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10/07/20

Just a few days into school closure we asked students to explore how Fundamental British Values might be affected due to the lockdown. As always, they rose to the challenge and created this… https://t.co/amGICEeQc1

10/07/20

Well done to Imogen, Alfreda, Alex, Chloe and Isla 7G, Isabella, Ellie, Lucia, Isobel, Sarah, Niamh, Madison, Georgia and Omowonuola 7C, Kobi, Renee, Isabelle, Cheyenne 7N and Amelie, Gabrianna, Phoebe 8N who have made it through to the second round of the Competition! https://t.co/OfGlBZeY3v

10/07/20

Well done to Hannah in 10A who has been selected to receive the Philip Jones Memorial Prize at ! Very well done Hannah - congratulations! https://t.co/7yFrP554A8

10/07/20

Wonu in 7C has made chilli con carne for her family with Nachos, cheese and cucumbers on the side. She also made some cupcakes, sausage, mash and some cheesy pasta earlier in the week. What a feast! Well done Wonu. https://t.co/Hh3x7hqV6s

10/07/20

Well done to Georgia in 7C who, with a little help from her dad, has built a hedgehog cafe! Georgia wanted to help stop the declining number of hedgehogs by giving them a safe place to stay. She has even had a customer! https://t.co/imigj0Peud

09/07/20

Mr Waters’ favourite word is “spaghettification” and is the name given to the process caused by a black hole “swallowing” an object as it draws the object out into a long, thin spiral of atoms. What is your favourite word?

09/07/20

Great to see what IGS brass players have been doing during lockdown. https://t.co/GFEQEXwp7w

09/07/20

Mrs Alizadeh and her bees had a special visitor this week! Ben had the opportunity to meet the Invicta Bees and wear all the gear. 🐝 https://t.co/Je5KB7qmcY

09/07/20

Calling all school leavers - On Friday 10 July at 10am, the Prime Minister will be giving an address to all school leavers which will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. https://t.co/Q7zslSY5Xt

08/07/20

Great to hear so many students are doing so well in the two grade challenge. Keep up the practice everyone.

08/07/20

Did you know water can boil and freeze at the same time? This occurs at what is known as the “triple point” and is caused by the temperature and pressure of the surroundings. https://t.co/t9C4kj5hjm

08/07/20

Its so why not join Abi from the as she ‘pots-on’ veg seedlings and also shows us some easy ways to encourage wildlife into our gardens. Click the link to investigate… https://t.co/rgsWJrGnZW https://t.co/1JL1BiBR6d

08/07/20

Well done Poppy! We will be posting your award shortly... https://t.co/mdAFJcmdtH

08/07/20

You all look fabulous! Well done Emily! https://t.co/YE4NvebHlg

08/07/20

What a night! Yesterday we held our Annual Awards Evening, but with a twist! As we couldn’t welcome students into school this year, we all dressed up and took to ! It was a great evening of celebrating both in school and virtual achievements. Well done everyone! https://t.co/SKH0XwAiAm

07/07/20

A powerful message from our students calling on all of us to listen, learn, question and put an end to racism everywhere. https://t.co/XQ5m29shH7

07/07/20

Well done Poppy! https://t.co/eeB5Yi22WP

07/07/20

Retweeted From MMK Mind

We wanted to say a massive to Invicta Grammar - who have been fundraising to support the services we offer to young people in . They have raised over £2000 in the past year - an incredible amount. Thank you for your support, ! https://t.co/FNmW3j5i1T

07/07/20

We are looking forward to the ‘Virtual’ Awards Celebration this evening https://t.co/xqq2urjHXe

07/07/20

Amelie in 7A spotted this snake whilst out on her bike. Amelie thinks it is an adder, we are not so sure? Adder or Grass snake - what do you think? https://t.co/QTHSNiJnx3

06/07/20

Well done to Libby from Sandling Primary School who has completed two of our Science Activities! We can't wait to see you in September! https://t.co/hHqtIOhx8S

06/07/20

We have a winner for the John O’Groats to Lands End challenge. Well done to Bronte, the only house who managed to achieve the whole distance! Well done to everyone who took part in the competition, in total we have travelled 5398km! https://t.co/hpuGE1kEMP

06/07/20

Retweeted From NHS England and NHS Improvement

Thank you to everyone who has helped the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic so far. Whether you’re a bus driver getting us to work, a teacher looking after our children, or a supermarket worker making sure we can get essentials — thank you. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/kUmfYnrX64

06/07/20

Can you guess what 7C and 9A are spelling out? https://t.co/VbdHDpGo6v

03/07/20

Wow what a great day we have had. Virtual Sports Day 2020 has been a day full of fun and true house spirit! Well done to everyone who has taken part... we have lots more photos coming your way! https://t.co/hATnt6zGLF

03/07/20

Well done Amelie and Kaliopi. We hope you had a great day. We love the glitter! https://t.co/Tfge5b63sc

03/07/20

Well done to Amelia in 7A and Anya in 7G for making these delicious cheesecakes! I hope you saved us a slice🍰 https://t.co/QQAshFS8yd

03/07/20

Well done to all our students who have entered this competition - we have had over 60 entries! https://t.co/WjSOTHa9Ev

03/07/20

Virtual Sports Day is finally here! We have lots of great activities lined up and can't wait to see how all our students get on. Don't forget to send in your pictures! https://t.co/WLTQ95h1ow

02/07/20

This is great news! We are so proud of our amazing e-Learning Team! https://t.co/86u8t8J8T0

02/07/20

Retweeted From Kent Music

Announcing our first Virtual Music Festival: Day & Night Festival! Join us from 25th July - 8th August for a jam-packed fortnight of music featuring daily content for you to engage with and enjoy. Get ready to this summer! 🎶🎉 https://t.co/We0rwYrVcP https://t.co/QFxlze4KiW

02/07/20

Well done to Lucinda in 10I who has made this amazing rainbow cake! Doesn't it look delicious? https://t.co/iYj8SccToL

02/07/20

Maddison in 7C and her family visited the beach at the weekend to watch the sunrise. Arriving at the beach at 4am they tucked into bacon rolls with hot drinks and watched the sun rise at 4:38am. A magical and beautiful experience with wonderful family memories made!#sunrise https://t.co/q5gdhAmBKg

01/07/20

Retweeted From Shakespeare's Globe

Looking to entertain the teens in your household? From July we're running interactive online workshops on Shakespeare's most famous plays as part of : perfect for ages 12+ studying his works or those who love drama! 🎭 Discover more: https://t.co/aKamPGcTpU https://t.co/JENIzMmD0Q

01/07/20

Eleanor in 9S has been getting into a right 'Eton Mess' making meringues, whipping cream to create this scrumptious summer dessert for her family during her food tech class - well done Eleanor! https://t.co/aJ5UNDVBhB

01/07/20

Who’s excited for Virtual Sports Day! Only 2 days to go! https://t.co/dsxCZbEANt

01/07/20

Abbey in 7T spent her weekend in the back garden, cooking outdoors and enjoying performances from artists such as Beyoncé, Adele and Coldplay! https://t.co/bige1csdHN

01/07/20

Why not have a go at writing your own ‘these are the hands’ poem to celebrate key workers e.g. delivery drivers, postal workers, supermarket workers. https://t.co/yOBVQ9qXrY

01/07/20

It's Why not join Abi from and find out all about colour in nature! https://t.co/QQ3gMwR5Ka Or join Chantelle from to find out about the wonder of shapes in nature! https://t.co/12IKTXNnLi

30/06/20

We are so excited to welcome the new cohort in September to our wonderful new school! https://t.co/eFMtTTaphB

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