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22/07/19

The brand new edition of our Trust Online Safety newsletter is out now! https://t.co/9sVn3LRpCK https://t.co/SQNG07o3UW

17/07/19

Penguin Class have surprised Miss Burford with an afternoon tea this afternoon to celebrate her impending nuptials over the holidays. Miss Burford will be returning as Mrs Smith in September and we can't wait to see all of her wonderful photographs. https://t.co/F8f9qZhRpx

17/07/19

Stingray class were treated to a pizza making workshop as part of their leavers' events this week with The children enjoyed learning how pizza dough is made & discovered that yeast is actually a fungus. They choose their own tasty toppings before taking them home https://t.co/ND2x2LUcnh

16/07/19

Are you passionate about education? Would you like to make a difference as a governor? Don't forget it's our Trust's Governance Open Event on Monday 22 July 2019, 5pm to 7pm, at Invicta Grammar School. To book your place, please contact Ruth Hinckley via r.hinckley.org.uk https://t.co/ImMSHK9DIP

12/07/19

Yr6 have performed their production of 'Pride Rock' with confidence & poise & were delighted to show off their own set designs & costumes. The atmosphere in the hall was electric. All children showed a range of talents in acting, singing and dancing. Well done to all involved. https://t.co/Re1BCa2zWM

12/07/19

On Tuesday, we held our last football match of the year against Mereworth, Yr3&4 team felt ready for the match, especially in their new sports kit. 2 excellent early goals from Cody gave us a positive start with more goals to come! The final score, after a thrilling game, was 6-4 https://t.co/71C23W7XUk

11/07/19

Last night, our choir attended a concert at Aylesford Primary School, performing two large group numbers and an individual one. All children who took part did so with passion and pride, the signing they did alongside their 'Go the distance' number was spectacular! https://t.co/ZDhQfIpqud

09/07/19

As part of the careers week 'The Real Game' Yr6 were visited by a range of work professionals. They spoke to the children about their career pathways & what is involved in their job role. Many thanks to https://t.co/RhIpo9Obs6

09/07/19

Our RRSA TED team visited and got to participate in a questions & answers session with their Ambassadors. We were also fortunate enough to have a personalised visit of the school, where we spoke everything Rights Respecting along the way. https://t.co/igJkkqQv0o

08/07/19

Parents/carers and their daughters are invited Invicta Grammar School's upcoming 11+ Open Events. For more information and to book a place, please see our website - https://t.co/dV4aIEhJfw https://t.co/g4Dk2Bzl7f

08/07/19

On Friday, Yrs3,4&5 travelled to Tonbridge Castle & took part in a wonderful music & dance festival They had been busy rehearsing their "Jai Ho" dance routine & beautiful singing of "Go the distance" to ensured they were prepared & ready to perform on the big stage! https://t.co/aaQ26LzaGP

08/07/19

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. https://t.co/7bVSDZo38g

05/07/19

The whole school have started to take part in the and the children are all enjoying taking part in this active, inclusive challenge. https://t.co/2YDmGmKBP0

05/07/19

Book a place now for Summer 2019! https://t.co/MO9cBoMYaT

03/07/19

Retweeted From VIAT

Book your place for our Governance Open Event on 22 July 2019 now! https://t.co/aFEIu9I4mN

02/07/19

Whales Class visited Starfish yesterday afternoon following their work based on the book 'The Dark' by Whales created leaflets to help people who are afraid of the dark. https://t.co/dI5SWU8iYL

01/07/19

Starfish Class have been busy varnishing their clay work today with Miss Collins from https://t.co/OftiM9ow3a

28/06/19

On Monday all classes took part in a circus workshop lead by Circus Sensible, the children learnt a variety of skills from juggling to plate spinning. This tested their co-ordination and lots of fun was had by all! https://t.co/WaijlDbcmn

27/06/19

Would you like to know more about being a VIAT Local School Governor? Come to our Governance Open Event on 22 July from 5pm to 7pm at Invicta Grammar School. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals for both our primary and secondary schools. https://t.co/Nn4OSBhg1l

26/06/19

A huge congratulations to Scotney House on winning sports day today. Well done to all children on taking part, a fantastic day was had by all. https://t.co/UYth1VGi9G

19/06/19

Year R have been making clay leaves this week with Miss Collins from These leaves will form part of a new tree display in school. https://t.co/8OCnsHMRE1

18/06/19

Our Year 2 Class have recorded a message for the England Women's Football Team. https://t.co/gOvb7rcPdU via

17/06/19

We would also like to thank for their kind donation of new KS2 books for our school library - the children are looking forward to reading them. https://t.co/SKp9XLMz4l

17/06/19

Our Year 6 children have set off for their residential trip to Swanage, we are sure they will have a great adventure and make lots of memories. https://t.co/NtKZhCGNtj

14/06/19

The Afrikaans children treated the whole school to a wonderful 'Language of the term' assembly. They led the others in reading & saying numbers up to ten, singing a well known Afrikaans song & sharing a class fairy tale. As a treat, some tried traditional food from South Africa https://t.co/4kRDCtAE1v

