors, and the views of pupils, parents and other stakeholders are taken into account. Inspections result in a written report indicating one of four grades: outstanding, good, satisfactory or inadequate.