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05/06/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

It's 🌎 A great day to meet our brilliant friend Sue Venir! Sue is cool. Sue recycles. 👊 Travel the planet with her and learn all about the natural world 🌿 and how to live sustainably ♻️ . 👉 https://t.co/pMtAhetvG1 https://t.co/xovTOS8oUW

04/06/20

Retweeted From NSPCC

We are SO excited to announce that we'll be hosting a virtual version of our Speak out Stay safe school assembly alongside some VERY special guests. Drumroll please... 🥁 AND MP! Tune in at 9.30am Friday 5 June: https://t.co/A4X2HFEb3h https://t.co/cbrhwNcdPC

03/06/20

Well done Caia - this is amazing! 😀 https://t.co/0AJpM5XJN9

03/06/20

Introducing future rap superstar Inaya! This is fantastic- well done!🤩 https://t.co/8X4GTtafcz

03/06/20

It was lovely to welcome back Yr R, 1, 6 and the children of key workers this morning. Lots of smiley, happy faces. You all seem to have grown! https://t.co/dbaObNFH1O

03/06/20

Lovely art work from Halle-Dee. A beautiful painting by numbers Coral reef. Well done! https://t.co/KlhhSg31pD

01/06/20

*School Closure Tuesday 2 June* Unfortunately the problem with our boiler is ongoing and school will remain closed tomorrow. Please see our website for more details. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. https://t.co/Eh8ivMPHRN

31/05/20

School Closure - Monday 1st June (Classes R, 1 and 6). Please see the announcement on our website https://t.co/dvjSNZV4ux Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

27/05/20

There have been some amazing entries for the VIAT Transition Project! You can see all the submissions so far, from the pupils joining VIAT's secondary schools in September & find some inspiration to create your own, on the dedicated website. Details here: https://t.co/QPtehnO7hr https://t.co/TDBrx8Sa2d

22/05/20

Fingers crossed for continued good weather next week. There is no specific Home Learning set for half term, so please do have a look at the many links and activities in our Additional Links and Resources section on our website https://t.co/XOslQKizMb 😎☀️ https://t.co/EioH90lls4

22/05/20

Matilda chose to do her art project on people who inspire her. She chose Mrs Munn and Mrs Mills. Well done Matilda! 😀 https://t.co/vkTIhyXeiD

22/05/20

A great day for Aston who also got 10/10 on his spellings! 😀 https://t.co/PEIeC1aj6R

22/05/20

Well done to Chase and Shelby for getting 10/10 on their spellings today! 🥳 https://t.co/zCp105eqzU

22/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Friday is CHALLENGE DAY on Bitesize Daily! 👊 We've partnered with to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. 🤔 Each one gets a bit more difficult, let us know how many you and your family can do! 👉 https://t.co/4hY4bBQzi7 https://t.co/9F37y7jw2l

21/05/20

George has created his own planet 🌎. Great work! https://t.co/tg4AbjUW0g

21/05/20

A wonderful water cycle project. Well done Inaya! 😀 https://t.co/8kh8jaLEHR

21/05/20

Sophia's art project - her dream is to be a ballet teacher & her inspiration is her ballet teacher, Miss Beverley. When she's older she wants to perform on stage. She has made a stage with both herself and Miss Beverley teaching her with a dream of one day doing this herself. 😊 https://t.co/OZi07VGM83

20/05/20

Thank you to all our staff. You are ALL amazing! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 https://t.co/NQrI8sHKLH

20/05/20

Taylor's colour chart 🎨🖌️🌈😀 https://t.co/eSzaQdyNlj

20/05/20

After a lot of planning, watching the general lockdown inspiration videos, James has produced a fantastic lockdown story about a SuperCat. Miss Carlow is also very happy with the descriptive writing James has used in this story. Well done James! https://t.co/mEaVYPOelT

19/05/20

A fantastic lunar creation by Taylan! Well done 😀 https://t.co/PPYZuTg5QZ

19/05/20

Emilie has written her own 'Lockdown' acrostic poem for the Generation Lockdown writing competition. Well done for your super work Emilie! https://t.co/5liJUcIBzx https://t.co/YmRMkB9S8s

18/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

This week is and the theme this year is 👫💛 Now more than ever, being kind to our friends, family, community, and ourselves is incredibly important. Need inspiration? Look no further! 👉https://t.co/ptFJjq7669 https://t.co/n0K84OXvnU

