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19/01/21

We are looking forward to seeing almost 80 Primary students later for our two Y5 workshops (11+ preparation and Dance). Thank you to Miss Palmer and Miss Palin. https://t.co/7EWrLcKyMo

19/01/21

There has never before been a better time to nominate staff for the Kent Teacher of the Year? There are categories for every role from teachers to technicians. Anyone can make a nomination. https://t.co/2roFThmGOT https://t.co/4Vpzgg4yCh

19/01/21

Retweeted From VIPS@Leybournechase

We are currently looking for a Parent Governor - do you have a passion for education and would you like to help make a difference? Find more details here: https://t.co/pDYmWrR4fE

19/01/21

7A Geographers enjoying their discussion on TNCs such as and why they alter their products for the markets in different countries. https://t.co/07Ufg3TQ2L

19/01/21

7A presenting their upcycled fish drawings to Miss Brown & Mr Mena which they will now make over the next few lessons, hopefully we will be able to share with you some shots of the final products later on! https://t.co/r3w1zWwa8T

18/01/21

Jan-u-Fit Update: Staff have travelled an amazing 1800km in 15days, however our students are in the lead with a staggering 3318km a superb effort! Don’t forget to donate to via our just giving page. https://t.co/diuo1bAzE0

18/01/21

Don’t forget the other important religious and cultural events happening this month! 23rd Jan is Chinese New Year this one is the year 4710 – The Year of the Dragon! 31st Jan is the birthday of Guru Har Rai the seventh prophet/teacher of Sikhism. https://t.co/1ny8iSyvrx

18/01/21

Our Year 12 Geography students are studying Maidstone and a contrasting area -Middlesbrough as part of Regenerating Places. Here is a selection of their academic posters displaying the initial data researched. https://t.co/uMiFGV2rXX

18/01/21

Mrs Bolton was out and about early this morning delivering to our KS4 Book Group - we are looking forward to exploring this title https://t.co/e2xD1omGbO

18/01/21

With thanks again to another great week ahead with https://t.co/0hdg7dJaYe

18/01/21

Retweeted From Mid Kent Mind

Today is day - so we wanted to share one of our favourite graphics we have seen with Pooh and Piglet. This graphic emphasises how invaluable friends can be - supporting us when we may not feel like ourselves, until we feel a little bit better. 💙 https://t.co/MUKLaFeCND

15/01/21

In Psychology today we explored why we forget and will cover ‘interference’, i.e. forgetting because one memory blocks another. https://t.co/S5oECOOeLC

15/01/21

Part 1 of 2: Our WDYW campaign has really shown our students creativity this week! https://t.co/viBLAD9tP9

15/01/21

Well done Emma these look amazing. https://t.co/OAjPcaA1y5

15/01/21

8A had a “bring your pet to form time” day today! The girls loved showing the class their pets and telling funny stories about them. https://t.co/2tK3evpnx8

15/01/21

Well done to all Year 11 students who completed their English GCSE Speaking and Listening exams this week. Such a wide range of topics, from fashion to discrimination – the English team certainly learnt a lot! https://t.co/vAFUmXDnts

15/01/21

Willow Update: She is making lovely progress with her training on lead. Off the lead, Willow’s recall to voice and whistle is very good, although whenever it’s windy it takes her longer to return as she loves to chase the leaves blowing in the wind! https://t.co/eN9v9NJpKy

14/01/21

Happy Pongal! Pongal is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated particularly among the South Indian and Tamil communities. Learn more from our Year 9 expert Chandana! https://t.co/igc6aYbWoy

14/01/21

Glad to hear our Year 8 'Virtual' Parent Consultations were a success. https://t.co/dFt4fLcRVb

14/01/21

Students in Year 7 RS are studying Hinduism this term. Today, they grapple with the way Hindus view God, or rather Brahman – the supreme spirit. These analogies bring us closer to wisdom. https://t.co/3i5nJUE9me

14/01/21

Thank you to Daniel for making these delicious treats for all 9 VIAT schools. So glad to hear you all enjoyed them. https://t.co/R1TzHXZgHu

14/01/21

Year 9 photography taking their cars off on an adventure in the style of https://t.co/PI42wqubu3

14/01/21

We are excited for our second virtual workshop taking place this afternoon – Year 5 Computer Science! https://t.co/Yn18SgoLFi

13/01/21

We love connecting with our transition students! Yesterday saw our first virtual workshop – Year 6 Dance!’ Jaunita and Katy performing the dance they created during the Workshop https://t.co/v8mUynzuEr

13/01/21

Exploring ethical debates with Year 8 in RS this week, “Do we ever face a conflict of morals?” https://t.co/G4WVjscgrc

13/01/21

In Psychology today: Next in our exploration of models of memory comes ‘Types of long-term memory’. Here’s a podcast about ‘the man who couldn’t remember’. https://t.co/1YSZoZaQgl

13/01/21

What will you all be doing for 'Why don't you Wednesday' Don't forget to send your photos into Keepingbusy. https://t.co/RZlAiEClYr

12/01/21

Today in Psychology we looked at the first of three models of memory, the so-called ‘multi-store model’. Here’s an explanation we viewed. https://t.co/LoVMe2ZnvL

12/01/21

Our teachers are looking forward to meeting our Year 8 parents this evening and again tomorrow for 'Virtual Consultation Evening' https://t.co/VerOQDaHbA

12/01/21

Celebrating religion and culture at Invicta. January will also host the 3rd World Religion Day, this year on the 19 Jan. A day to foster interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasising what religions share in their values and teachings. https://t.co/nyWjOvKgtS

12/01/21

Brilliant resources for those on a budget or Thanks to https://t.co/RVwBSYzHDM

11/01/21

Our RS department recommends The Dalai Lama in conversation with Greta Thunberg and leading scientists about The Crisis of Climate. https://t.co/y0COkZ9VUD

11/01/21

Teaching our students about other cultures and religions, look out for the Mahayana Buddhist New Year. This year it’s the 28th Jan. Mahayana Buddhists light candles to bring happiness and good luck. https://t.co/YQq3C44956

11/01/21

Murran in Year 8 has been very busy over the weekend cooking a delicious meal. This looks really tasty! https://t.co/mf0Rzj0uIf

11/01/21

Today in Psychology classes we start our study of ‘Memory’ by exploring coding, capacity and duration of memory. Here’s a great demonstration of a good memory. https://t.co/7Dc27Cp4pv

11/01/21

This weeks Geogglebox watching! With thanks to https://t.co/RmaMVUq55m

08/01/21

Miss Baudean is loving 10R French Students for taking ownership of their learning and letting her know what they think would be more beneficial for them. 🤣👍 https://t.co/U1W5KRUr1d

08/01/21

Wow what a success 'Why don't you..Wednesday' was. We loved seeing all your photos sent in. We look forward to seeing your activities next week! https://t.co/h7D4jgDQ1g

08/01/21

For all students 16+ will continue online. Delivered by world-class experts and include lecturers like Professor Chris Whitty , Edith Hall (Classics), QC (Law) and (Cultural History) https://t.co/GxXU0y3dgM

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