Friends of Valence School

Friends of Valence School

Charity information

Friends of Valence School

We support the work of Valence School which is a Foundation special school for children and young people age 4 to 19 who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs.
Funds raised helps pay for bespoke highly specialised equipment, gifts and awards, residential trips and when possible contributions to capital projects.
Valence is the only State school of its kind left in the UK

Founded 1978

  • Mission statement

    Student’s views and rights are central to the ethos of Valence School.

    "Our mission is to provide a learning community where there is quality education, care, access and therapy in order to promote each student’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

    Our work is about enabling children and young people who have special physical, medical and sensory needs to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding together with the confidence, self-esteem and self dependence necessary for them to participate in and contribute to society in the way each chooses".

    The School’s aims are to:

    1. Meet the individual needs of each student as documented in their individual Education, Health and Care Plan

    2. Maintain and develop in students lively enquiring minds; to promote the ability to question and argue rationally; to encourage students to apply themselves to a range of tasks and skills.

    3. Provide a multidisciplinary approach to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that meets individual needs with full access and accreditation.

    4. Raise students’ self esteem and self-confidence and create in them a sense of personal excellence enabling them to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to life in a fast-changing world.

    5. Help students to develop self knowledge, spiritual and moral awareness and understanding and respect for other people’s feelings, values and beliefs.

    6. Help students to understand the multicultural world in which they live as citizens and the inter-dependence of individuals, groups and nations and the rights and responsibilities of living in today’s Britain

  • Aims

    Friends of Valence School aims to:

    • Supporting the unique work of Valence School
  • Overview

    Established: April 1978

    Registered Charity Number: 275686

    Board members: 5

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01959 562 156

    Address: Westerham Kent TN16 1QN

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