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23/04/18

Invicta Grammar School has been recognised for its excellence by becoming a member of the SSAT Leading Edge network, a national group of exclusively high-performing secondary and special schools. https://t.co/F0ziwrr124

23/04/18

Invicta has been successful in achieving the Inclusion Quality Mark for the school. Inclusion promotes equal opportunities for all students, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. https://t.co/wOyHkOpj1c

23/04/18

Monday to Thursday lunchtimes this week, students will holding their Business and Enterprise Spring Fair raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. https://t.co/stQkFn4g7d

23/04/18

Invicta students will be making cakes for the Heart of Kent Bluebell Walk cake table on Sunday 6 May. https://t.co/FTcKouDjae

23/04/18

Congratulations to Amelia in Year 7 who competed at the County Showjumping Championships as one of the youngest competitors. In the warm up event she came 2nd out of 63 riders. On Saturday qualified her for the next round, unfortunately she did not make it to the final round. https://t.co/Kcx8WjzhiM

23/04/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Knowledgeable about Internationalism, Religion and Culture. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

20/04/18

Year 12 and Year 13 enjoying the sunshine and a game of rounders at lunchtime today. Better luck next time Year 13! Thank you to Miss Abbott for organising it. https://t.co/7wPf1ePk6L

20/04/18

We look forward to welcoming all our New Entrants to their Language Workshops tomorrow, Saturday, 21 April 2018. See you there!

19/04/18

Student led tutorial showing how to import original material from garage band into Scratch. Jess, Digital Leader https://t.co/vGtRn3oK6L

19/04/18

Today's lecture starts at 3.30pm for Years 9-13. We are very pleased to have Thane Campbell, a PhD student from Edinburgh University, coming to Invicta to share his PhD research on the latest imaging equipment for the Proteus project for the medical sector.

19/04/18

Congratulations to Eleanor, in Year 8, who recently played her harp at the Mayor's Reception for Judge Carey in the Town Hall. Mr Greer described her performance as stunning!

18/04/18

The frames have propolis (bee glue) on them, which is a resin-like substance. The keepers also add syrup to the feeder. https://t.co/FQdpUFHfX2

18/04/18

Attending to Invicta's hives and adding syrup to the feeder. We hope we get another bumper crop of excellent honey again this year! https://t.co/gzr8wsuPaM

17/04/18

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Did you miss our last Train to Teach Day? Not to worry, join us on Tuesday 22 May for our next Train to Teach Day. https://t.co/awlexhgHbL

17/04/18

Binary poem written by Katie in Year 7 to support her computer science revision. https://t.co/hGA2LFcBwL

17/04/18

7V were testing acids and alkalis in a fun and interactive science lesson. Lily, Digital Leader https://t.co/phdjUWDjid

17/04/18

Photosynthesis in elodea, pond weeds in Year 8 Biology lesson, and counting bubbles of oxygen to determine rate of photosynthesis. https://t.co/k2oFY7sJSF

17/04/18

Year 11 scientists are excited to try out the new 'Required Practical' Questions on Tassomai - 150 new questions to support their revision. https://t.co/rXAez0BnrN

17/04/18

We hope to see you here! https://t.co/QkQntpC633

16/04/18

Never too old to make a daisy chain! https://t.co/rBdDvULFkp

16/04/18

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold practice weekend went very well for Invicta students, apart from a grey start to the day. https://t.co/1NQLJVVPaD

16/04/18

Congratulations to our 3 persons Invicta team whose entry into the KM Bright Sparks Award has been accepted. We wish them well.

16/04/18

Students and Staff enjoyed their fantastic ski trip to Italy during the Easter break, both on and off the slopes! https://t.co/J4fXSLKJgd

16/04/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Disciplined. Assemblies and Tutor Time will be based on the theme.

16/04/18

Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope you had a lovely time.

29/03/18

Well done to Angel in 8N who represented Medway Rugby Football Club on Sunday, 25 March at the Kent U13 Tournament at Priestfields, Rochester. They came 2nd overall out of 5 teams and Angel received a medal for taking part in the games!

29/03/18

Adventure athlete Sophie Radcliffe is at Invicta speaking to Year 9 about confidence and passion for life. https://t.co/pRsIlnaKcb

29/03/18

Students from Book Club enjoyed their visit to South East Schools Themed Book Awards evening to hear authors Patrice Lawrence and Juno Dawson speak. https://t.co/HqzOSwq0ko

29/03/18

Congratulations to Sophie in 13S - her fantastic alternative book cover won first prize South East Schools Themed Book Awards ceremony. https://t.co/3NdJZkTMhg

29/03/18

Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition students baked and decorated sponge cakes. Prior to this they investigated the ingredients in cakes and why each ingredient is important. The cakes produced are stunning and each one is individual with very professional presentation. https://t.co/zkORupvftx

28/03/18

Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight at our New Entrants' Evening. We shall look forward to seeing you at our Languages Workshops on Saturday, 21 April! https://t.co/FnwkjyDLPF

28/03/18

We are ready and waiting for the new Year 7's to arrive for their New Entrants' Welcome Evening. See you soon! https://t.co/t54vJyxOQw

28/03/18

We look forward to welcoming our New Year 7 at our New Entrants' Welcome Evening tonight. Congratulations to them all!

