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25/04/18

Have you read our school blogs recently? https://t.co/6T2RIu2gP7 They are written by our Leadership Team and our Student Prefects and are very interesting. https://t.co/Mb1uB4DP3n

25/04/18

There have been a wide range of PHSEE sessions taking place today from diets to The Samaritans to Year 8 visiting local businesses. All of which raises thought-provoking issues for the students.

25/04/18

Invicta Grammar School will be hosting the Kent Schools' Under 14 Debating Competition this afternoon.

25/04/18

Have you made a date in your diary yet? We look forward to seeing you! https://t.co/udpmApza5B

25/04/18

Year 9 wiring plugs in their Physics lesson. https://t.co/23Ac59DZ6K

25/04/18

Year 7 practising their spreadsheet skills on desktops and iPads. https://t.co/ee2KCZg74X

24/04/18

The PE department would like to welcome all students, of every age and ability, to attend the summer sports clubs which are now running during lunchtimes or after school. If you would like to improve your skills; or try out for one of our successful sports teams, give them a try! https://t.co/GGlu2ug7Ig

24/04/18

Congratulations to Jess in 7V who competed at the South East Regional National Grades on Sunday, 8 April in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Jess passed her National Grade 2 with a Commendation. https://t.co/xgo2okTQWj

24/04/18

Congratulations to Megan in 8A who competed at the Hillingdon Duathlon on Sunday, 15 April and finished in 1st place! https://t.co/KgqgukCpUP

24/04/18

A group of Year 7 students visited The Holmsdale School for the visit of poet Neal Zetter. They came back to school very inspired! https://t.co/z3OhHlPFRn

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

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

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

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’.