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20/09/17

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

Quartz observing chemical changes in Science by creating their own Goblet of Fire!! https://t.co/XEfQXW42go

20/09/17

Retweeted From The Lenham School

A huge thank you to Nathan, Chloe and Taryn at the who gave us an entertaining and educational show all about flight! https://t.co/YNpx5i0XSp

20/09/17

Students currently have a PSHEE lesson with external speakers covering a wide range of issues as part of the programme for this school year.

20/09/17

There will be a Year 9 Information Evening for parents and carers today. We hope you can make it to see what is planned for the year group.

19/09/17

Students have been signing up to become Prefects and Leaders in many different areas of the school today. https://t.co/DvBF9KFBOb

19/09/17

Well done Thibau 12V who spent 4 days in the Alps researching the effects of altitude on the human body as part of his EPQ project! https://t.co/zAztzgPByA

19/09/17

On, 2 September, Lucinda, 8C, held her 9th Coffee Morning! This year she has raised an incredible £454.49 for the charity! https://t.co/8ZHURocUqS

19/09/17

Isabelle, 9N, Rosie, 12V and Jessica, 7V, have all been selected to perform at the Hazlitt in the Pantomime ‘Cinderella’.

18/09/17

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

18/09/17

Retweeted From Bryn Price

Hope some of the P E students will be taking up the option of doing kayak as an option. Maidstone Canoe Club is a great venue

18/09/17

We hope the event goes well! https://t.co/nu81z1mW2l

14/09/17

Invicta's 16+ Open Evening is on Monday 6 November 2017. We look forward to welcoming existing and external students to our school. https://t.co/x3gEANbPTf

14/09/17

Invicta's 11+ Open Evening is on Thursday 5 October. We look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/hiuiMT7LL3

13/09/17

7I and 7S have enjoyed meeting the Leadership Team and Senior Prefects at lunchtime this week. https://t.co/kKduUBVQkC

13/09/17

Congratulations to former student, Laura Furner, who has received a First Class degree in English, from the University of Leeds.

13/09/17

Congratulations to former student Hannah Wells who has graduated from Homerton College, Cambridge University, with an Upper 2nd Class degree

13/09/17

Invicta is hosting a Welcome and Celebration Event for VITSA 14 Sept. https://t.co/bb157jcsOJ

13/09/17

Invicta's English department have come prepared for Roald Dahl Day! The English lessons are going to be even more exciting today. https://t.co/PcvN6kgMKM

13/09/17

Our students are looking forward to the event. https://t.co/A04rWgLd3g

13/09/17

Thank you! https://t.co/VBNFQue44o

12/09/17

Lots of students joining clubs to learn new skills today, at the Clubs and Societies Fair. How exciting! https://t.co/OWclMSwzXJ

12/09/17

Excitement is rising as the students look forward to the Clubs and Societies Fair at lunchtime today! https://t.co/6Lzb4Oy7tK

11/09/17

A reminder that there will be a Year 10 Information Evening today, 11 September, starting at 7.00pm and last for approximately an hour.

11/09/17

A lovely relaxing lunchtime in the school grounds with friends! https://t.co/A8up2kNFkk

11/09/17

Congratulations Amber 8V who completed a 35km walk to raise money for the Porchlight charity. It took 7hrs and 45 minutes and raised £435.

11/09/17

Retweeted From Queens' Admissions

and building Lego clocks and watching Lego tv. Not a bad first day back on the road.

11/09/17

Congratulations to Phoebe in 8V for being selected for the Kent Schools Under 14 Cricket squad for season 2017-2018.

11/09/17

Well done Zara 10N for being selected for the England Under 15 squad having been talent spotted at National Youth Day.

11/09/17

The Theme of the Week: Be Principled about Sport, Health and the Environment. Assemblies and Tutor Time will be based around the theme. https://t.co/ziODjCta2R

11/09/17

Retweeted From The Lenham School

We are excited to announce our school production of Little Shop of Horrors, coming this December! https://t.co/3pbfjK21GF

07/09/17

We wish students taking the 11+ Kent Test good luck today! https://t.co/VI6d6XCFuG

07/09/17

Invicta hosted a mathematics 11+ preparation workshop for pupils from local primary schools earlier this week. https://t.co/UoXnRnh20I

07/09/17

Pupils from local primary schools attended an 11+ English preparation workshop this week. https://t.co/2ar9f5OVWx

06/09/17

There will be a Year 12 Information Evening at the school today for parents and carers at 6.30pm.

06/09/17

Invicta is very proud of their charity fundraising. The following our the chosen RAG Charities for the new school year. https://t.co/5MaqYrzXYx

05/09/17

Make a date for your diary for our 11+ Open Events. We look forward to seeing you! https://t.co/jIoeuJsWBJ

04/09/17

The Theme of the Week: Broaden Your Mind. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme. https://t.co/MFK5Xd7r9g

04/09/17

Year 7 are settling in really well and finding their way around the school and learning the names of the other girls in their form. https://t.co/JXtCheaYk6

04/09/17

Retweeted From Laurie Boeshart

Chance to see latest portrait of the 100 award-holders including girls https://t.co/qnkwXGYhc9

04/09/17

Retweeted From Laurie Boeshart

Looking forward seeing the finished portrait today. Silver awards https://t.co/COFNCpJxVy

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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