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20/04/21

Year 9 students considering the ethical implications of Covid https://t.co/1rdc4Sogt7

20/04/21

With lockdowns easing a little we are super excited to bring back some of our Extra-Curricular clubs this term - Introducing PE. https://t.co/QmHg9ypUr8

20/04/21

Wishing Good Luck to Anya in Year 8 for tonights final of Step up to the Plate. https://t.co/FOIuDBjQWn

19/04/21

With non essential stores opening our business/economics department wonder, did you make 'revenge purchases' during the Easter break? https://t.co/4UV8SKvSGL

19/04/21

It’s been great to welcome back into school today serving up these delicious take away delights for our students. https://t.co/0b9vvJhQ4E

15/04/21

With Thanks to for another fantastic guide. This week they look at Snapchat and highlight important tips for parents and carers. https://t.co/ZsRkHZa4QM

15/04/21

Retweeted From 🌈The STEM Hub

Today is Celebrate today by having a go at your very own magnetic painting - a chance to learn about magnetic & non-magnetic materials, whilst being creative! https://t.co/DiHXh0J0VI https://t.co/cYWGy0nlrb

14/04/21

Recently in English, 8S created some blackout poetry based on their studies of Romeo and Juliet.#English https://t.co/5wUe24zsId

12/04/21

During our Year 9 students have been working on a collaborative development series to showcase in a virtual exhibition. Please use the link below to view the amazing work produced. https://t.co/EGOU7t3x32 https://t.co/zbiz3qPsBE

01/04/21

We are looking forward to seeing 70+ families for the virtual 'Easter' Quiz tonight. All proceeds raised go towards https://t.co/iQ8sSDC3aZ

01/04/21

Finally on the last day of term our Sixth Form managed to enjoy a treat from Mrs Derrick! https://t.co/C1Kvd9kSXV

01/04/21

Ever wondered how encryption works? The Computer Science department are pleased to announce they will be hosting a 3-day workshop for Years 7 & 8 taking place next term. This will cover the Caesar, Scytale and Pigpen ciphers. Please sign up if you are interested! https://t.co/qmIERKVEZb

01/04/21

Congratulations to our very own on your first book . We are super proud! https://t.co/csjhgap2B4

01/04/21

Introducing our 'Easter' Photography and Bakes Challenge, please find the details below. We are looking forward to seeing our students entries. https://t.co/eNQKqPM2Fw

31/03/21

Some of our Year 11 students enjoying an Ice cream from Mrs Derrick at lunchtime today . https://t.co/xf3qk62SXh

31/03/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for Lead Practitioners in English, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Studies and French (MFL), to start in September. You can read all the relevant information, and apply, here: https://t.co/P46YUYUIfI https://t.co/Zt1A7MOIOd

31/03/21

'Creating this book with the aim to educate people out of willingness to make a change to the world' Thank you, from Lexie Year 9. , https://t.co/B9xb3SVQCR

31/03/21

Introducing Schools Officers from Kent Police. Dedicated policing resources designed to support schools. https://t.co/eCqEEcdJvf

31/03/21

In Year 12 Computer Science they have been programming their own calculators this week using and It is great being and working on the desktop computers! I think you will agree that their programs look very professional. Well done to the A Level group! https://t.co/k3NtiynasT

30/03/21

Our Year 10 students enjoying their treat today! https://t.co/k3EcLQUP2g

30/03/21

Calling all Computer Science Aspire students! There will be a subject hub session being held on Thursday, 1 April on the topic of ‘Big Numbers vs Small Brains’. Please speak to your Computer Science teacher for more information! https://t.co/DwJdQTj9AN

30/03/21

Year 7 have been how to use to draw shapes and repeated polygons. Learning that precision is very important when using text ! We are looking forward to practising our skills and creating our own images next term. Well done Esmae & Poppy. https://t.co/t1psVUTXPT

30/03/21

Last Saturday our Bronze students took part in a training day, to find out more please use the link below to read Mia in Year 9 article. https://t.co/LEpRsbGovb https://t.co/2DmmMRzK20

