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13/11/18

Everyone has it in them to be creative! Jo Loves candle workshop. https://t.co/rVTPHHYyuV

13/11/18

Well done to our Senior Maths Team for competing in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge Regional Finals today at Holcombe Grammar! https://t.co/9okLwcPwHx

13/11/18

"No such thing as a free lunch" - Year 12 and 13 students completing hands on programming tasks to earn their lunch great day learning outside the classroom. https://t.co/oBbo2I8lFu

13/11/18

Looking forward to welcoming you all to our event https://t.co/KYIRa6DS8A

12/11/18

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

We held a wonderful Remembrance service today, led by Father Matthew Buchan who was in Afghanistan during the Iraq war. After the service, all the children, along with some parents, created remembrance artwork in their classrooms. https://t.co/J6D2DmPSFT

12/11/18

Year 13 have been learning about the importance of resilience and positivity in business from the UK's leading entrepreneur Jo Malone. https://t.co/i8ZZEVR1pM

12/11/18

Friends of Invicta Grammar School (FIGS), AGM 15 November 7.30pm at Invicta Grammar School. All parents welcome. Please follow the signs from reception.

12/11/18

Don’t forget we have the bookstall with a selection of quality fiction at our Year 8 consultation event tonight. All books sold raise funds for the library! Cash or cheques only

12/11/18

Year 10 have been testing out the different types of production; batch, flow and job by making paper cars! https://t.co/GCfJIpeBn5

12/11/18

Orbis provided A Level computer science students with a wonderful day including hands-on programming, consideration of Cloud services and a brief introduction to the world of Economics! Thanks to and https://t.co/u7SatOTt3X

09/11/18

Year 11 completing their compulsory practical session for the identification of ions! https://t.co/cNS6n4ZY7X

09/11/18

7T dissecting chicken wings to identify the bicep, tricep, radius, ulna, humerus and the tendons that hold the muscles to the bones! Why not get your daughter to show you at home! https://t.co/yocD1qtyee

09/11/18

Remembering those who gave their lives in 'The Line of Duty' with Poppy Cards, 2 minutes silence, a cake sale and an Armed Forces Non Uniform Day. https://t.co/DTLDFnfirl

09/11/18

Year 10 have been testing Newton's third law of motion today! The balloon exerts a force on the air and the air exerts an equal but opposite force on the balloon! The balloon then accelerates! https://t.co/aHzwkLYcJB

09/11/18

Great to see our Year 2’s working hard as usual! https://t.co/YOjOAHDauc

09/11/18

Big thank you to Lizzie from Maidstone Hockey Club for teaching us all something new at hockey club last night, everyone enjoyed it very much. We can't wait for next week! https://t.co/BKRoFQDyzH

08/11/18

Don't forget non-uniform day tomorrow - Friday, 9 November. We are looking forward to seeing your armed forces themed wear! £1 on the door for our RAG charities https://t.co/2YPTd33xHz

08/11/18

The World Challenge girls had a good POP session yesterday, doing some fitness to get them expedition ready! https://t.co/7rJRmAuMCE

08/11/18

Well done Jessika. Keep it up!

07/11/18

We have our first cross-stitch masterpiece completed in POP this afternoon! The rest of the group are working hard to complete their own masterpieces. https://t.co/0v8qnt9cEm

07/11/18

We received a phone call from a passenger travelling on the No 6 bus. She wanted to praise our students for ‘their exemplary behaviour, the bus was very busy and many students stood up to offer the elderly their seats'. Well done to any girls that travel on the No 6 bus!

07/11/18

7G have been using microscopes in science this morning to look at onion cells and cheek cells. They loved it! https://t.co/tdVJ1WRqEH

07/11/18

Year 7 have been conducting their very own science experiment in food technology this morning to see the science behind cupcake making! They worked in groups of four and missed out an ingredient each and then recored their results. https://t.co/2CdqtYrqzM

06/11/18

Year 10 are making chocolate orange mousse this afternoon in their GCSE food technology lesson. https://t.co/5Sb44YrxGN

05/11/18

Year 12 are studying Carol Ann Duffy's latest poem 'The Wound in Time' in their English lesson this afternoon as part of the WW1 centenary. https://t.co/UHl3NMozud

05/11/18

35 of our students have been shortlisted, from 550 entries, in the Armistice 100 Schools Poetry Prize competition. These students poems will be in a book published by Carol Ann Duffy and will attend an awards ceremony later this month. Well done girls, we are very proud!

02/11/18

The preparations for the World War 1 centenary are well underway - with our POPpies display nearly finished. And the crocheted POPpies handmade by students also now on sale! https://t.co/4FQNZmFPSi

02/11/18

Please contact the school office to speak to Mrs Finlay or Mrs Rush if you would like to join us. https://t.co/aQ48mWG1Aw

01/11/18

Thank you Miss Parry for our books, it was nice to see you and great fun giving you a tour of our new school! - Evie and Harriet https://t.co/NMzRDJVCTP

01/11/18

Year 8 are hard at work making iPhone and iPad stands in their DT lesson. https://t.co/VjR0LDVj43

01/11/18

Yesterday afternoon the gymnastics POP group had a great session at Pegasus Gym Club testing out their skills on the bars, beam and rings. https://t.co/RWhX6Uo4FA

31/10/18

The CSI Invicta Team have been extracting DNA from strawberries this afternoon. https://t.co/R8mLF7PupP

31/10/18

Young Chamber's Spooktacular Bake Sale with toffee apples, halloween cookies and cakes has sold out! What a scary break time treat.👻 https://t.co/AY9ZQQMWsr

31/10/18

A huge congratulations to Eleanor in 9T, who performed at the Mercure Hotel for The Young Lives Foundation in October. We have received a letter commending her exceptional harp playing. Well done, we are very proud.

