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27/03/20

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!’ https://t.co/wxAL4GVccL

27/03/20

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? https://t.co/yyrmq2RK5C

27/03/20

Happy Birthday Chloe! We hope you've enjoyed your - the cakes looks yummy🧁 https://t.co/XMQI5X0YuR

27/03/20

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! https://t.co/FVFrDXNj8a

27/03/20

The Plank Challenge is proving to be a little harder than first thought. Can you show us how it's done? https://t.co/sPVYXVuKpi

26/03/20

Invicta's salute in honour of all the NHS staff working hard through the Coronavirus outbreak. https://t.co/bNasmhhJVt

26/03/20

For all our theatre fans - what a great way to watch the shows you love! https://t.co/kOls6iJHQC

26/03/20

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! https://t.co/iE3Zs4FWwz

26/03/20

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 ! https://t.co/DXFeE3DPmq

26/03/20

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! https://t.co/o2Uf8tFqMF

26/03/20

We look forward to seeing all our students tonight at 8pm! https://t.co/BJACCwxZAj

25/03/20

Happy Birthday Daisy-Ellen! Glad to hear you enjoyed your https://t.co/0v8BNMwzfh

25/03/20

He’s definitely rocking the lab coat! https://t.co/9cn3z8sE95

25/03/20

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! https://t.co/e65Gw7da3S

25/03/20

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

25/03/20

'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? https://t.co/a9fvhmD60s

25/03/20

Parents keep your eyes peeled! We can't wait to see all your entries... https://t.co/oSgVr77Lc3

25/03/20

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25/03/20

Well done girls - keep up the great work and ! https://t.co/brOLYhSFn1

25/03/20

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. https://t.co/r6cJP28dyY

25/03/20

Lauren Hill in Curie 1 has created some beautiful artwork with the help of her dog Pippin! https://t.co/RfxoGEBxDV

25/03/20

The girls in 7G have all been doing their 30 minutes of physical activity - well done! Keep the pictures coming girls... https://t.co/7HM8DWbK1Q

24/03/20

Our very own Miss Gulvin having a break from to . https://t.co/OX5lvx7Ckt

24/03/20

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. https://t.co/RWdjCDyfFm

24/03/20

Great work - keep it up! https://t.co/Uvlv1HfKhY

24/03/20

Virtual School Day 2 is in full swing! Well done Maddie... https://t.co/AeYAKIjM0P

24/03/20

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! https://t.co/0QZ2LikCKf

24/03/20

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!🌎 https://t.co/2jthdC9XOl

24/03/20

Well done Amélie! We can’t wait to see how they grow - keep us updated! 🌱 https://t.co/fAQNmdxUhU

23/03/20

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

23/03/20

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? https://t.co/B9hwSQ4Ccu

23/03/20

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. https://t.co/6bPvBNylVS https://t.co/lKpulWx395

23/03/20

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! https://t.co/kQHBwSdjCG

23/03/20

Perfect for all our students! With audio books available in German, French and Spanish! https://t.co/8AVPmp3hK5

20/03/20

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. https://t.co/nG6UZUDGIs

19/03/20

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 ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

17/03/20

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. https://t.co/XUbmQL54Yk

16/03/20

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! 🐝 https://t.co/t7cTiuPiFT

Extended Learning

The Extended Learning programme at Invicta consists of a wide number of different opportunities for students as part of Extended Schools which will enable students to extend both their extra-curricular and super-curricular engagement. The extensive provision available for the whole school community has been accredited with the highest level of Advanced Status and is deemed to be an outstanding provision.

Opportunities include:

Take a New Challenge
Under the heading ‘Take on a new Challenge’ we offer an outstanding programme of Clubs and Societies that take place during the lunchtime, after school or at the weekend.  They cover an extensive range of topics and activities which meets the needs of most of our students.  The choice is considerable and range from Bee Keeping to Astronomy.  The Clubs and Societies Programme offers in excess of 60 Clubs and Societies that students can participate.  We are always keen to support new ideas for additional clubs and societies if they are requested.  