29/03/21

Our Year 8 Computer Science students have just finished their KS3 Diploma tasks and we were overwhelmed to see so many excellent images. Here are a few brilliant examples demonstrating how digital are represented in computer systems. https://t.co/bYffkyoC4v

29/03/21

Today our Year 9 students managed to enjoy a treat from Mrs Derrick in the sunshine! https://t.co/B3hHpBuz8n

29/03/21

Thank you Piers Black for your help with Year 10 Drama students playwriting Competition. https://t.co/DkRzx1zUEJ

29/03/21

Update from - Student tickets are for any student (6th form upwards) regardless of age, as long as they hold a valid student ID. This ticket is an alternative to local council passes. https://t.co/wYtcxbD2Gh

26/03/21

Year 8 enjoying their treat from Mrs Derrick today! https://t.co/EEcke00D46

26/03/21

Today's Fun Friday theme was 'World Theatre' . Can you guess the characters? https://t.co/ammreFp5xM

26/03/21

In Year 7 Art lessons this week students have been exploring the lighting techniques of the Dutch Renaissance painters. https://t.co/9weL34wG5t

25/03/21

Today see's the start for our students 'little' treat! Up first are our Year 7 who are busying waiting in line to enjoy an Ice Cream/Lolly from Mrs Derrick. https://t.co/8STU9H5YS0

25/03/21

Our Year 9 Food Tech students have been learning about vitamins and minerals and how they affect the body. https://t.co/WUzMJi1iVE

24/03/21

Just a little reminder for our students to test at home this evening or in the morning - don’t forget to record your results. Thank you for helping to keep our school safe. https://t.co/0gjmO3VQKN

24/03/21

We hope all our students enjoy today's 'WDYW' afternoon, we are looking forward to seeing your photos submitted to our keepingbusy email. https://t.co/hdl4WunMgL

24/03/21

It's our final 'Bubbles' journey update - It's lovely for us to see how much she has grown over the last year. We wish her every success! We will be sharing further updates on our other puppies soon! https://t.co/x7cDlL5DEd

24/03/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

The Music department has organised a Spring Concert this Thursday at 4pm, live on YouTube: https://t.co/71rIHeTYii https://t.co/XdETI3UwIo

24/03/21

Last Saturday, Invicta students completed a training day during which they completed their First-Aid training for their upcoming expeditions and practiced their camp craft and navigational skills. https://t.co/fYwudm113V

24/03/21

Congratulations to Hannah and Kimaya 👏 selected as finalists in the VIAT 'Fractured Fairy Tales' competition. Winners to be announced after Easter. https://t.co/aPgqf4LCx6

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY NOTICE 
for
Valley Invicta Academies Trust
(Invicta Grammar School, Valley Park School, The Lenham School, Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Chase, Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Lakes, Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill)

 

1. Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

We, Valley Invicta Academies Trust, are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school, Kent County Council and the Learning Records Service. 

2. How we use your personal information

We hold this personal data and use it to: 

•    Support your teaching and learning;
•    Monitor and report on your progress;
•    Provide appropriate pastoral care, 
•    Support you decide what to do after you leave school and
•    Assess how well your school is doing.

This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number (ULN) by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken. 

We are required by law to pass some information about you to our Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education.

We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Department for Education (DfE) and, in turn, this will be available for the use of the LA.

Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to providers of youth support services in your area. This is the local authority support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both your and your parent’s/s’ name(s) and address, and any further information relevant to the support services’ role. However, if you are over 16, you (or your parent(s)) can ask that no information beyond names, address and your date of birth be passed to the support service. This right transfers to you on your 16th birthday

3. Supporting you plan your future

3.1 How we share additional data collected in Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 with Kent County Council

The information detailed below that Valley Invicta Academies Trust collects from you during Year 10, Year 11, 12 and 13 may be shared with other organisations in order to provide you career and other guidance and for administrative, statistical and research purposes relating to education and training.

