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22/09/18

You've still got time to come and join the fun! We've got lots of stalls, performances, hot food and an inflatable assault course. An event you don't want to miss! https://t.co/qhGakv3Cxx

22/09/18

FIGS Fair starting in 55 minutes, taking place in the school hall and the gym, enter through main reception or side hall doors. Can't wait to see you all... https://t.co/2icUsZOuIb

21/09/18

Don’t miss the annual FIGS Autumn Fair, expected to be an afternoon of fun and fundraising! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. https://t.co/t8RWnnkr9K

21/09/18

Don’t forget school photographs Monday, can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces!

21/09/18

Few pictures from yesterday’s Physics trip to Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge with Year 11 https://t.co/UzM9Dwqtxo

19/09/18

Another week, another House Competition: Sixth Form Benchball! https://t.co/8zNIZtdisB

19/09/18

Year 11 have been taste testing their pastries and using the sensory vocabulary to write down their findings. Yummy! https://t.co/quuWRiAN75

18/09/18

Today we are holding our Year 7 Leadership Fair at lunchtime for students to see the Prefect Opportunities available and meet our Senior Prefect Team.

18/09/18

Don't miss out on the 'Catwalk Catastrophe'! All proceeds from the event will go to the Young Chamber and Interact chosen charities. To secure your tickets please contact k.finlay.viat.org.uk. https://t.co/ZnoJ6sRd2Z

17/09/18

On Sunday, 16 September a team of Invicta staff and students headed to Sandgate to take part in the Great British Beach Clean 2018. Well Done Team! https://t.co/U6uNbITXTi

17/09/18

Year 9 getting creative in Georgaphy, learning about tectonic plates. https://t.co/oGcPazjhbB

17/09/18

Year 8 kick-starting their Monday morning with double science, investigating the unusual properties of Transition Metals and the displacement reactions of Halogens. https://t.co/NasOcpbACG

14/09/18

Now, Forest Challenge!! https://t.co/F2vqUYOW27

14/09/18

Next stop Orienteering! https://t.co/ThNsNjnmyH

14/09/18

We've had a great time open canoeing, but definitely ready for some lunch! https://t.co/vUPtSeFnen

14/09/18

First activity of the day, open canoeing! https://t.co/FPRbZl4uwM

14/09/18

We've arrived! Quick welcome then off to the activites. Lets get started! https://t.co/WVJC1lCEA3

14/09/18

Year 7 all ready for their trip to Bewl Water. Smiles all round! https://t.co/xxyfqdkJ0o

13/09/18

What a great end to the day - Year 11 Yoga https://t.co/zFO4zWFVZO

13/09/18

Year 10 Food Tech, cooking sausage rolls and making butter! Very nice! https://t.co/caSEXv3rE0

13/09/18

As part of our Broadening Horizons programme we would like to welcome Vincent Fraser, President of Nottingham University Law Society for our first lecture of the year titled 'Pathways to Law'. Photos to follow tomorrow.

13/09/18

Year 8 creating new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters in their English lesson as part of the Roald Dahl Day Celebrations. https://t.co/qjb5vrk4Ni

12/09/18

Tonight we welcome Year 11 for an evening of sharing information to support students and parents in getting ready for GCSE and A Level options.

12/09/18

Another House Competition, Year 7 Benchball. Well Done to the Winners 7C and Runners up 7T, everyone played fantastically https://t.co/YlUbHwYDRV

12/09/18

The Summer Reading and Book Face Challenge Winners are in! Well done to Adena Rowan Year 8 and Claudia Pitcher Year 8. Keep up the great reading. https://t.co/5P9O26XY22

12/09/18

Year 7 displaying their beautiful summer work this morning, in English. https://t.co/IGVk7bSEwf

11/09/18

Students have enjoyed finding out about all the different Clubs and Societies available to them. https://t.co/EMhYa7nZfi

11/09/18

Today we are launching our Clubs & Societies Fair at lunchtime for all students to view and register their interest in over 60 clubs on offer. This is an opportunity for all students to Take on a new challenge.

11/09/18

Our Young Chamber and Interact hope that you can attend the Catwalk Catastrophe Murder Myster Evening on Saturday, 6 October! For more details or to book contact k.finlay.viat.org.uk. https://t.co/8r8vLg8rKw

11/09/18

Congratulations to everyone earning their bronze and silver awards for DofE. https://t.co/vjm1f2ceNt

10/09/18

Tonight we welcome over 250 guests to celebrate the success of our students completing their Bronze and Silver DofE awards. Well done girls!

