Pastoral Support



Life at Don Valley Academy places social and personal development at the heart of its design, with "Changing Lives though belive and collaboration" our school motto, and underpins everything we do. We promote tolerance & respect towards the opinions of others.

We provide opportunities for pupils to develop confidence, resilience and knowledge to stay mentally and physically healthy are also included and developed in topics such as ‘Physical health and fitness’ and ‘Healthy relationships’.

A mixture of VMG time activities and Careers step up days provide opportunities for work experience, employer contact and enterprise education, and we have been awarded the Gold Mark for our careers provision.

VMG (Tutor) Groups

Each student is placed in a VMG under the direction of a Tutor. The Tutor is responsible for monitoring the day-to-day well-being of students in their VMG and for dealing with such matters as attendance, discipline, and welfare. Each year group has a Learning Manager. The relevant Learning Manager is the first person to contact if you have any concerns about progress, conduct or attendance. We encourage close communication between school and home. We believe that when parents and teachers work together, real achievement is possible. Progress Reports are sent home termly. Parents’ Evenings are scheduled during the year. Attendance at these events is always high.