28/03/18

Pictures from the Art STEM session yesterday lunchtime of walking rainbow water and erupting colour. https://t.co/JWXZUR3l9i

28/03/18

A Year 5 pupil who attended a recent Art and DT Workshop kindly created a card for our staff in appreciation! https://t.co/ZWQ8bLhZfc

28/03/18

Year 8 Testing a leaf for the production of starch. The leaf, when boiled and the chlorophyll destroyed with ethanol, can be tested with yellow iodine. If starch is present then the leaf turns blue black. https://t.co/fdpV5SpnO8

27/03/18

Students and staff have been helping to raise funds for Guide Dogs with an Easter Fair this lunchtime. https://t.co/JtDQ510yVJ

27/03/18

Strangely coloured flowers demonstrating water transport in plants in the Year 9 Biology lesson today. https://t.co/wCc84xIsjE

27/03/18

The image of a practical setup for A level Physics looking at Potential Divider equations. The potential difference from the power supply is shared out between the fixed resistor and the thermistor, a non-ohmic device where the resistance varies with temperature. https://t.co/3pX4YiLsvV

26/03/18

Invicta will be holding an Easter Fair for the students and staff tomorrow to raise funds for Guide Dogs https://t.co/CVwXJRy8bi

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

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At Invicta Grammar School, we recognise that the development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve their full potential. As such, the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) enrichment of our students is at the heart of the school’s ethos.

Aims of SMSC

We aim to provide an education that provides students with:

Spiritual development of students shown by their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise
  • respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences.

Moral development of students shown by their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • an understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

Social development of students shown by their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and social-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Cultural developmentof pupils shown by their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of, and showing respect for, different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Delivery of SMSC

SMSC is  embedded throughout all aspects of Invicta life. It is delivered through:

  • The everyday teaching and learning in all subjects
  • Key curriculum content in subjects such as Religious Studies, History, Classical Civilisation. English, Modern Foreign Languages.
  • Theme for the Week
  • Assemblies
  • PSHEE
  • Form time activities – morning screen
  • Enrichment programme
  • Broadening Horizons – cultural opportunities
  • Charity
  • Internationalism
  • Holism Programme
  • Global Learning
  • Enterprise
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Leadership opportunities


Assemblies and Form Time Morning Screens at Invicta Grammar School

At Invicta there is a designated theme for each week.  These themes reflect the core values and the Habits for Success that Invicta Grammar School is committed to.  The themes are also designed to link with:

  • Religious/Cultural Festivals i.e. Rosh Hashanah, Ramadan, Easter, Diwali, Nanakshahi, Wesak, Sukkot, Epiphany, Holi, Eid-al-adha
  • Awareness Days/Events i.e. International Volunteer Day, Global Family Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, Remembrance Day, International Women’s Day, World Religion Day, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, Commonwealth Day… i.e.
  • Historical Events/ Anniversaries i.e. Battle of Hastings 1066, Dylan Thomas birth 1914, Robert Louis Stevenson born 1850, Terry Waite released from captivity in Beirut 1991, Darwin published The Origin of Species 1859, Britain’s first policewoman 1914, London underground opens 1863, Big Ben first ticked 1859, Death of Hadrian (Roman Emperor) 138, Mary Rose sank (1545)
  • Awareness Months i.e. National Black History month (October), African/America History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), Great Outdoors Month (June)


The Purpose of Assemblies:

  • Reinforce an ethos of excellence
  • Promote high standards, expectations and aspirations
  • Develop a sense of spirituality among the students
  • Provide an opportunity to ‘reflect’ / collective worship
  • Raise moral and ethical questions
  • Encourage social awareness
  • Develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) enrichment
  • Strengthen aesthetic awareness
  • Reinforce the core values of the school
  • Create a greater sense of community through shared experience
  • Offer stimulating, thought-provoking and sometimes humorous issues
  • Maintain good communications among staff and students
  • Celebrate students work and other achievements

All assemblies and morning screens include an opportunity for ‘reflection’. This is a valuable opportunity for students to:

  • be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise
  • develop respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • reflect on and learn from their experiences


Modern British Values at Invicta Grammar School

At Invicta Grammar we promote and support modern British values while at the same time we prepare students to be responsible and active citizens in a multicultural and diverse society.  We acknowledge, celebrate and inform students about Britain’s history, culture and heritage in a whole variety of ways.   We are particularly pleased with the events associated with our school wide commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War. This project includes various cross-curricular events, assemblies and opportunities. 

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