10/09/18

Year 13 Investigating Capacitors in Series and Parallel - Keep up the great work! https://t.co/Rhrj98WiI7

10/09/18

'I did not think I would be using a sewing machine in my second Textiles lesson!' Year 7's enjoying their first go on the sewing machines today. https://t.co/yJqTfk25uo

06/09/18

On 6 September, Year 11 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 11, keep up the good work!

05/09/18

The House Competitions are underway! Year 8 playing Capture the Flag in Period 5 this afternoon. https://t.co/coHOY8V3v4

05/09/18

We would like to wish all Year 6 students sitting the 11+ test tomorrow the very best of luck. Remember that all you can do is try your very best. https://t.co/aDPGXAYu29

05/09/18

On 5th September, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!”

05/09/18

Tonight we welcome our Year 12 students and parents to our Post 18+ Options Information Evening (6-8.30pm). This will include Academic Support and Career Guidance including workshops for UCAS/Oxbridge/Apprenticeships/Student Finance.

04/09/18

For our second workshop of the week we look forward to welcoming another 65 students this afternoon for our 11+ Maths Preparation Workshop.

04/09/18

Exciting News : Invicta Grammar School has been nationally recognised as a Transforming Educational Practice under SSAT's Framework for Exceptional Education. More to follow in this weeks Invicta News.

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Posted on: January 26th 2015

This week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Bett Exhibition.

Bett is the world's leading learning technology event; showcasing innovation and inspiring educational tools for the teaching profession.  Technology is without doubt, something that we have always embraced at Invicta and we will continue to do so.  I believe that we must be at the forefront of advances in technology if we are to prepare our students for the world ahead of them.  I know that it is cliché but it is true, that we can all reflect back and say how things have changed so much – even over the last decade!  Bett enabled me to see the amazing ways in which technology can impact upon so many aspects of school life – the creativity of our teaching and learning, the administration and marketing along with the day to day operations such as health and safety.  I am sure that our Year 13 students look back on how they used to communicate with one another in Year 7, and now wonder how they would exist without Twitter, Facebook, and Facetime.  Indeed, I often reflect on how things have improved for the better with the development of interactive whiteboards, i-Pads, computer controlled systems and software.  Every day, we take for granted the fact that we can now process our data at the touch of a button.  It is almost immediate and can be communicated to more than one person or organisation instantly.  So, it goes without saying, that although I do not like the costs, I see technology as an extremely important aspect of school life and future development.  It is interesting, exciting, but importantly, essential to review what is on the market and how it might further develop the quality of what we have at Invicta. At Bett, I was extremely impressed with the finger print technology for registration, library and catering services across the whole school. Equally, I could quickly see how particular software packages would support staff in giving students and parents much more detailed information on student progress.  This term, we are about to launch a new administration and data interface across the school and I am now confident that it will certainly improve the speed and quality of our communications with parents and students. One particular feature will be our updated reporting system which will be a much more visual and accessible way of viewing our students’ progress profiles.  I am really looking forward to February when this is launched.  I think that students, parents and staff will benefit from this hugely. 

Student involvement in technology is a vital aspect of our school curriculum.  I have spoken about our participation in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) related projects before, but it is pertinent to use this opportunity to congratulate some of our students.  Leah Pattison, Eoin Hunt and Astha Gurung who, working with Wilmington Grammar School, received the award for Team Identity and then went on to achieve 2nd place in Wednesday’s  Formula 1 Schools Regional Competition.  It was a fantastic achievement and they now go on to the National Finals on 12 and 13 March. The team’s ability to work with technology and develop their ideas for a racing car innovatively is a superb way to highlight our ongoing commitment to technology – both now and in the future. I am very proud of their achievement and wish them the very best of luck in March.  I am equally extremely pleased that their ability to work as a team on innovation and technology has been recognised.   The question for me now, really is ‘what should we be investing in to provide valuable technology and innovation for our students for the future?’  It is a nice dilemma to have and one that will be a priority on my agenda!  I am determined, as indeed our students were, to embrace technology and ensure that it is utilised effectively within a culture where it has become inescapable.