What if my head hurts?

The Valley School is a caring community and the children’s health needs are very important to us, whether it is an ongoing health issue or something that needs a one-off daily dose of medicine.

We would far rather the children attended school with their medicine, which will be administered if it is in the correct packaging and with a covering letter, than they take time off.

If your child has something that is contagious, then obviously we expect them to be kept at home until all symptoms have been clear for 24 hours.

We try to encourage our pupils to be independent and resilient, which means encouraging them to cope with minor ailments, coughs, colds and tummy aches for example. If however, your child is not well enough to be at school, we will contact you and ask you to arrange to collect them.

Your child’s wellbeing is our priority.

Pupil Listener

Pupil Listener is a service that is offered at The Valley School. We have created a space in school so that your child can feel safe to talk and be listened to.

Bespoke sessions are arranged to give pupils coping strategies and explore practical ways to develop self-awareness and inner strength.

Our Pupil Listener service is run by Miss Sault. Pupils will be referred by their Form Tutor or Learning Leader before an individual support programme is devised.

Sessions will happen within the school day at a time that is appropriate for each pupil. If you do not wish for your child to be considered for the Pupil Listener service, please notify the school office.

Pupil Listener: Emma Sault