30/10/18

Year 7 have been busy in History preparing for their mock election, deciding who should be King in 1066. Today they presented their campaigns with flyers, posters, badges and flags. The deciding vote was for Harald Hadrada to be crowned! https://t.co/yfgOG6Risj

30/10/18

In Year 13's Chemistry lesson this morning the students have been making buffer solution and testing their PH using probes. https://t.co/sjWZd9oSe0

29/10/18

Wishing every success and Good Luck to all our Year 11 students sitting their GCSE Mocks this week.

29/10/18

How much do you know about Shakespeare? This morning, our Year 7's have been challenged to a Shakespeare Quiz in their English lesson! https://t.co/W46N4MFyHq

26/10/18

Don't forget dance auditions for the school production on Tuesday 30 October, shortly followed by the cast list. Good luck everyone! https://t.co/HyzuBMIYDb

Pupil Premium

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Invicta Grammar School Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a government grant that is given to schools to help them support those children that are the most disadvantaged, with a focus on raising attainment.  

In the 2017-18 financial year, all schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

•    £935 for secondary-aged pupils

Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who:

•    has been looked after for 1 day or more
•    has been adopted from care
•    has left care under:

  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order
  • a child arrangement order

In addition to this funding, schools are also allocated funding to support the children whose parents are Service Men or Women.

Allocation

Invicta Grammar School uses its Pupil Premium funding to help pay for a range of opportunities including support that is available for students as and when they might need it.  This includes recommended and requested support.

Students at Invicta Grammar School are encouraged to participate in a range of educational opportunities and activities to complement their academic work.  This includes participation in the school’s Broadening Horizons programme and activities such as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, peripatetic music lessons, support with travel, educational school trips including language exchanges.  Support is also given with the purchase of specialist equipment and uniform.  

The school writes to the parents of eligible students at the beginning of the school year to clarify in which areas support can be offered and to provide information about the process which is simplified to encourage requests.  

In 2016-2017, (September 2016 – August 2017) Invicta Grammar School was allocated £79,889  
 

Details of the spending for 2016-17 were:

1.    Learning Mentor  £23,806
2.    Inclusion Teachers   £23,684
3.    Psychologist £14,700
4.    School Counsellor  £  5,110
5.    Trips and Opportunities £  2,592
6.    Homework Club   £  2,738
7.    Breakfast Club £  3,073
8.    Music Lessons £  1,324
9.    Learning Resources £  1,621
10.  Student Transport £     726
11.   Technology Costs £     515
Total:  £79,889

The allocation for Invicta Grammar School for the current academic year – September 2017 – March 2018 is £49,362.  The remaining allocation of funds will be made in the new financial year in April 2018.
 

Current planned costs are:

1.    7/12 of a Learning Mentor   £14,256
2.    Psychologist  £14,400
3.    Inclusion Teacher £  8,296
4.    School Counsellor  £  3,792
5.    Supervision of before school ‘Breakfast Club’ £  2,048
6.    Supervision of after school ‘Homework Club’    £  1,825
7.    Trips and Opportunities    £  2,500
8.    Learning Resources £  2,245
Total   £49,362


The Impact of 2016-17 PPG

The PPG students at Invicta Grammar School make similar progress to that of their peers.  Data from the Department of Education (DfE) supports this.

The data for 2016-17 includes 9 students at GCSE level (approximately 9% of the cohort).and 7 students at A level (approximately 4% of the cohort) classified as eligible for Pupil Premium.

• 100% disadvantaged students achieved a strong pass at all GCSE subjects including English and Mathematics in Summer 2017. All these students achieved the English Baccalaureate qualification.

• The students entitled to Pupil Premium achieved an Attainment 8 score of 63.78 which compares well to the average Attainment 8 score of 68.44 gained by their peers.  Invicta students are achieving well above the national average in both attainment and progress.

• The Progress 8 score of this group is well above national average at +0.29, meaning that our PPG students achieved nearly a third of a grade higher than their peers of similar ability across the subjects that they studied.

The disadvantaged students in Year 13 attained an average point score of 35.58, very slightly lower than the 37.58 score that their peers achieved. Disadvantaged students achieved the same average grades of B- as the rest of the year group did.

The progress measures for KS4 and KS5 indicate that the PPG students are overall achieving better grades than their prior attainment at KS2 and KS4 suggests.  This is because the students are set aspirational targets and are taught lessons that are engaging and challenging.  When a student is shown to be off track, highly effective intervention strategies are put in place to ensure that the student achieves the grade she/he is capable of.

In September 2012, Ofsted acknowledged that the opportunities available to the ‘students at Invicta Grammar School are Outstanding and that the PPG is used effectively to ensure that students from potentially disadvantaged backgrounds have the same opportunity and make equally outstanding progress as other groups of students’.