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Personal Development

All individuals will flourish and fulfil their potential they will be equipped and willing to succeed in a modern, global society while having respect for themselves, others and the environment.

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At Invicta, students develop the attributes of well-rounded individuals who are independent, resilient, responsible and engaged in a range of interests. We aim to encourage our students’ curiosity and love of learning, along with the invaluable skills of teamwork, perseverance and confidence. Equally, tolerance, respect, integrity and dignity will be fostered throughout.

To enable such development to take place, we have an extensive Personal Development Programme which instils in all students the character traits outlined in our Character Compass. Our carefully crafted Personal Development Programme promotes spiritual, moral, cultural, emotional and physical development; teaches and promotes the British Fundamental values; prepares students not only for the next stage of their education and training but also for their lives as active citizens and for success in the world of work, developing employability skills and work-ready behaviours.

As a school, we are fully committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our students. As part of this, we teach and encourage students to respect the Fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

We recognise that SMSC, including FBV, is a crucial aspect of education as it helps young people develop a strong sense of self and an awareness of their place in society.

At Invicta we:

A - Develop Active Citizens

S - Ensure Safety and Wellbeing

P - Enable Positive Relationships, Lifestyle and Health

E - Promote Equity, Inclusivity and Diversity

C - Develop Students' Character

T - Provide for Effective Transition, Careers and Employability
 

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And, we achieve this through a wealth of initiatives, opportunities and programmes:

  • Academic Curriculum 

  • Extended Learning

  • Transition

  • Charity and Community

  • Inclusion/Wellbeing

  • Character Education

  • Aspirations and Ambition

  • POP

  • Internationalism/Global Awareness

  • Social Enterprise

  • Extra/Super Curricular 

  • RSHE

  • PSHE


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Every single student has a host of opportunities to ensure that they flourish and develop the character and skills for their lives as active citizens and for success in the world of work, developing employability skills and work-ready behaviours.
 

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A snapshot of our students’ Personal Development Opportunities can be seen below

Personal Development Journey - Year 7

Get involved in Welcome Month

Including Headteachers' Tea, Leadership Drinks and Teambuilding

 

In-school Planetarium/Astronomy Show

The Astronomy Road Show comes to Invicta

 

Join a Club or Society

Ranging from Lower School Choir to Football to Drama Club!

 

Take part in the Carol Service

Held each year at the All Saints Church, Maidstone

 

Audition and perform in the School Production

Past productions include Look in the Glass, Alice! and The Little Mermaid

Personal Development Journey - Year 8

Guide at Open Evening

Lead guests on tours around the school

 

FIGS Autumn Fair

Take part/attend the FIGS Autumn Fair

 

RAG Events

Take part in the RAG Dance Show or get involved in the RAG Days over Christmas

 

STEM Orlando Trip

Take part in as many school trips as possible

 

Invicta Diploma Celebration

Reflect on the last two years and the work you have put in for the Invicta Diploma

Personal Development Journey - Year 9

Clubs And Societies Fair

Join a new club or society to broaden your horizons

 

Geography Iceland Trip

Explore the land of Fire and Ice to enrich your learning 

 

RAG Events

Take part in the RAG Dance Show or get involved in the RAG Days over Christmas

 

Autumn Concert

Take part in the Autumn Concert, in the Choir, Orchestra or an Ensemble 

 

Bletchly Park Visit

Explore the estate where Allied Forces became code breakers to help end WWII

Personal Development Journey - Year 10

Sport Challenges

Set yourself new challenges that improve your sport or participate in a sports fixture

 

Exchange Trips

Go on an adventure to a new school in a new country or host an exchange student

 

RAG Events

Take part in the RAG Dance Show or get involved in the RAG Days over Christmas

 

Autumn Concert

Take part in the Autumn Concert, in the Choir, Orchestra or an Ensemble 

 

Gatwick Trip

Visit Gatwick Airport to explore the different engineering sectors there 

Personal Development Journey - Year 11

Careers Opportunities

Take part in the Careers Fair and go on trips to explore your options


Take Part in a Debating Competition

Develop your speaking and reasoning skills with a debating event

 

Exchange Trips

Go on an adventure to a new school in a new country or host an exchange student

 

RAG Events

Take part in the RAG Dance Show or get involved in the RAG Days over Christmas

 

Autumn Concert

Take part in the Autumn Concert, in the Choir, Orchestra or an Ensemble 

 

Year 11 Prom

Plan and attend the Year 11 Prom to celebrate the end of your GCSE's

Personal Development Journey - Year 12

Teambuilding Day

Solve challenges and work with your new peers to build new friendships 


Join a Music Group

Join the Choir, Orchestra or start your own band!

 

Take Part in a Debating Competition

Develop your speaking and debating skills by taking part in a Debating Event

 

RAG Events

Volunteer for the RAG Community Day, take part in the RAG Dress Up Days or attend/perform in the RAG Dance Show

 

Apply for a Prefect Role

Attend the Leadership Fair for Subject Prefect roles or apply for the Senior Prefect Team

 

University Planning

Visit a university on their Open Day, the UCAS Day or attend a lecture

Personal Development Journey - Year 13

Support the Lower Years

Lead an assembly, mentor younger students and set an example for the lower years


Join a Music Group

Join the Choir, Orchestra or start your own band!

