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18/03/19

On Saturday we welcomed Year 5's for an 'Introduction to Filmmaking'. Where they planned, directed and then filmed their own mini movies.📽️ We loved seeing you all and cannot wait to see you again! https://t.co/JwD8DeozKm

15/03/19

Thank you to everyone for attending our Young Chamber business lunch, with special thanks to the events sponsor and our guest speaker . Also a very big well done to the Young Chamber team for all their hard work in preparation for this event! https://t.co/WTximOsWnM

15/03/19

The girls have got their accessories on and have donated to this morning! Don't they look fabulous? https://t.co/MMzT6Av7Dp

14/03/19

Today we welcomed Year 5 students for our annual 'Primary STEM Challenge'. Well done to you all for your hard work! https://t.co/EHVRMz8vU2

14/03/19

A Level Art and Photograph have been getting creative by responding to the artist Yves Klien as part of their A Level exam unit. https://t.co/d4hxSY9AEG

13/03/19

Our favourite part of the stand was the Brain puzzle along with the awesome periodic table pens! https://t.co/lAuCSVkE5n

13/03/19

The fun and engineering challenges continues https://t.co/waAyfXg4jm

13/03/19

Here and already enjoying our day of exploration ! https://t.co/WSrIU5L3KJ

13/03/19

We are on our way https://t.co/n0V0bnwxNv

12/03/19

Congratulations to the winners of our Teacher’s Favourite Book Competition, organised by Lucy in Year 9. Students had to match first sentence to a title to identify the favourite books of 17 members of staff. https://t.co/kzCSj9nF8k

12/03/19

Yesterday's activity, as part of our STEAM Week, was a Food Science Experiment! https://t.co/DuUGnFF9KQ

12/03/19

Year 7 have been reading the book 'Noughts and Crosses' by in English and today have created their own poems using a page of the book and then drawn a picture to showcase them. https://t.co/tykIdU9wiz

11/03/19

Congratulations to who came first in our Secondary Maths Challenge Final this afternoon, along with our Invicta team who were Runners Up! Thank you also to and for coming. https://t.co/QQ9OkQK4PZ

11/03/19

Well done to Kiu Yan Shuen in Year 10 for creating this masterpiece all about the Globe Theatre for History. Keep up the outstanding work! https://t.co/UWtYLIMu4J

11/03/19

Year 8 have been getting creative in Geography this morning, producing their very own shanty towns! https://t.co/2SthNYT1bz

08/03/19

We've had a busy day of fundraising today for with non-uniform and a bake sale. Along with an eating competition in which teachers went head to head to eat various different foods ranging from dog food, crickets, doughnuts off a string and a surprise 'man vs dog'. https://t.co/nroYrZNvxW

08/03/19

Happy International Women's Day! Although it is just one day, here at Invicta we like to celebrate our young women every day of the year. https://t.co/eBEQgv6sr6

08/03/19

Lovely to see so many students browsing and talking about books at the book fair hosted by the library, yesterday lunchtime. Along with lots of other book related activities run by our library prefects. https://t.co/LNdPNLmlyX

08/03/19

Blue and Yellow Non Uniform Day to Support the Guide Dogs Association. We are looking forward to the biscuit sale and break time and lots of fundraising activities at lunch! https://t.co/6YzKPEBor5

07/03/19

Today's activity, as part of our STEAM Week, was the Mummification of an orange! The girls had to remove the inside, dry it, then wrap it up. We will check back in a few weeks to see the completed mummification. https://t.co/0IrbtANMZu

07/03/19

Yesterday afternoon we welcomed 11 Primary Schools for our annual Year 5 Football Tournament. Well done to all the teams that competed and well done to who came first! 🏆⚽️ https://t.co/Mx5aOpvsBW

07/03/19

In celebration of our Staff and Lower School Students have dressed up as their favourite book characters! What a great effort made by you all. https://t.co/a1XskS6rAo

06/03/19

To celebrate World Book Day all students will receive a token which they can use to gain a £1 discount on a book at the Book Fair in the library tomorrow lunchtime. https://t.co/bL4JL4K3xz

06/03/19

The Wellbeing Change Team met this week and our student members will be moving forward on developing a student notice board raising awareness of wellbeing support available at Invicta. Coming soon to Main block!

06/03/19

The Sixth Form Prefect Hustings have been underway this week, with our hopeful Year 12 students presenting to all year groups why they should be our new Head Girl or Boy! https://t.co/xHy9TarTeN

05/03/19

Congratulations to all pupils offered a place in Year 7 at Invicta for September 2019. A welcome pack will be posted to you today, please complete and return by Friday, 15 March. We look forward to you joining us in September! https://t.co/Jmuu38GE0i

04/03/19

Year 7 have been conducting their very own science experiment in food technology today, to see the science behind baking cupcakes! They worked in groups of four and missed out an ingredient each and then recorded their results. https://t.co/tCf5q8UWkB

04/03/19

The FIGS Pamper Night on Saturday was a great success! Our girls loved being treated and filling up on popcorn and sweets whilst watching . Thank you to the FIGS Team for organising an amazing evening - we cannot wait for next year! https://t.co/eIMOfofTwA

01/03/19

Good luck to all the Year 6's receiving their school offers today! We look forward to welcoming our new students to Invicta very soon.

01/03/19

Yesterday our Year 10 Mathematicians competed in Maths Feast hosted by . They had a great day and managed to win round 2, well done girls! https://t.co/JFEX4R0UHe

01/03/19

The Year 9 GCSE Spanish girls are kicking their morning off with a debate about School Uniforms, all spoken in Spanish. Some very good points made along with some great pronunciation! https://t.co/QrYocvpTZ3

28/02/19

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

As part of our staff development day we spent time publishing, we love these displays of the children's amazing work! https://t.co/abe3wylorU

28/02/19

There are still some tickets left for Saturday! https://t.co/ZS5qdHIkEo

27/02/19

Congratulations to Year 12 for their outstanding engagement in the National Citizen Service Summer Programme. Over 60 students took part and as a result we have been named a 'Champion School' and awarded the gold award! https://t.co/fNOExDY3Am

27/02/19

Aleksandra in Year 7 has painted this wonderful piece of artwork over the half term, what an amazing creation! https://t.co/NjWcvEZGCC

26/02/19

This week's Invicta Blog has been posted! Click the link to find out what we've got in store for the term ahead... https://t.co/AyZQI18hMK

25/02/19

This morning we greeted 25 Year 4 students for our all day 'Mini Beasts' (Art/DT) Workshop. We hope you enjoyed it and have learnt something new. We cannot wait to see you again soon! https://t.co/845rLNVydJ

25/02/19

Today we welcome back all our fantastic students and staff. Here is to another great term of improvement and achievement! https://t.co/caJpnxLnoq

19/02/19

We are excited to share that Ore in Year 7 has been secretly working on a book and has had it published! This is her first book and hopes to inspire other young writers out there by sharing her love for reading and writing. Well done Ore we are so proud of you! https://t.co/slCNLNZp4K

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