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22/04/21

Welcome back to Cucina! We are so glad to have you back, providing us with lovely meals just like Tuesday’s chicken katsu and stir fry! https://t.co/H8jOmT5D5q

19/04/21

The first blog of the new term... https://t.co/rjeDSovd7i https://t.co/XASqauLk7R

14/04/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Today is the day for another Covid LF test for our students, and we hope this is reassuring now that some restrictions have started to be lifted. Don’t forget to let us know your result - thank you! https://t.co/j8VRquzMbG

07/04/21

Today is the day for another Covid LF test for our students, and we hope this is reassuring now that some restrictions have started to be lifted. Don’t forget to let us know your result - thank you! https://t.co/j8VRquzMbG

06/04/21

Flashback to last week, when we had the pleasure of hosting the immunisation team... as always our students were exemplary in their attitudes towards the team and their immunisations. Thank you Mrs Jones for organising it all so well. https://t.co/QpgoZL5Znf

06/04/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi

02/04/21

Retweeted From NHS

Parents and support bubbles of school children can now get rapid Covid-19 tests twice a week. Order yours now. Around 1 in 3 people who have Covid-19 have no symptoms, and could be spreading it without knowing.

02/04/21

Wishing our community a safe and happy break. Thank you for all your support this past term 😊 https://t.co/lgPUooZ7m0

31/03/21

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for Lead Practitioners in English, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Studies and French (MFL), to start in September. You can read all the relevant information, and apply, here: https://t.co/P46YUYUIfI https://t.co/Zt1A7MOIOd

31/03/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Don’t forget, today is the day to test at home for our students. You have been sent a link through which you can report the result to us. Thank you for helping us to keep our school as safe as we can. https://t.co/g76q1S5OkZ

29/03/21

The weekly blog post from our headteacher is here... https://t.co/TdregVI57Y https://t.co/wBKl0kweE9

25/03/21

Thank you, we are very proud of our performers! 👏👏👏

25/03/21

A new blog post: A Poem For Our Time: https://t.co/0ZLgeEMuJi https://t.co/EZto7EIjJK

24/03/21

Despite the challenges, our Year 9 students are continuing to work towards their Bronze awards. Take a look at some of the delicious dishes the students have been cooking up as part of learning a new skill! https://t.co/0foyfIJTSG

24/03/21

Don’t forget, today is the day to test at home for our students. You have been sent a link through which you can report the result to us. Thank you for helping us to keep our school as safe as we can. https://t.co/g76q1S5OkZ

22/03/21

The Music department has organised a Spring Concert this Thursday at 4pm, live on YouTube: https://t.co/71rIHeTYii https://t.co/XdETI3UwIo

20/03/21

It’s Census day tomorrow - students do you know why, and the part you play? https://t.co/PykN3cTMo8

18/03/21

Thank you !

18/03/21

Don’t forget to donate your £2 for tomorrow’s non-uniform day! https://t.co/qTeSW4xJtD

15/03/21

A positive list from our headteacher this morning... https://t.co/BCwd9l6dly

15/03/21

Our new virtual choir project is in aid of Comic Relief, and is a cover of the ELO classic, "Mr Blue Sky" https://t.co/uTbok4fZIk - so like, share, and donate! https://t.co/KBsWJGlwN5 https://t.co/GN30yZUqoo

12/03/21

Rest-assured, no-one is leaving us, but it would be a great time for someone new join us at our wonderful school! https://t.co/g2qTpsq6v0

11/03/21

This is brilliant! Well done, Topaz class - we can’t wait to see you in the virtual flash mob! https://t.co/AavhZL0r6x

10/03/21

How wonderful to see! Well done Amethyst, we can’t wait to see you in the flash mob! https://t.co/mtlO2cfzYs

10/03/21

Our Year 11 students have painted their feelings about what it’s like to be back at school... we know how you feel! 😊 Welcome back! https://t.co/ACtTAolAwP

08/03/21

Have we become masters at expecting the unexpected? https://t.co/wyGWUWqaMT https://t.co/H0xIZVgBvl

08/03/21

A massive thank you from Miss Adkins and her students to the psychologists who gave up their time to talk with them last week. It’s been such a great opportunity for them to see how psychology is used “in the real world.”

08/03/21

Apologies - we sent out a new link over the weekend and will double-check that it’s okay again today.

08/03/21

Good morning. The daily LF test is currently not able to be used as an alternative to isolation, in the event that someone is identified as a close contact of someone with Covid-19.

05/03/21

We love the message conveyed here in this video from . We cannot wait to have our whole community together again, we’ve missed you! https://t.co/JKFp1VEGeN

05/03/21

What can double the chance of a child becoming good at reading? https://t.co/jrqWmmDakA https://t.co/0CUhniQ2Pt

05/03/21

If you have been inspired by this week’s activities you can download your own career action planner to help get you start planning your future. https://t.co/7qyXCBkCAk https://t.co/iE25cs2VGE

05/03/21

Phew! Fortunately Teams is working as usual 😊 https://t.co/1vEHDmmBLW

05/03/21

We have some IT network issues this morning and it will likely affect our live lessons, unfortunately. Our IT Team is working hard to fix the problem and we will let our families know what the impact is shortly. Apologies.

