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18/10/19

We are looking to hear from anyone who might be interested in running our breakfast and after school club from January. Please email us on office.viat.org.uk to register your interest.

17/10/19

Thank you to everyone who attended our open morning for Reception class 2020. It was lovely to see so many new faces in our school. Next open morning: 21 November at 9.15am. Please call the office to book your place!

16/10/19

Some of our amazing pupils have helped create a brand new welcome video for Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase. You can watch it here - https://t.co/KoHRIAeati

11/10/19

Thank you to everyone who came to our harvest festival. The children were fantastic! https://t.co/kRO3bwvdeS

11/10/19

Thank you to everyone who has donated food for our harvest festival. We will be donating to the one of our local charities. https://t.co/Of4bbUbCEm

10/10/19

We are so pleased with our new hall installations. Thank you to for a great job! https://t.co/hhm4oH3EWm

04/10/19

Our first group from Panda class had a lovely morning meeting new friends at Lavenders Care Home. https://t.co/BgrH7GFFIK

04/10/19

Feeling proud! https://t.co/b5RjLLS79y

03/10/19

Well done to Year 6 for a fantastic fair trade assembly. Thank you to all the parents who attended. https://t.co/LjLUMntINR

30/09/19

On Friday, we held our Macmillan Coffee morning /grandparents afternoon. We managed to raise an amazing £326.45! Thank you to everyone who attended! https://t.co/jkICpcfOC1

30/09/19

Miss Carlow took our steering group to to help them design their playground charter https://t.co/JPEneEmxEy

30/09/19

Thank you and Neighbourly for our healthy fruit snacks in KS2 https://t.co/o2SdFYAOyx

26/09/19

Don't miss the 11+ Open Events at . Book your guided tour now! https://t.co/qOwpGcTfw6

18/09/19

Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship Information Evening on 2 October from 6pm-7pm! Book your place now! https://t.co/Bfx4Kla16b

13/09/19

Thank you to & for our surplus food donations. Panda Class enjoyed learning how to make rolls and sandwiches - and then they enjoyed eating them for a snack! https://t.co/qIQFzXKH9s

13/09/19

Thank you to for our surplus food donations. Our KS2 children are enjoying all the fruit and our reception area has been brightened up with some lovely flowers. https://t.co/mELgsSg2j4

09/09/19

It's the Autumn Invicta Fair on Saturday 21 September - don't miss it! https://t.co/Kt4Coss5EU

22/07/19

The brand new edition of our Trust Online Safety newsletter is out now! https://t.co/InkwQ1FR6s https://t.co/5FGbuAlTb9

16/07/19

Are you passionate about education? Would you like to make a difference as a governor? Don't forget it's our Trust's Governance Open Event on Monday 22 July 2019, 5pm to 7pm, at Invicta Grammar School. To book your place, please contact Ruth Hinckley via r.hinckley.org.uk https://t.co/C0zKhNPIRR

10/07/19

Our Year 6s have been to to learn about the world of work and living on a budget as part of their Careers Education Week! Yr 12 students spent the day with them to tell them all about secondary school life, before they head off to their new schools in September. https://t.co/FVSNuBt0GK

08/07/19

Parents/carers and their daughters are invited Invicta Grammar School's upcoming 11+ Open Events. For more information and to book a place, please see our website - https://t.co/lXehwi84VQ https://t.co/tptmT2BgfN

05/07/19

Book your place! Open to all... https://t.co/vPtIeol8u5

03/07/19

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Book your place for our Governance Open Event on 22 July 2019 now! https://t.co/aFEIu9I4mN

02/07/19

On Friday, Year 1 invited the school to join in their pyjama/onesie day to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. We managed to raise £167.00! https://t.co/ihzZAU9Nst

02/07/19

As part of our PE curriculum, Years 5 & 6 have been taking part in off-road bike skills, riding around Leybourne Chase and surrounding areas. They've done brilliantly! https://t.co/xPBSJSpErn

27/06/19

Would you like to know more about being a VIAT Local School Governor? Come to our Governance Open Event on 22 July from 5pm to 7pm at Invicta Grammar School. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals for both our primary and secondary schools. https://t.co/BTIp7caXyl

13/06/19

Don't miss the Year 5 Open Events! Year 5 Experience Day - Saturday 22 June 2019, 8.30am-1pm 11+ Open Morning - Thursday 27 June 2019, 9am-10.30am 11+ Open Afternoon - Tuesday 2 July 2019, 2.15pm-3.15pm Book here - https://t.co/RS9TK3ON8L https://t.co/SKOHYvAplo

17/05/19

Well done to Barney and Matilda for taking part in a charity run with . We are so proud of you! https://t.co/Iw92YAfDua

13/05/19

Don't miss Invicta Grammar School’s Year 5 open event on Monday 20 May, 6pm to 8pm. There will be a talk from Headteacher, Mrs Derrick, and lots of other helpful information, including a parent and child taster lesson! Book here: https://t.co/kzgT6khPYf https://t.co/pzsc2EeixZ

