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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 19th 2015

It seems to me that we are living in a world where we are constantly in need of making important decisions.

Just this week, I have had students, teachers and parents talk to me about decisions related to options, trips, choice of school and university, budgets and friendship – such diverse, but very important aspects of our day to day life.  I know that for me, the decisions I make every day are crucial to the welfare of my students and staff, as well as my own family and most importantly my children.  These decisions have to be well thought out, justified and pursued with vigour and commitment.   

We are regularly reminded that we are all about to embark on the decision making process linked to the General Election in April.  I am sure that we have all differing views on this and, as always, we will need to do our ‘homework’ in order to make the right decisions.  We will, I am sure, be bombarded with campaigns that prey on our emotions as well as providing us with facts and figures.  In balancing the two, we have to be careful, thoughtful and objective. 

So, what I am effectively promoting is the need to research around the decisions we make!  I would not want any of my students at Invicta to make decisions without research and great thought.  The knowledge that your decision is based on accurate, up to date and valued information is undoubtedly critical in justifying the decision.  There have been, on occasions, situations where I have witnessed decisions that have been made purely based on emotional response with no research and this is quite clearly not the way forward.  I believe in acting on ‘gut instinct’ but would never advocate decision making based solely on this.   To help prepare us for the decisions we make, it is essential we promote the need to ‘think’.  This week, we have Year 9 and 10 students making decisions in their mock examinations on how best to ‘showcase’ their subject knowledge and skills. Our Year 8’s are researching their career and option choices for GCSE subjects and our parents and students will be learning about Dyslexia in an information evening. I will be visiting BETT, the world's leading learning technology event which brings innovation and inspiration to the education sector – something that Invicta is proud to be at the forefront of!  It is experiences such as these which play a significant role in shaping the opinions we have, and how well informed our decisions are.   Only time will tell whether or not the decisions we have made will be ones that we are pleased with; reflecting the time taken in making them.  However, it is clear that experiences, knowledge and research are a vital first step.