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26/07/17

Retweeted From ApprenticeKent

As an apprentice he is keen to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to potential apprentices and employers! Go to https://t.co/KAG1YyoxuY https://t.co/ccJIl5vZgM

26/07/17

Retweeted From Childnet

How can you help you children to stay safe online in the summer holidays? Our blog has some https://t.co/uI9c7rBvKo

19/07/17

Retweeted From @invictatrips

Team 2 had great fun with our project school yesterday. https://t.co/8MjiUf2ZJd

17/07/17

Invicta student Evie meeting up with World School 2016 delegates at St Paul's in Australia. https://t.co/RNuz6arXAf

17/07/17

Retweeted From Louise Farrow

1st fundraising event for A's 2018 World Challenge done! https://t.co/RDX24BEMYa

17/07/17

Invicta is extremely proud to announce that they have raised an amazing £50421 for RAG and other charities during the school year, thank you https://t.co/rzTzAJLD34

14/07/17

We would like to wish students, staff and parents a very happy summer holiday! We will see our students again on Monday 4 September 2017.

14/07/17

Invicta's final assembly has now finished and the charities have received their cheques from the Senior Prefect Team. https://t.co/cAiZSgIaG6

14/07/17

Sefany, Millie and Jess in 8C organised a demonstration on how search engine web crawlers work with wool. Something they all will remember! https://t.co/cccwfgpu60

13/07/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Lovely day meeting our School Direct trainees who look forward to starting teaching careers in September. Want to join us? Get in touch 😀

13/07/17

Well done to Isabelle 7I, Emily 7N and Sophie 11T dancing for Maidstone Roller Dance Club took part in the National Roller Dancing comp. https://t.co/97tU3kpxco

13/07/17

Invicta has been proactive in seeking enhanced bus services. We are very grateful that will be running an extra bus from 4 Sept.

12/07/17

Invicta's Gold Duke of Edinburgh students are safely through Symonds Yat on the final day of their expedition. https://t.co/HD72fJAbQI

12/07/17

Congratulations to Bo Erin Year 8 and Belle in Year 12 for completing the Cancer Research mud run raising over £350! https://t.co/SdW5mNLFfF

11/07/17

Emily, 11C attended an Inspire course at Southampton University to find out about the Science and Engineering courses and careers available. https://t.co/PiJyxOQBXM

11/07/17

Year 9 students Charlotte, Coralie, Becky and Olivia Wentzell received their Baden Powell Awards - the highest award a Guide can achieve! https://t.co/MbkqYg8d0P

11/07/17

Invicta Over 60s Club members arrived at Invicta for the annual Ascot inspired Race Day yesterday, with prosecco and afternoon tea! https://t.co/62JYpy5te6

10/07/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Looking forward to welcoming our 2017-18 trainees at our VITSA Induction Day on Wednesday

10/07/17

Mia and Jasmine, finalists of the KMBright Sparks Awards, presented their Silver Crest Award project "Is there life out there?". https://t.co/U1dDaTEqFy

10/07/17

Well done Amelia and Maya, 8T, who completed the Race For Life Pretty Muddy 5K run at Mote Park raising over £200 for Cancer Research https://t.co/tZc5ditlGw

10/07/17

Congratulations to Lara who won the Bewl Water Aquathlon, 400m swim and 3km run. https://t.co/cProVCjGKX

10/07/17

Well done to Megan who competed at Supertri Triathlon in Eton, Dorney, being placed 11th in the race. She is now ranked 3rd in South East. https://t.co/bpc4TCEnv4

10/07/17

Congratulations Charlotte for gaining her NICAS Level 2 Award making her a Foundation Climber at Lower Grange Farm Climbing Centre. https://t.co/jTTaWvxEH9

10/07/17

The Theme of the Week: Stretch Yourself: thrive on challenge and embrace change. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

06/07/17

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 to school today for their Year 7 Taster Day! https://t.co/Rv97Pj75XH

05/07/17

PE students from Invicta will be supporting Leybourne Chase School with their Sports Day today! https://t.co/I0zmEOwnb0

05/07/17

Thank you very much, our students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the workshops.

05/07/17

Retweeted From SciArt Exchange

A tremendous honor to work with such talented students https://t.co/8MpHwPaJWA

04/07/17

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

Crystal class butterfies have finally emerged. https://t.co/vUukd9c91R

04/07/17

Thank you to everyone who attended the Invicta Awards Evening, it was a special time celebrating student's achievements. https://t.co/kn9rywG4SU

04/07/17

The Music Auditorium was the setting for a delightful 30 minute recital by Year 7 piano students of Mrs G Haynes. https://t.co/Y1GUUVZgG7

04/07/17

Congratulations to Gabriella, 12C, who has successfully auditioned for the part of Dull Gret in a play called Top Girls in Tower Theatre.

03/07/17

Asha, 11C has been selected to represent the Kent School’s Athletic Association in the English School’ Athletics Championship in Birmingham. https://t.co/6hUaOfy4Ys

03/07/17

Congratulations to Lara who finished 2nd (in her age group) in the Aquathlon for the 3rd year running (350m swim and 3km run) https://t.co/Ulp7NeYqIB

03/07/17

Invicta musicians Hannah, Annabelle and Ruth gave a lunchtime recital at the United Reformed Church. https://t.co/0TKy0f1DAs

03/07/17

Ayishah, 11T, and the England team recently won a bronze medal at the Under 17 World Cup in The Netherland by 19-18 on a golden goal. https://t.co/y6jDcC0sRs

03/07/17

The Theme of the Week: Be True to Yourself: be honest and treat others how you wish to be treated. Assemblies will be based on the theme.

03/07/17

Retweeted From Get Into Teaching

Matt explains how he found the financial rewards of teaching surprisingly good. https://t.co/d9QLT25Jai

30/06/17

Year 7 students enjoyed their charity walk in Mote Park yesterday. https://t.co/Bbpp8BGsDI

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 2016-17 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 2015, (September 2015 – August 2016) Invicta Grammar School was allocated £73,938  
 

Details of the spending for 2015-16 were:

1.    Learning Mentor  £22,472
2.    Inclusion Teachers   £20,836
3.    Psychologist £15,600
4.    School Counsellor  £  5,400
5.    Trips and Opportunities £  3,490
6.    Homework Club   £  3,250
7.    Breakfast Club £  2,890
Total:  £73,938

The allocation for Invicta Grammar School for the current academic year – September 2016 – March 2017 is £44,631  The remaining allocation of funds will be made in the new financial year in April 2017.
 

Current planned costs are:

1.    7/12 of a Learning Mentor   £13,623
2.    Psychologist  £18,000
3.    School Counsellor  £  4,500
4.    Supervision of before school ‘Breakfast Club’ £  2,048
5.    Supervision of after school ‘Homework Club’    £  1,825
6.    Trips and Opportunities    £  4,635
Total   £44,631


The Impact of 2015-16 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 2015-2016 includes 12 students classified as eligible for Pupil Premium (approximately 7% of the cohort).

•    All students gained 100% 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths at GCSE in Summer 2016; this indicates that their attainment is equal to their peers.

•    The students entitled to Pupil Premium achieved an Attainment 8 score of 67.63 which compares well to the average Attainment 8 score of 70.49 gained by their peers.  Invicta students are achieving well above the national average.

•    The Progress 8 score of this group is very slightly lower with the PPG students achieving 0.4 as opposed to their peers who achieved 0.63.

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 provide challenge.  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’.