Alongside this Extra Curricular provision we now have an established range of Academic HUBS, a number of student led academic discussion groups providing Super Curricular Opportunities.  The programme for this is also promoted within the Clubs and Societies Fair at the start of the new school year.   Students wanting to join a HUB contact the relevant student scholar.  We now have an established programme of HUB conferences that are held three times a year where students present 10 minutes lectures on an academic topic of their choice followed by a Q&A.

The STEM programme for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects offers a fantastic range of activities and competitions.  STEM is also referred to as STEAM (with the addition of the Arts) ensuring that creativity is at the heart of problem solving and new ideas.  Competitions are encouraged across the school and are at a school, local, national and international level.  Competitions are an excellent way for students to extend interests and to continue to engage with subjects that they are no longer studying in a formal way.   

Lectures
This includes an established lecture programme which is primarily for Upper School students but there are a number of lectures that are open to all years and some also occasional lectures for students from Years 7 to 9.  Speakers are primarily from universities, commerce and industry. The lectures are designed to give students an experience of university style lectures and to inspire wider learning. Lectures this year have included:  'Ypres: turning a Belgian city into an outpost of the British Empire, 1919-1939’, "800 Hundred Years of Allington Castle on the Medway River (on the Site of an Anglo-Saxon Encampment 1200 years ago)”, Managing an NHS Trust, ‘Sylphs in eighteenth-century French Literature’ and Women in Greek Drama’.

Masterclasses
There are also a number of Masterclasses focused around subject clusters or related to sectors of employment. This year they have included Career opportunities in the STEM sector, 'The Surreal Mind', where creative students will take inspiration from the lives of Surrealist artists Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, as told by their granddaughter and also the ’period of the Enlightenment and its influence on Fashion.’ 

Cutural Programme
There is a cultural programme which includes trips to West End theatres and other arts organisations. Performances this year have included Saturday Night Fever, Mary Poppins and Hamilton.  Iconic films are screened regularly and there are many school focused performances across the creative sector.  Many of the public and corridor areas of the school are used as exhibition and gallery spaces.

Public Speaking and Debating:
Invicta hosts annually the Kent Schools Public Speaking competition and two cross county Kent Schools Debating competitions.  Many schools across Kent are regular participants and it has enabled us to develop partnerships with these schools to encourage and develop these vital communication skills.  We have an established Primary Speaks competition programme which encourages Year 5 pupils from a wide range of Primary Schools to compete in Public Speaking and for Invicta students to take on the roles of mentor and coach.  There are regular Invicta school Debate and Public Speaking competitions and there are many opportunities for students to compete at a national level and also to present and to develop communication skills within the wider school calendar.

University Preparation
There are opportunities for students to prepare effectively for applications to the top universities though an established Oxbridge programme of workshops, interview preparation and discussion groups and visits to Oxford and Cambridge.  There are growing links with Harvard and Yale universities in the USA.  Invicta has hosted information evenings on behalf of both universities which have been open to students across the region.

For younger students there is the Inspire programme which involves discussion and debate on super curricular topics and academic focused visits to encourage students to begin preparation for aiming high and to broaden horizons.  The Academic Subject Hub discussion groups led by students are popular with Inspire and Oxbridge students.  All of these programmes are open to all students.

EPQ and the Project Qualifications
There is also a wide range of extended qualifications that the students can take including The Project qualification at levels 1 & 2 and also the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) taken in the Sixth Form.  Invicta is a certified centre for the Art Award Qualification through the Arts Council and students are encouraged to take on these national recognized qualifications at Bronze, Silver or Gold Levels. 

Invicta is also a registered centre for the Arkwright Scholarships in Engineering, one of the most prestigious scholarships open to students in Year 11.  

Another National qualification available is the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award’.  This is extremely popular at all three levels of Bronze, Silver and Gold.  (Please see section on the website)

Invicta is also a centre for the LAMDA qualification in Public speaking.