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Thank you to all our VIAT Parents for home schooling this week – ‘Cut yourself some slack, be kind to yourself you are doing an amazing job!’


We may all be stuck at home but at least it gives us a bit more to read something really good. This is a list of 100 books to try and read before you leave secondary school. Why don’t you give one a go, or see how many you’ve read already?


Happy Birthday Chloe! We hope you've enjoyed your - the cakes looks yummy🧁


Yesterday Ella in 9S celebrated her 14th Birthday with help from her form! They all sang Happy Birthday to her on Teams as she blew out her candles on her cake!


The Plank Challenge is proving to be a little harder than first thought. Can you show us how it's done?


Invicta's salute in honour of all the NHS staff working hard through the Coronavirus outbreak.


For all our theatre fans - what a great way to watch the shows you love!


As part of our Personal Development Programme, students were asked to create a piece of creative writing to describe how the Fundamental British Values they have enjoyed in society, possibly taken for granted, have been affected due to the lockdown. The response has been amazing!


Psychology Club has continued virtually despite the lack of ‘real classroom’. Discussing the link between existentialism, philosophy and religions. Do we have an essence, a purpose, a list of duties? Also, and very importantly they shared pictures of their !


Food Preparation and Nutrition practical lessons are still in full swing this week with Year 7 making some yummy looking (and hopefully tasting) stir fry!


We look forward to seeing all our students tonight at 8pm!


Happy Birthday Daisy-Ellen! Glad to hear you enjoyed your


He’s definitely rocking the lab coat!


Lily in 7A has been enjoying her first week of ! She has received lots of help from her study buddy Billie and used her personal development time well, to draw an amazing eye!


If you are due to submit an Appeal application by 27 March, please can we ask you email your Appeal form only to so that we can log your application, and ask you keep in contact with KCC for guidance!


'The perks of is that you get to have birthday cake at lunchtime!' Katie in 7T celebrated her brothers birthday yesterday - has anyone else celebrated their birthday in insolation?


Parents keep your eyes peeled! We can't wait to see all your entries...


Love it!


Well done girls - keep up the great work and !


Retweeted From Department for Education

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately.


Lauren Hill in Curie 1 has created some beautiful artwork with the help of her dog Pippin!


The girls in 7G have all been doing their 30 minutes of physical activity - well done! Keep the pictures coming girls...


Our very own Miss Gulvin having a break from to .


If you are still finding it hard to find pasta in the supermarkets, then why not make your own! 👩‍🍳You can even add ingredients to give your pasta an exciting colour. If you do not have a pasta machine at home use a rolling pin and knife to cut the pasta.


Great work - keep it up!


Virtual School Day 2 is in full swing! Well done Maddie...


Retweeted From Kent Fire and Rescue Service

To help out with home schooling, we'll be bringing you video lessons from our education team, as well as ideas for art class & even PE with our crews! Today’s lesson: Make a fire engine from things you can find around the house. Send us a snap when you're done!


Calling all Geographers, now that our evenings have become a little quieter...what a great time to sink your teeth into some Geography documentaries! Why not watch with the whole family - they're great conversation starters! Let us know which one's your favourite!🌎


Well done Amélie! We can’t wait to see how they grow - keep us updated! 🌱


Well done Alex and family! Keep up the great work 🤩


With the end of Virtual School Day 1 drawing to a close - how have you found the day? And what did you do in your personal development time?


Retweeted From British Dyslexia Association

We are pleased announce that we have more places available for our FREE parents webinar next Tuesday. Please note that places are limited by the technology and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Please listen to the news and only go out for the essentials, only send children to school if parents have no alternative - we need to all look after one another!


Perfect for all our students! With audio books available in German, French and Spanish!


It is with a heavy heart we close our doors today for an unknown period of time. We look forward to seeing all your smiley faces and cheeky banter on our new Virtual School starting on Monday.


Retweeted From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️


This morning members of our Reading Hack group picked up their copies of . We are all excited to read and review the book over the next few weeks.


Last week in bee club the girls learnt how to dissect a daffodil. They saw the pollen and the learned the different parts of the flower! 🐝

Privacy Policy

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  

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 or or to let them know which information you do not want to be shared.  

Alternatively you could contact the Management Information Team at KCC, 

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

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

You can also visit the KCC website if you need more information about how they use and store your information. Please go to:

7. Need more information about young peoples’ services?
For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to the Directgov Young People page at or the KCC website at