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22/01/18

Congratulations to Lara 10I who has qualified to compete in 7 events at the Championships to be held over the next 4 weekends at Crystal Palace and the .

22/01/18

Well done and congratulations to Amelia 7T who successfully qualified for the Junior British Show Jumping Team.

22/01/18

Congratulations to Grace in 7V, who has been awarded ‘Players Player’, ‘Most Improved Player’ and League Winners for 2017’s Maidstone United Girls U11, as well as ‘Most Improved Player – U12’ at Academy.

22/01/18

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

22/01/18

Year 8 learning flowcharts in Computer Science. Heidi Digital Leader https://t.co/3ANlHLctuu

22/01/18

Retweeted From South East Water

This week & took a tour of our Arlington Reservoir as part of our ‘Know H₂ow Awards’! An initiative for students to work with our expert staff on related projects 😀 https://t.co/TKziQiI37w

22/01/18

Retweeted From Louise Farrow

Another inspiring evening

22/01/18

The Theme of the Week: Reflect upon Sport, Health and the Environment. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

22/01/18

Retweeted From ApprenticeKent

Kate Shoesmith, head of member engagement for the Recruitment and Employer Confederation, explores what the future holds for Kent young people, their education and working lives. https://t.co/CWKqMFLiJo

19/01/18

Date for your diary! FIGS Quiz Night - Saturday, 24 February 2018. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Featuring; Family Quiz, Ploughman's Supper, Bar, Raffle, and lots of other games and prizes! Tickets will be on sale soon! https://t.co/uSnkhRMGAJ

19/01/18

Last night we were fortunate to have speakers from the University of Oxford and Cambridge speak to Year 11 and 12 students about everything they need to know about applying to these very prestigious universities, as well as having an interview workshop with Mr John Krumins. https://t.co/D8xZAXn2go

19/01/18

Thank you to everyone that attended the 'Ms Empowered' Breakfast this morning. The event generated some great discussion around the implications of gender inequality for young women in the workplace. https://t.co/MWkNmSF2d8

18/01/18

Thank you for an excellent visit. https://t.co/4Kjf3ZvlwC

18/01/18

Thank you to everyone who attended the Piano Soiree yesterday evening. What amazing, talented students we have! https://t.co/0Zri18igEK

18/01/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Fed up with dreary skies where you live - come and join us developing a new career through Train to Teach and enjoy days like this one... https://t.co/UsfzDXDYX3

17/01/18

Tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details. https://t.co/wAgVm7PpoP

17/01/18

Have you read Invicta's blogs recently? There is something of interest to everyone! https://t.co/IkFzogwz5c

16/01/18

We look forward to seeing you! https://t.co/0TVqMjBpr5

16/01/18

For enthusiasts. https://t.co/Mx5NtKlL0P

15/01/18

We currently have vacancies for Teachers of English, Maths and Science. Further information can be found on our school website: https://t.co/ETMwNzuX53 Invicta is an outstanding school with excellent prospects, come and see for yourself!

15/01/18

Congratulations to Amelia in 7T, who has been invited to ‘try out’ for the Junior British Show Jumping Team on Monday, 15 January 2018. Good luck Amelia!

15/01/18

Well done to Sophie in 7T, who has been invited to participate in the Royal Navy Recognised Sea Scouts National Swimming Gala from the 26-28 January 2018. The Royal Navy hosts this prestigious event in Cornwall for around 200 young people from all around the United Kingdom.

15/01/18

A lovely article in the celebrating the achievements of students at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards evening in December. https://t.co/NlTdAC8iBJ

15/01/18

Our World Challenge students are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 3 February, in the School Hall, raising funds for their trip in the summer.

15/01/18

On Sunday 25 February 2018 sixteen staff will be running the Headcorn Half Marathon, raising money for . Donation can be made via our Just Giving page using the following link: https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO. Many thanks for your continued support!