3.2 Information we have to pass on by law

We are required by law to pass some of your information to Kent County Council (KCC) as part of the Intended Destination, September Guarantee and Annual Activity processes.  This is to assist KCC fulfil its legal obligation under the Education and Skills Act 2008 and the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to assist, encourage and enable young people aged 13-19 (and young adults with learning difficulties or disabilities up to the age of 25) to participate in education or training. KCC are then required to share this information with the Department of Education.

We share the following information about you:

•    What you are intending to do after Year 11 in terms of education, training or employment (your Intended Destination).
•    Which post-16 provider made you an offer of a place on a course at the end of Year 11 or Year 12 if you stayed at this school after Year 11(referred to as the September Guarantee).
•    What your destination is after you leave Year 11 or Year 12 or Year 13, if we are aware of this (as part of the Annual Activity Survey).  This could include sixth form at this school.

3.3 Information KCC may share with us once you have left school 

Kent County Council has a legal responsibility to track all young people up to the age of 19 (and young adults with learning difficulties or disabilities up to the age of 25).   The purpose of collecting this information is to assist the planning of education and training for young people and the support services they require.  Some of this information is then shared with the Department of Education who use the information to plan at a national level.

Kent County Council will, if you allow, inform us (name of school) of your current activity once you have left the school.  This is in relation to education, training, employment with training you may be undertaking and whether you are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).  

The purpose of this is to:

•    Enable us to offer support should you become NEET
•    Check that the education we provide is enabling students to make a positive progression once they leave the school
•    Help plan support and education for future students.

3.4 Information that may be shared with other schools and colleges

Some of the information we collect from you during Year 10 and 11 and as part of the Intended Destination, September Guarantee and Annual Activity processes may also be shared with EFA funded post-16 providers (hereafter referred to as ‘post-16 providers’) who deliver in Kent.

These providers are listed on www.kentchoices4u.com.  

These providers could offer you a progression route and support your transition into post-16 education, training or employment with training.

To support your transition to post-16 education and to support planning for future learners we, or KCC, may also need to share further information on you directly with post-16 providers after you have enrolled, this includes:

• Whether you are NEET and may need support finding an education/training/employment opportunity
• Your activity after leaving a FE College after Year 12 or 13
• Your attendance record at school
• Whether you have been excluded from school
• If you have any special educational needs
• Whether you are looked after/or a care leaver
• Whether you are a carer
• Whether English is an additional language for you
• Whether you are a traveller
• Whether you receive free school meals, and
• Whether you are currently supervised by the Youth Offending Team.

4. You have a choice about what information is shared after you turn 16.

You can ask that:

•    No information beyond name, address and data of birth be shared with KCC in regard to the provision of Local Authorities support services for young people or
•    No information about your current activities once you have left school be shared with us and or 
•    No information to be shared with post 16 providers in the future, once you have enrolled at another provider.

To do this please contact manager@valleypark.viat.org.uk or office@invicta.kent.sch.uk or office@lenham-kent.sch.uk to let them know which information you do not want to be shared.  

Alternatively you could contact the Management Information Team at KCC, management.information@kent.gov.uk 

5. How we keep your information safe.

Both Valley Invicta Academies Trust and KCC keep information about you on computer systems and also sometimes on paper. We hold your education records securely and retain them from your date of birth until you reach the age of 25, after which they are safely destroyed.

There are strict controls on who can see your information.  We will not share your data if you have advised us that you do not want it shared unless it is the only way we can make sure you stay safe and healthy or we are legally required to do so.  

6. Need to know more about how we process your information?

If you need more information about how Valley Invicta Academies Trust uses your information or to see a copy of your information, please contact clerk@viat.org.uk.

If you would like to get a copy of the information about you that KCC shares with the Department for Education or post-16 providers or how they use your information, please contact:

Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Room 2.71
Sessions House
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1XQdataprotection@kent.gov.uk

You can also visit the KCC website if you need more information about how they use and store your information. Please go to:http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/contact_us/access_to_information.aspx

7. Need more information about young peoples’ services?
 
For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to the Directgov Young People page at www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm or the KCC website at www.kent.gov.uk