14/06/19

Retweeted From John McLaverty

There's something very powerful about young people from different schools & countries all adding their creative voice to Massive thank you & Colne Engaine CofE PS. You can all be very proud https://t.co/3JZVIgSD5p

13/06/19

Don't miss the Year 5 Open Events! Year 5 Experience Day - Saturday 22 June 2019, 8.30am-1pm 11+ Open Morning - Thursday 27 June 2019, 9am-10.30am 11+ Open Afternoon - Tuesday 2 July 2019, 2.15pm-3.15pm Book here - https://t.co/cmMsos1q9D https://t.co/fuLjGcAHNp

12/06/19

A huge thank you to for also sending us a variety of books for the Library, these donations are very much appreciated and the children will enjoy the chance to read so many new and exciting books. https://t.co/SKp9XLMz4l

11/06/19

Today Seal Class had a visit from Derek from Chocolate Education. He taught them all about the history of chocolate and they even got to make their own chocolate pizza! Yum Yum! https://t.co/j4bHrvucBZ

11/06/19

This week in photography, the children created abstract images from every day objects. The effects they produced were really exciting and everyone enjoyed guessing where they could have come from. Hayden and Naomi where chosen as our best photographers this time! https://t.co/3Co0Oz25Tt

11/06/19

Year 6 have received their Leavers' Hoodies today from and can't wait to wear them on their residential next week. They will be a great memento of their education at VIAT Kings Hill - well done Year 6 for such a fabulous year! https://t.co/ZGqpziZ0Xc

11/06/19

Watch our Year 5 Performance following the creative arts workshop at Valley Park https://t.co/LUDLBBpdYd

10/06/19

Thank you to for your generosity, the children are pleased with all our new library books. https://t.co/SKp9XLMz4l

07/06/19

We are so proud of Ewan who attended the finalist's reward day at Leeds Castle during the half-term holiday with his family. He was presented with a new reading book by Ewan was a finalist from over 700 entries in the Leeds Castle 900 words story writing challenge! https://t.co/ZFAsxsjJHK

07/06/19

Yr5 were treated to a day out at on Wednesday. The children attended Drama, Music, Dance & Art workshops led by the teachers and created a wonderful performance of "Baggy Trousers" During lunchtime, the class visited the school farm and loved meeting the animals https://t.co/r7RVYqkD9G

06/06/19

A huge thank you to for organising some new library books for us and also to our PTA for purchasing our new shelving units, they look great! https://t.co/9LoooJ4C0D

24/05/19

A massive thank you to Miss Burford for organising our first Race for Life event. All children took part in their own race during the day & parents joined in for a fun run at the end. Thank you to for the ice-cream treat, that was much needed on such a hot day! https://t.co/81oBvp5Ceu

24/05/19

Yesterday, Year 1 treated their parents to an assembly full of singing & dancing. They talked about the characteristics of each season & finished off with a video of their learning journey through the seasons. It really was a delight to see all of Yr1 performing so confidently https://t.co/K6TCrnQ4sG

22/05/19

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a full-time classroom teacher and maternity cover for a full-time classroom teacher. You can see all the details, and apply, here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc https://t.co/qglrZhRjYR

Safeguarding

Safeguarding – Keeping children safe in education

We place the highest importance on the safeguarding of all members of our school community. This covers the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone.

  • Our School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Steph Guthrie, Headteacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead: Mrs Meg Covey, Deputy Headteacher
  • Trust Safeguarding Lead: Mr Mark Bunting
  • School Governor Safeguarding Lead: Ms Angela Keepax

The School has adopted the definition of the term ‘Safeguarding’ used in the Children Act 2004.

In summary this is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

The school’s safeguarding arrangements cover all aspects of life at school, in particular addressing these issues:

  • health and safety;
  • bullying;
  • other harassment and discrimination, including racism;
  • physical intervention;
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions;
  • behaviour;
  • off-site visits;
  • intimate care;
  • internet and E-safety;
  • physical security of the school site;
  • recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the school site.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Working Together to Safeguard Children
Safeguarding Policy

 

Prevent Duty

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.  This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

Prevent Strategy

 

FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”). It is a form of child abuse and violence against women. FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons.

Section 5B of the 2003 Act 1 introduces a mandatory reporting duty which requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report ‘known’ cases of FGM in under 18s which they identify in the course of their professional work to the police.

FGM Information

 

Honour Based Violence

Honour based abuse does not have a basis in religion. It is related to culture, beliefs, customs and an expectation that people should behave in a certain way.

Not doing so can be seen as bringing ‘shame’ or ‘dishonour’ on individuals, a family or a community.

But there’s no honour in inflicting pain or hurt on anyone and no excuse for abuse or violence.
Acts carried out in the name of honour such as violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation are illegal in the UK and carry substantial prison sentences.

Domestic Abuse Protocol

 

NSPCC Information

Help for Adults Concerned about a Child
Help for Children and Young People
Parent Information - Home Alone Children
Parent Information - Out Alone Children

 

Useful Links

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk

www.internetmatters.org

www.tinkuknow.co.uk/parents

www.childnet.com