15/01/18

Well done Charlotte! https://t.co/smiRHMz85Y

15/01/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Knowledgeable about Politics and Economics. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

15/01/18

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

This week some very strange footprints appeared in our classroom. We used our detective skills to try and find out who or what had been in Opal Class. https://t.co/3fOMATJhjF

12/01/18

Do you have what it takes to be crowned Britain's best lego builder?? Do you love to build awesome creations? Well, look no further. Register your interest for the second series of 'LEGO MASTERS' on Channel 4 today. https://t.co/Pj1bEEIxza

09/01/18

Epoc Careers organises high quality careers events for students. Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor, Saturday 3 February 2018 Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer, Sunday 4 February 2018 For full details, see https://t.co/plOwJqUqWj. https://t.co/ZSPNVxXo0k

09/01/18

We are very pleased to hear that Trixie, the Guide Dog sponsored by Invicta, has been successfully placed with a family where the man has no sight. Trixie also has the family dog to play with when she is not working. Thank you for your support! https://t.co/8CinH4ytfg

08/01/18

Don't forget, tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details. https://t.co/dWm0rsHQNY

08/01/18

Congratulations! https://t.co/avcaI0uWMZ

08/01/18

Congratulations to Maddie who has been shortlisted as a Finalist at the British Education Awards 2018, National Award Ceremony, for her academic result and other achievement in the GCSE category. The Awards ceremony is in Manchester on 31 January 2018. https://t.co/R3SZlA8Lge

08/01/18

The Theme of the Week: Take Inspiration. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

08/01/18

We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and would like to wish you a Happy New Year as Invicta's new school term begins today.

15/12/17

The Over 60s enjoyed a Christmas Lunch this week in school. They enjoyed a 2 course meal, a Christmas photo booth and lots of festive games! https://t.co/vu3XLUiOai

14/12/17

Thank you to everyone who donated food items to the You Can Appeal. We are pleased to say that approximately 500 cans of food and other items have just been collected for the homeless. https://t.co/HzitJ4kdj5

14/12/17

A group of Year 8 students, in their POP group, have been making little paper gift boxes which they have left around the school for other students to find. Each box has been handmade and contains a chocolate and an inspirational quotation.

14/12/17

Invicta students from Years 7 - 10 are looking forward to their trip to London for the Olympia Horse Show today.

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Posted on: November 13th 2017

How many of you can remember the first time you let your first child go to the park on their own?

How many of you can remember the first time you let your first child go to the park on their own? Before this took place, can you remember how many times you spoke to your child about being safe and what to do? How many times had you checked the route with them? How many times had you checked that they were safe to play on the apparatus? How many times had you discussed; the safe ways to cross the road, what to do if someone is mean to them when they are playing or what they should do if someone asks them to go somewhere else with them? 

I would imagine that you researched the area and play space thoroughly and all checked, and double checked, that they knew exactly what to do if anything bad, worrying or unpleasant were to happen to them. Some of you may have initially even followed them without them knowing just to be doubly sure all was fine.

With this in mind, can you cast your mind back to when this same child first signed up for their own social media account, when they got their first phone, when they were given unbridled access to the Internet? Before they were granted all of this freedom, did you spend as long talking to them about the possible dangers and issues which could arise? 

Perhaps more importantly, did you discuss how your child should behave when out in that big open playground we call the Internet? Did you discuss what to do if they find themselves in a situation they do not want to be in? How many of you thoroughly checked out the “apparatus” like you would have done with the park? By this, I mean did you sign up for the same social media accounts to find out what they are, how they work, what the possible issues are?

A recent Internet Safety special, published by TES, has some rather worrying and concerning facts and figures. These could be really helpful in informing you about the ongoing issues which are arising and help you to prepare for conversation with your child/children. 

Having an awareness of these issues before they find themselves in a situation that you, and they, would much rather they were not in, would be incredibly helpful to you all. The article identifies that students are most likely receiving the messages about safety but these are perhaps not ‘hard hitting’ enough as they are still being ignored in many cases. Although we in school, do as much as we can, and I am sure parents are having the necessary conversations with their children, some are simply still not listening. Unfortunately, in school we still hear of students finding themselves in compromising situations; we also hear of students signing up for all sorts of accounts which we are sure will only lead to them being unhappy. 

Although the Internet offers some fantastic opportunities for learning and communicating, it also provides a minefield of issues which need to be navigated carefully. Clearly we do not want a blanket ban on the use of the Internet and mobile devices but I still think more needs to be done to help ensure all of our children are as safe as they can and we need to work on this together.
If you are interested in reading the full article you can access the special edition via the link below and download it as a PDF. I would most definitely advise anyone reading this to do just that, so that they are armed with the most up to date information and statistics so that you can be fully informed and therefore help to support your child and keep them safe at all times.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/tes-online-safety-special-11751272

Working on this together, we will hopefully build a safer Internet and most importantly develop a culture and ethos where everyone can use the new technology at our disposal safely and with confidence.

For further help and support, please follow this link which will take you to the parental section of the “Think You Know” website:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
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Mr Ehren
Assistant Headteacher