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23/01/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Time to Get into Teaching? Find out more by joining us on our next Train to Teach Day on 13 March 2018! https://t.co/awlexhgHbL https://t.co/DpBVNnFqE5

23/01/18

Good luck to our Invicta students taking part in the VEX Robotics Competitions today and tomorrow!

23/01/18

The Year 6 Dance workshop proved very popular with girls from local primary schools. https://t.co/QnEwUERY4k

23/01/18

Year 5 pupils from local primary schools enjoyed their recent Computer Science workshop at Invicta. https://t.co/ytqtZpoaoU

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.

Pupil Premium

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Invicta Grammar School Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a government grant that is given to schools to help them support those children that are the most disadvantaged, with a focus on raising attainment.  

In the 2017-18 financial year, all schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

•    £935 for secondary-aged pupils

Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who:

•    has been looked after for 1 day or more
•    has been adopted from care
•    has left care under:

  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order
  • a child arrangement order

In addition to this funding, schools are also allocated funding to support the children whose parents are Service Men or Women.

Allocation

Invicta Grammar School uses its Pupil Premium funding to help pay for a range of opportunities including support that is available for students as and when they might need it.  This includes recommended and requested support.

Students at Invicta Grammar School are encouraged to participate in a range of educational opportunities and activities to complement their academic work.  This includes participation in the school’s Broadening Horizons programme and activities such as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, peripatetic music lessons, support with travel, educational school trips including language exchanges.  Support is also given with the purchase of specialist equipment and uniform.  

The school writes to the parents of eligible students at the beginning of the school year to clarify in which areas support can be offered and to provide information about the process which is simplified to encourage requests.  

In 2016-2017, (September 2016 – August 2017) Invicta Grammar School was allocated £79,889  
 

Details of the spending for 2016-17 were:

1.    Learning Mentor  £23,806
2.    Inclusion Teachers   £23,684
3.    Psychologist £14,700
4.    School Counsellor  £  5,110
5.    Trips and Opportunities £  2,592
6.    Homework Club   £  2,738
7.    Breakfast Club £  3,073
8.    Music Lessons £  1,324
9.    Learning Resources £  1,621
10.  Student Transport £     726
11.   Technology Costs £     515
Total:  £79,889

The allocation for Invicta Grammar School for the current academic year – September 2017 – March 2018 is £49,362.  The remaining allocation of funds will be made in the new financial year in April 2018.
 

Current planned costs are:

1.    7/12 of a Learning Mentor   £14,256
2.    Psychologist  £14,400
3.    Inclusion Teacher £  8,296
4.    School Counsellor  £  3,792
5.    Supervision of before school ‘Breakfast Club’ £  2,048
6.    Supervision of after school ‘Homework Club’    £  1,825
7.    Trips and Opportunities    £  2,500
8.    Learning Resources £  2,245
Total   £49,362


The Impact of 2016-17 PPG

The PPG students at Invicta Grammar School make similar progress to that of their peers.  Data from the Department of Education (DfE) supports this.

The data for 2016-17 includes 9 students at GCSE level (approximately 9% of the cohort).and 7 students at A level (approximately 4% of the cohort) classified as eligible for Pupil Premium.

• 100% disadvantaged students achieved a strong pass at all GCSE subjects including English and Mathematics in Summer 2017. All these students achieved the English Baccalaureate qualification.

• The students entitled to Pupil Premium achieved an Attainment 8 score of 63.78 which compares well to the average Attainment 8 score of 68.44 gained by their peers.  Invicta students are achieving well above the national average in both attainment and progress.

• The Progress 8 score of this group is well above national average at +0.29, meaning that our PPG students achieved nearly a third of a grade higher than their peers of similar ability across the subjects that they studied.

The disadvantaged students in Year 13 attained an average point score of 35.58, very slightly lower than the 37.58 score that their peers achieved. Disadvantaged students achieved the same average grades of B- as the rest of the year group did.

The progress measures for KS4 and KS5 indicate that the PPG students are overall achieving better grades than their prior attainment at KS2 and KS4 suggests.  This is because the students are set aspirational targets and are taught lessons that are engaging and challenging.  When a student is shown to be off track, highly effective intervention strategies are put in place to ensure that the student achieves the grade she/he is capable of.

In September 2012, Ofsted acknowledged that the opportunities available to the ‘students at Invicta Grammar School are Outstanding and that the PPG is used effectively to ensure that students from potentially disadvantaged backgrounds have the same opportunity and make equally outstanding progress as other groups of students’.