 

RAG Events

Organise and perform in the RAG Dance Show, take part in a RAG Lunchtime Event, or dress up for a RAG Day 

 

California Social Science Trip

Visit Los Angeles and San Fransisco to support your A-Level in a Social Science

 

Charity

Carry out Charity Work in the local community or become a volunteer


Year 13 Prom

Celebrate your time at Invicta with friends at the Year 13 Prom

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21/02/24

World Book Day is just over 2 weeks away now!What are some of your favourite books that you've read so far this year, who are your favourite authors... We'd love to hear your thoughts on reading, books and literature!#WorldBookDay pic.twitter.com/tZnX6Fd8WS

19/02/24

Last term, our Year 9 photographers explored aperture, depth of field and composition in their work to create these stunning photographs of miniature cars, inspired by the works of Kim Leuenberger! pic.twitter.com/jYOG8pXoS1

06/02/24

We currently have several vacancies available including a Teacher of MFL Spanish, a Receptionist and a Careers Advisor.If you are looking to join a friendly and encouraging team, please submit an application using the link below!https://t.co/Wp92LBuZXj pic.twitter.com/mLyLvveSza

30/01/24

Last week marked the Primary Literacy Challenge! Thanks to all the teams who attended, we hope you had a great time! See you at our Primary STEM challenge next term! Congratulations to for winning! 🏆🎉 pic.twitter.com/ILU5YmABv1

30/01/24

A reminder to students and parents that next Monday, 5 February is a non-uniform day and students are encouraged to wear something blue or nature-themed if they have items in their wardrobe to support and raise awareness for The Marine Conservation Society 💙 pic.twitter.com/bNElZCXC2h

29/01/24

Today our little Shaun The Sheep was seen greeting students whilst proudly wearing the team colours! Congratulations to the team for playing an absolutely phenomenal match!🏆 pic.twitter.com/7rUrFd2EBx

25/01/24

🥘🔪🍅Just over a week to go before entries close for Young Cooks 2024. 🍅🔪🥘 Don't miss the opportunity to enter, and be part of an amazing educational and inspirational cooking experience! ENTER NOW! https://t.co/8990CZdWr5#YoungCooks pic.twitter.com/reZwRtXJia

23/01/24

🥘🔪🍅Just over a week to go before entries close for Young Cooks 2024. 🍅🔪🥘 Don't miss the opportunity to enter, and be part of an amazing educational and inspirational cooking experience! ENTER NOW! https://t.co/8990CZdWr5#YoungCooks pic.twitter.com/reZwRtXJia

18/01/24

The Year 6 Dance Workshop booking are closing tomorrow! So make sure you book your space!Students will have the opportunity to work in teams as they create a short dance routine, exploring the world of Alice In Wonderland through movement!https://t.co/DJyRN2jRDA pic.twitter.com/5X3M0vBuAB

15/01/24

Our Year 6 Dance Workshop is NOW live on our Eventbrite page!Come join us as we explore the world of 'Alice in Wonderland' through movementTo book your space head to the link below - please note spaces are limitedhttps://t.co/xmRo0FXeOr pic.twitter.com/mR0r60j5j1

03/01/24

We have several Teaching Vacancies currently available for subjects including English, Science, Business & Economics and Mathematics.If you are looking for a new opportunity and would like to join our team, please have a look at our vacancies below:https://t.co/Wp92LBuZXj pic.twitter.com/13osAiN2jE

11/12/23

Last week, Invicta's Chamber Choir and the and Invicta Concert Choir performed several carols for the Carol Concert last Wednesday🌟Thank you to all who came along and enjoyed the performance, and thank you to the students who sang so beautifully🎶 pic.twitter.com/1byTbatAGV

11/12/23

We were lucky enough to have students from help us with our ‘Christmas Care Package Campaign’🎅🏼❤️Thank you!https://t.co/Kz2cMV2T3i#wishes pic.twitter.com/4PxeAgNCXa

10/12/23

We were lucky enough to have students from help us with our ‘Christmas Care Package Campaign’🎅🏼❤️Thank you!https://t.co/Kz2cMV2T3i#wishes pic.twitter.com/4PxeAgNCXa

07/12/23

Today kicked off our annual RAG week with Sleepyhead Day! Years 8, 11, 12 & 13 participated and dressed in their cosiest, comfiest pj's😴This year, our RAG week charities are: (of Maidstone & Weald) pic.twitter.com/GlLrXpFs21

07/12/23

Thank you for coming along, and congratulations!👏 https://t.co/UVHVjiIr6C

06/12/23

Invicta recently held its Sixth Form Open Evening, welcoming current and prospective students to tour our A Level facilities and explore the options available here!Thank you to all who attended and thank you to all the staff and Sixth Form students who helped out on the night!🌟 pic.twitter.com/B779GfLEyk

04/12/23

Last Friday our Reception was transformed for the festive season! The Christmas Tree was decorated and we were joined by some elves for the occasion. Even our little friend Shaun the Sheep joined in the fun and helped us decorate the tree!🎄 pic.twitter.com/xCcRzaV1H3

01/12/23

We're looking forward to playing next Tuesday!🌟⚽️ https://t.co/UfaFKjPQ4P

30/11/23

A reminder to all students that your last chance to book your Christmas Lunch is tomorrow! The cost is £3 and parents will need to pay via MyEvolve pic.twitter.com/M5a6DnDbLP

22/11/23

During half term, 38 students from Years 9-13 went on an exciting week-long STEM trip to Orlando in which they explored the Kennedy Space Centre, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure!! pic.twitter.com/Cbsxj6pOG3

20/11/23

Over the Autumn half-term, Invicta students travelled to the West Coast of America for a social sciences trip in which they explored California including Los Angeles and San Francisco🌇🌉 pic.twitter.com/d2ewV5OPHf

17/11/23

Last Sunday, Kimaya in 10N and Ameesha in 8V took part in the Remembrance Parade as Cadets. The event began with a march in Maidstone, followed by laying Poppy Wreaths at memorials and holding a two-minute silence to honour those who lost their lives fighting💚 pic.twitter.com/SsCcxD6844