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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

Retweeted From VIAT

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

02/04/19

Last week Key Stage 1 visited The Orchard Theatre to watch 'Room on the Broom', a production based on the children's story book written by Julia Donaldson - they loved it! https://t.co/fxh1mAkJCM

02/04/19

Thank you to all those who attended our Open Afternoon last week. The children loved having you in their classes, and well done to those that joined in with the PE lessons and Mr Holt’s military drills! https://t.co/w37KXyoAJi

27/03/19

Caia from our Year 3 class will be appearing in the ballet production of Copelia at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings on 17 & 18 May! We are very proud of her! Good luck Caia! https://t.co/SeIiyF31yc

27/03/19

Easter 2019 Holiday Playscheme at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, Monday 8 April - Thursday 18 April (8am-6pm). £35 per day including breakfast, cooked tea, dessert, refreshments and fruit! Half day sessions also available at £21. Email childcare.co.uk https://t.co/NFkmgsC8Qd

22/03/19

We raised £175 for Comic Relief this year - thanks to everyone who got involved and contributed! https://t.co/mIgwEQnSyt

14/03/19

After a very helpful visit from last week to talk about road safety issues, we received this lovely letter! Thank you! https://t.co/ur9EbFFCsr

04/02/19

We were delighted to receive a letter this morning from Rt. Hon. MP (Secretary of State for Education) & Rt. Hon. MP congratulating us on being in the top 1% of primary schools in England, following our achievements in last year's Key Stage 2 assessments!

01/02/19

This morning we have seen some amazing Irish dancing from Christopher and Lyla, who compete nationally. Well done, we loved it! https://t.co/TufZd4xoDQ

24/01/19

Thank you so much for your response to our letter about road safety! We are looking forward to speaking with you about it when you visit. https://t.co/tLd4qKd3I1

16/01/19

Our after-school Art Club started last night and was a real success. Everyone had a great time and created some fabulous outside art! https://t.co/viuPwYLM3w

16/01/19

We can't wait to take part in the Challenge this Summer! Join the team at https://t.co/qBFT31O0h1

07/01/19

We hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas and New Year - now let's get started on a fantastic new term full of adventure and excitement!

14/12/18

We are over the moon that we have been listed in the top 100 primary schools in the country! https://t.co/SrKMKYpQXQ https://t.co/cfbQ09HrDx

13/12/18

Here are our Pandas in pyjamas - they had a brilliant time! https://t.co/PKXQ86gBGW

13/12/18

Christmas dinner was enjoyed by all! https://t.co/7MjBZvagx0

13/12/18

Thanks to everyone who came to and contributed to our brilliant Christmas fair - we all had a fantastic time! https://t.co/GDO0zm9N7a

PREVENT Extremism and Radicalisation

What is the PREVENT strategy?

PREVENT is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extreme causes. The PREVENT strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent groups and other causes.

ACT- Action Counters Terrorism

How does the PREVENT strategy apply to schools?

From July 2015 all schools have a duty to keep children safe from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a duty to protect them from extreme and violent views in the same way that we protect them from drugs or gang violence. In school, we can provide a safe place for children to discuss these issues so they have a better understanding about how to protect themselves.

What does this mean at Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase?

Many of the things we already do in school to help our children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the PREVENT strategy, these include:

  • Lessons which aim to develop children's resillience to these issues putting them in a stronger position to be able to reject extremist views.
  • The encouragement of open discussion throughout the school, particularly in our PSHE lessons.
  • Challenging prejudices and racist comments.
  • Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity.
  • Children are taught to listen to others with tolerance while discussing their own opinions. They are taught to respect the views of others and other ways of life.
  • Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity through, for example, Religious Education and visiting different places of worship to foster religious and cultural tolerance.
  • In ICT lessons children are taught to question what they read on the internet. E-safety is a key focus through the school.
  • Children are encouraged to talk to an adult about things that worry or confuse them.
  • Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of ALL pupils, as well as British Values such as democracy.

We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the internet to make sure they cannot access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils.

How does PREVENT relate to British values?

Schools have been actively promoting British Values since 2014. British values include: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance (acceptance) of different faiths and beliefs.

Isn’t my child too young to learn about extremism?

The PREVENT strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be suitable or appropriate for younger children. It is also about teaching fundamental British Values such as tolerance, respect, democracy and the rule of law. School staff ensure that all discussions are appropriate for the age and maturity of the children involved.

Is extremism really a risk in our area?

Extremism can take many forms. It can be linked to politics, religion, colour of skin or nationality. Therefore, we will try to give our children the skills to protect them from any extremist views they may encounter, now or later in their lives.

Key Terms

Extremism – vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values such as democracy, the rule of law and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

Ideology – a set of beliefs.

Terrorism – a violent action against people or property, designed to create fear and advance a political, religious or ideological cause.

Radicalisation – the process by which a person comes to support extremism and terrorism.

Stereotyping - an often unfair and untrue belief that people may have about people or things with a particular characteristic, for example race or religion.

Propaganda - Information that is spread in order to influence public opinion. It usually promotes a certain cause or regime.

Discrimination - When you act on a prejudice. It is treating someone, or a group of people, in a different way because of who they are.

Where can I find out more information?

If you have any questions or concerns about the PREVENT strategy and what it means for your child, please contact the school office. Alternatively you can receive advice and support from your local police by telephoning 101. 

The following sources may also be useful:

PREVENT duty guidance  www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty

Frequently asked questions, Prevent For Schools www.preventforschools.org

What is Prevent? Let’s Talk About It http://www.ltai.info/what-is-prevent/

Educate Against Hate https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

 

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