04/03/21

And we’re off! Join our auction on our YouTube channel right now! Good luck everyone... 🖼 https://t.co/Wg0jtLDhRU

04/03/21

has teamed up with to create an interactive What’s your story? activity booklet. It’s been designed to help primary school children discover more about careers in publishing but perfect for Y7 too. We love it! https://t.co/QNQ1ClxZHP https://t.co/me22jcEiP7

04/03/21

programmes are happening this summer! Sign your teen up today to learn new skills, gain confidence, stay away from home and make a real difference this summer! Places are limited so don’t miss out. Visit https://t.co/4NgngzYqTF https://t.co/dBNEoBzevb

04/03/21

According to our Art Auction page there's only 8hrs 49mins 50secs, no wait, 8hrs 49mins 20secs, no wait... let's just say we're excited! What's more, professional artists Jack Durling and Mr Doodle have donated pieces - Have a look at our auction page: https://t.co/ILFkXSrs65 https://t.co/CpFKoPQnnj

Uniform and equipment

We have two uniform suppliers, both of whom will be able to advise as to appropriate school attire for Valley Park.

 
 
At the time of producing this page, both companies are able to supply via mail-order, but keep an eye on their websites for updates as social distancing regulations change.  In cases of any dispute regarding the suitability of uniform, the Headteacher’s decision is final.

Please ensure that all items of uniform, equipment and PE Kit are clearly and securely labelled with your child’s name. When mislaid items are found in school, they are always checked for students’ names, and returned to the rightful owner when they can be identified.  Unnamed items are displayed as lost property at the end of each term, and students who have lost items are able to check our stocks of lost property at break times.

Key Uniform Items

  • Valley Park green blazer
  • Valley Park school skirt - to be worn with plain black tights
  • Valley Park school trousers - to be worn with plain black socks
  • Valley Park clip-on school tie
  • Valley Park black V neck school jumper (optional)
  • Plain white school shirt (incorporating a top button)
  • Low-heeled black traditional school shoes with no adornments. (Trainers, trainer-style, ballet and pump-style shoes are not permitted, as our site is large and the typical school day involves quite a lot of walking!)
  • Belts must be black, narrow and of a traditional style
  • Coats should be of a dark colour (e.g. dark green, black, dark grey or navy)

Our students represent our school community whilst wearing their uniform, from the time they leave home in the morning, to the point when they arrive back home in the evening. What does it mean, therefore, to wear our Valley Park uniform with pride?

  • Top button fastened at all times.
  • Shirt tucked in at all times.
  • No jewellery except one small plain stud in the lobe of each ear.  (No other piercings are allowed.)
  • Blazers to be worn at all times unless a teacher allows removal in the classroom.
  • Avoiding over-filling blazer pockets. 
  • A smart business-environment appropriate hair style. Hair must not be worn as a fashion statement. Cropped or shaved or “tram-line” styles are not acceptable.
  • Make up is not allowed unless it is discreet.
  • As with the rule for make-up, only natural and very discreet colour nail polish is permitted and false nails are not allowed.

Valley Park School PE Kit

  • Valley Park shorts or skort
  • Valley Park polo shirt
  • Plain black football socks
  • White sport socks
  • Football boots
  • Trainers
  • Shin Pads
  • Gum shield
  • Dark-coloured, sealable, PE bag to contain all kit including trainers (e.g. drawstring)
  • Optional extras are the Valley Park track bottoms/Valley Park leggings and Valley Park track top.

PE Kit Policy

  • Students must bring full Valley Park PE Kit to all lessons.
  • If students fail to bring Valley Park PE kit to lessons, they will be required to wear spare kit from the PE department. If they refuse to wear this, they will receive a 30 minute detention, which will be written in their planner. If the student refuses to wear kit on a second occasion, they will be required to attend a one-hour detention. If the problem persists, parents/carers will be notified by letter and, if necessary, they will be asked to attend a meeting with the Head of PE.
  • If a student is injured or unable to participate due to illness, they must still bring full Valley Park PE kit to the lesson with a signed note from their parent/carer requesting to be excused from the lesson.
  • Students must also attend extra-curricular PE sports clubs in full Valley Park PE kit.
  • Please note metal studs of any kind will not be permitted.

School Bags and Scarves

An appropriate, dark-coloured, waterproof and sealable bag should be purchased for the protection of all school items. Since students carry items of a reasonable weight in the bag, drawstring bags, fashion bags, carrier bags and handbags are not appropriate. Our preferred style of bag is a satchel or a rucksack. Logos must not be prominent. As a guide, your child’s school bag should be large enough to contain an A4 ring-binder fully and students who transport Art work to and from school should ensure that they have a carry-portfolio (your child’s Art teacher will be able to advise).

During the colder months, if your child chooses to wear a scarf to and from school, it should be appropriate for school. Coats and scarves should not be worn inside our school buildings.

School Equipment

Your child will be provided with writing paper, exercise books, text books and other materials that are needed for lessons. In addition, they should equip themselves with a pencil case containing: 

  • Pens, pencils and colouring pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Mathematical equipment (pair of compasses, protractor)
  • Scientific Calculator
  • iPad, iPad Charger (see E-Learning Scheme)
  • Earphones for use with the iPad
  • DT/Art Apron