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Giving Students a Values-based Education

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the ‘Values Quality Mark’, a certification for schools who effectively provide a values-based education, which now qualifies us as a hub school in this area of practice.

Dr Neil Hawkes (founder of Values-based Education) spent a day in the school observing the life and work of the school. At the end of the audit Dr Neil Hawkes stated:

In my view Whalley Range 11-18 High School is an outstanding values based school.

The audit confirmed that the school had done a lot of positive work in providing a values-based education for our students, including:

  • The school embeds Cooperative and British Values within all aspects of the curriculum.
  • Students report that they appreciate learning about values and see the relevance of them for both their personal and academic development.
  • Behaviour is outstanding.
  • School routines ensure a harmonious ethos.
  • Safeguarding and students safety is a priority in the school. Each students is valued for who they are.
  • Display is of a high quality throughout the school.
  • Assemblies are engaging and meaningful.
  • The school gives a sense of meaning and purpose to its students and inspires and empowers them.
  • The school’s environment is calm, happy and purposeful.
  • The pupils are relaxed, happy, focussed and alert and they gain from an excellent standard of teaching.