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Kent Special Schools and Units


Physical Disability and Complex Medical Needs 

 Valence School, Westerham The school caters for children and young people who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs for students aged 4 to 19  and has both day and boarding places.  In this capacity, it is unique within the maintained sector in the whole of southern England.  It is a small school with just 102 pupils 46 of whom are currently residential.  In March 2017 the residential provision was found Inadequate by Ofsted Inspectors due to serious shortfalls in the promotion of safeguarding and welfare, and poor leadership. It had been found Good the previous year. A year later it was found to Require Improvement and is now Good again.  The December 2019 general Ofsted Inspection reported that 'After a difficult period, this school is safely back on track.'  Headteacher Roland Gooding, OBE, has been in charge of the school for 28 years.

 Valence  Ofsted Performance
Dec 2019 Full Good
Mar 2019 Monitoring Effective Action
Jul 2017 Full Requires Improvement
Nov 2013 Full Good




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Last modified on Sunday, 26 July 2020 17:35
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