13/05/19

Ten pupils from took part in the recent Year 2 Infant Agility competition, held at Aylesford secondary school. They showed real ambition, perseverance and determination as they took on 8 other teams and came third - well done to all, you did us proud! https://t.co/qgfT7OQQLH

13/05/19

We held our Year 4 parent lunch last week - thank you to all the parents who came along to enjoy lunch with us all, we had a great time! https://t.co/3K1N2pw5AU

10/05/19

Panda class and Year 1 took part in a minibeast workshop today, looking at how creatures can see, smell, and taste and, in some cases, how they hear in order to survive and flourish in their habitats. We had a brilliant time! https://t.co/lpLbbjFFtW

03/05/19

We had the opportunity to give an input about being a Rights Respecting School at an NHS conference this week - and the feedback has been amazing! Read more here - https://t.co/ZzgcPBoSzs https://t.co/384v9DHO9o

03/05/19

Watch our video about what it means to us to be a Rights Respecting school! https://t.co/B2V0KXcih1

29/04/19

and O2 are running hour-long interactive workshop with tips, tools and advice on how to keep your child safe online. Come along at 2pm on on 7 May. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

29/04/19

As part of our continuing effort to offer more variety in our curriculum, Year 4 will be attending skiing lessons at Chatham Snowsports Centre. Group 1 started their lessons last week and loved every minute! https://t.co/ypZl6THuQD

08/04/19

Don't miss the first edition of the brand new VIAT Online Safety Newsletter - https://t.co/6mkOJhpleb https://t.co/VZunScWjDx

08/04/19

Don't forget when we return from the Easter holidays, we will be changing to our summer uniform! For more information, see our website: https://t.co/07sfsZBFSB

04/04/19

The rain held off and the sun shone for our Easter Egg Hunt today! The whole school enjoyed looking for bunnies to swap for Easter eggs. Thanks to our PTA for all the Easter eggs! https://t.co/TaHovBfEG1

04/04/19

Panda class visited Maidstone on Tuesday to learn about different ingredients and pizza making. The children had so much fun and enjoyed bringing them back to school to eat! https://t.co/aIrw1X7Sbr

Rights Respecting Schools Award

Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase is a Rights Respecting School.

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At Leybourne Chase, we are proud to have been recognised for our commitment to educating children about their rights by being awarded the Silver (Rights Aware) award. Only a handful of schools in the Kent area have been awarded this level and it emphasises the school’s work towards teaching about, through and being ambassadors for the convention and children’s rights. At Leybourne Chase we provide opportunities for children to exercise their rights and to campaign both locally and globally. Being a rights respecting school has positively impacted the whole school community by encouraging a respectful, inclusive, safe and nurturing environment and has allowed the children to become wider thinkers, inspiring them to be passionate about promoting positive change.

A copy of our assessment report can be found here: Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase RRSA Silver report June 2018

What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award?

The Rights Respecting Schools Award programme supports schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in their practice to improve well-being and help all children and realise their potential.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the human rights of every person under the age of 18. The Convention is an international human rights treaty which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and ratified by the UK in 1991.

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The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. Schools can achieve a special award. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential.

The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying. The Award is aimed at schools across the UK.

Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award work towards recognition that they have embedded children’s rights in their school’s practice and ethos. Schools are required to implement four evidence-based standards that cover:

  • the leadership of the school,
  • knowledge and understanding of children’s rights,
  • ethos and relationships,
  • the empowerment of children

More information about the award and the convention can be found here:

What is a Rights Respecting School?

Watch our School Video about what we think it means to be a Rights Respecting School!

 

Learning About Our Rights:

Look at our fantastic artwork surrounding our rights and the Sustainable Development Goals - Rights Respecting Art Afternoons 25/1/19 and 1/2/2019.pdf

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Tom Tugendhat at Leybourne Chase!

The children of Leybourne Chase wrote to Tom Tugendhat (MP) to voice their concerns regarding road safety on the estate. In response to their letters, he came to our school and spent an hour with the children in Year 3 discussing this issue.  Following this discussion, members of Year Three walked the estate with him and noted down any areas where safety features such as zebra crossings could be put in place. Following this visit, Tom has expressed his support on social media and has contacted Kent County Council to address these issues. 

Click the following link for the article on Kent Online: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/malling/news/pupils-show-mp-traffic-woes-200792/

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Neighbourly:

The school have signed up the scheme 'Neighbourly' in an effort to help to further support the local community and ensure that the children in our school have access to healthy, nutritious food (Article 24 - children have the right to the best possible health). Through the scheme, the school have access to weekly food surplus donations from local supermarket Aldi (Aylesford) which will be used to ensure that children have healthy snacks. Follow this link to read more about our aims and what we have been doing: https://www.neighbourly.com/project/5d1df510c7ac8e17ec10761a/information

Aldi Food Surplus

Donations of fruit from Aldi (Aylesford) which were shared amongst children in KS2. 

Useful Downloads:

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ABCDE of Rights - this document outlines the nature of children's rights. It explains child rights as being universal, inherent, inalienable, unconditional and indivisible in child friendly language. 

UNCRC in Chilld Friendly Language

Rights Respecting Schools Award Documents
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Soccer Aid 2019
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