18/05/20

Retweeted From VIPS@Kingshill

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health & are not sure what extra help is needed you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help you explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response https://t.co/Oeqpoe7hbP

15/05/20

Taylor has been busy learning all about the Egyptians. Here is his history presentation with a homemade cake with biscuits pyramid😀 https://t.co/pwCyeHvgqG

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/S4BXttSIMV Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/DQNteWK6d8

14/05/20

Well done to Blake who has been working hard on his 3d water cycle 😀 https://t.co/QiKHjMvTxW

14/05/20

After the huge success of our Stay Creative competition, we're launching another! This time, there's a STEAM focus so we'd like to see work around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. All VIAT students can take part! Full details here: https://t.co/wVVRS31Sgy https://t.co/JN5TlCDTfF

14/05/20

Emilie is thoroughly enjoying learning about Egypt, she designed her own Egyptian Goddess.😀 https://t.co/SS0xImCBhc

13/05/20

Another fantastic astronaut poster - well done Emily 👩‍🚀🚀 https://t.co/btIVd61hGz

13/05/20

Well done to Chase and Shelby have been working hard on their astronaut challenge 🚀 https://t.co/zIuScQtAg7

13/05/20

Well done George. Some more excellent work! 😀 https://t.co/3tzy63jq6Q

13/05/20

Wow! Taylan this work is 'out of this world'!! 😀🚀 https://t.co/mE7rwafEM1

13/05/20

Another excellent result for Phoebe. Keep up the great work! https://t.co/3RghglPyPH

13/05/20

Wonderful work from Rohan. He has worked hard to draw a picture of an astronaut and has really enjoyed creating this picture of darkness. We love seeing all your pictures. Please do keep sending them in to us. 😀#HomeLearningUK https://t.co/Ccv5VHimLR

12/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Today is 's 200th birthday! 🎉 Learn all about the inspirational social reformer, statistician and pioneer of modern nursing! https://t.co/WC3G5aMCQg

12/05/20

Retweeted From Tate Kids

While Tate galleries may be closed, https://t.co/b2euLZInTB is always open, full of art activities, games, quizzes and other art fun for the whole family! ⭐🎨🖼️🎞️💗‍ https://t.co/uQInZSRlYI

11/05/20

Lovely work from Aston. His ideas of what an astronaut is and what they do 😀 https://t.co/wTECDzPwBU

11/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

There’s one thing you can do every day to boost your vocab, keep your 🧠 active AND relax and unwind… READING 📚 This week’s very special Big Read for 11 to 12's is ’No Ballet Shoes in Syria’ by Catherine Bruton, read by 🌈 Catch it here 👉 https://t.co/NEGlvrwqbl https://t.co/TutOjN3KTz

Safeguarding

Safeguarding – Keeping children safe in education

We place the highest importance on the safeguarding of all members of our school community. This covers the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone.

Our School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Nicola Craig, Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead: Mrs Gemma Robinson, Deputy Headteacher

The School has adopted the definition of the term ‘Safeguarding’ used in the Children Act 2004.

In summary this is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

The School’s safeguarding arrangements cover all aspects of life at School, in particular addressing these issues:

  • health and safety;
  • bullying;
  • other harassment and discrimination, including racism;
  • physical intervention;
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions;
  • behaviour
  • off-site visits;
  •  intimate care;
  •  internet and E-safety;
  •  physical security of the School site;
  •  recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the school site.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Working Together to Safeguard Children
Safeguarding Policy

 

Prevent Duty

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.  This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

Prevent Strategy

 

FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”). It is a form of child abuse and violence against women. FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons.

Section 5B of the 2003 Act 1 introduces a mandatory reporting duty which requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report ‘known’ cases of FGM in under 18s which they identify in the course of their professional work to the police.

FGM Information

 

Honour Based Violence

Honour based abuse does not have a basis in religion. It is related to culture, beliefs, customs and an expectation that people should behave in a certain way.

Not doing so can be seen as bringing ‘shame’ or ‘dishonour’ on individuals, a family or a community.

But there’s no honour in inflicting pain or hurt on anyone and no excuse for abuse or violence.
Acts carried out in the name of honour such as violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation are illegal in the UK and carry substantial prison sentences.

Domestic Abuse Protocol

 

NSPCC Information

Help for Adults Concerned about a Child
Help for Children and Young People
Parent Information - Home Alone Children
Parent Information - Out Alone Children