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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.

03/09/18

We are looking forward to welcoming approx. 70 enthusiastic primary school students this afternoon for our 11+ English Preparation Workshop. We shall see you all soon

03/09/18

First Day Smiles for Year 7 - we hope you have had an amazing day! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! https://t.co/krQe8WNbEp

23/08/18

Students at Invicta Grammar School achieved not only an outstanding set of A Level results but also gained a superb set of GCSE results with 65% of all grades are 7 to 9 or A*/A grades; a superb achievement despite the high volatility of the reformed GCSE this year. https://t.co/NiKPmmNODG

22/08/18

Thank you!

16/08/18

Invicta is thrilled for their students’ future once again, as Year 13 students achieved superb results with 73% of all grades being A*, A or B grades this year. Out of 156 Year 13 students, nearly 200 A* and A grades were achieved, with 100% A* - E grades and 10.5% A* grades. https://t.co/j00UvJUZzT

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

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At Invicta Grammar School, we recognise that the development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve their full potential. As such, the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) enrichment of our students is at the heart of the school’s ethos.

Aims of SMSC

We aim to provide an education that provides students with:

Spiritual development of students shown by their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise
  • respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences.

Moral development of students shown by their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • an understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

Social development of students shown by their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and social-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Cultural developmentof pupils shown by their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of, and showing respect for, different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Delivery of SMSC

SMSC is  embedded throughout all aspects of Invicta life. It is delivered through:

  • The everyday teaching and learning in all subjects
  • Key curriculum content in subjects such as Religious Studies, History, Classical Civilisation. English, Modern Foreign Languages.
  • Theme for the Week
  • Assemblies
  • PSHEE
  • Form time activities – morning screen
  • Enrichment programme
  • Broadening Horizons – cultural opportunities
  • Charity
  • Internationalism
  • Holism Programme
  • Global Learning
  • Enterprise
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Leadership opportunities


Assemblies and Form Time Morning Screens at Invicta Grammar School

At Invicta there is a designated theme for each week.  These themes reflect the core values and the Habits for Success that Invicta Grammar School is committed to.  The themes are also designed to link with:

  • Religious/Cultural Festivals i.e. Rosh Hashanah, Ramadan, Easter, Diwali, Nanakshahi, Wesak, Sukkot, Epiphany, Holi, Eid-al-adha
  • Awareness Days/Events i.e. International Volunteer Day, Global Family Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, Remembrance Day, International Women’s Day, World Religion Day, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, Commonwealth Day… i.e.
  • Historical Events/ Anniversaries i.e. Battle of Hastings 1066, Dylan Thomas birth 1914, Robert Louis Stevenson born 1850, Terry Waite released from captivity in Beirut 1991, Darwin published The Origin of Species 1859, Britain’s first policewoman 1914, London underground opens 1863, Big Ben first ticked 1859, Death of Hadrian (Roman Emperor) 138, Mary Rose sank (1545)
  • Awareness Months i.e. National Black History month (October), African/America History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), Great Outdoors Month (June)


The Purpose of Assemblies:

  • Reinforce an ethos of excellence
  • Promote high standards, expectations and aspirations
  • Develop a sense of spirituality among the students
  • Provide an opportunity to ‘reflect’ / collective worship
  • Raise moral and ethical questions
  • Encourage social awareness
  • Develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) enrichment
  • Strengthen aesthetic awareness
  • Reinforce the core values of the school
  • Create a greater sense of community through shared experience
  • Offer stimulating, thought-provoking and sometimes humorous issues
  • Maintain good communications among staff and students
  • Celebrate students work and other achievements

All assemblies and morning screens include an opportunity for ‘reflection’. This is a valuable opportunity for students to:

  • be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise
  • develop respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • reflect on and learn from their experiences


Modern British Values at Invicta Grammar School

At Invicta Grammar we promote and support modern British values while at the same time we prepare students to be responsible and active citizens in a multicultural and diverse society.  We acknowledge, celebrate and inform students about Britain’s history, culture and heritage in a whole variety of ways.   We are particularly pleased with the events associated with our school wide commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War. This project includes various cross-curricular events, assemblies and opportunities. 

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