Close

Our School App Stay connected on the go...

Open
Close

Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app
Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

Close

13/12/19

Christmas lunch was lovely. Thank you to Mel, Della and the Contract Dining team. https://t.co/6K6mWQxhMO

12/12/19

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Tomorrow is the last day to deliver presents to the school. Thank you also to for their donations. This will go along way to help families who are less fortunate that ourselves this Christmas. https://t.co/boNjsCuVuw

10/12/19

Come and work with us! We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and professional teaching assistant for our SRP. If you would like to join our great team, you can find more information here: https://t.co/NPKxiMjjlq https://t.co/hWDrCnFlbP

10/12/19

Just one glimpse of our 'Around the World' Nativity. Tickets are still on sale in the school office for £2.50 each. https://t.co/YvJVMSTVZz

10/12/19

We have been awarded a resilience and wellbeing award from Congratulations to our team for all their hardwork! https://t.co/hnVH9W0f7h

09/12/19

Thank you to all the children who sang at the Christmas Market. Well done everyone for a lovely event! https://t.co/n1xZ3eMzbu

06/12/19

Our magical Christmas grotto is open! https://t.co/BoKSG6aQHr

05/12/19

Only one more sleep until Father Christmas comes to Leybourne Chase... https://t.co/0SZzDvyuYK

02/12/19

Thank you for a fantastic performance of Peter Pan. The children loved it! https://t.co/9VqTQCJQwk

02/12/19

Christmas is coming! Remember to buy your tickets for our Leybourne Grange Carol service. Thursday 5 December at 6pm. £2. https://t.co/wWV0tVEe8j

29/11/19

A sneak preview of our Tolerance and Social Justice art exhibition. Come and join us at 3.20pm today to see all the fantastic work the children have been creating this term. https://t.co/mhMhoYdAIk

28/11/19

Thank you to and for this fantastic event. Look out for our Year 5 class in the video. https://t.co/kniwQc30iT

28/11/19

Its official!!! 🥳🥇 https://t.co/8klF0Nncuy

26/11/19

We are looking for Governors to sit on our Local School Board. Would you like to join us and help make a real difference? If you are enthusiastic, committed and have a passion for education, please contact our Trust Clerk, Ruth Hinckley, for information: https://t.co/a60IE25ZRl

25/11/19

Year 5 had a lovely time meeting today. If you are saving the Books for School tokens please give them to the school office to help us receive a FREE box of books containing more than 100 titles, worth £600! https://t.co/rWEoh6W76P

22/11/19

Congratulations to Lyla and Christopher who took part in the Southern England Championships in Irish Dancing. Christopher won under 9 Boys Championship for the Southern Region and Lyla was placed in her category. We are extremely proud of both children! https://t.co/GwRVjvMGeP

22/11/19

We are looking for a local artist to judge our Art Exhibition on Friday 29 November. Please contact the school for more information on 01732 840908

22/11/19

A special visitor came to see us today! https://t.co/cyHPuBCBHH

21/11/19

Remember to look out for our kindness pebbles around Leybourne Chase and tweet us using the hashtag https://t.co/WjPsoMBPNK

21/11/19

Quote of the week from Miss George https://t.co/XaC6LhSQz3

18/11/19

Our Art Exhibition will be on Friday 29 November where you can view the excellent work by the children on 'tolerance and social justice'. Well done to Evie for this fantastic piece! https://t.co/7Wph4QrGst

18/11/19

A lovely thank you from one of our lovely families to recognise our Gold Rights Respecting Award. https://t.co/9dystolMGM

15/11/19

The children have loved working with Big Bubble Theatre Co today, as the final part of stay safe week https://t.co/w2KxlH5WFB

14/11/19

Thank you to Charlotte and Courtney from the London Ambulance Service for their presentation to our children. We have been learning about being a paramedic and to put others into the recovery position. https://t.co/4Ru995uwXN

13/11/19

A sneak preview of some you might find https://t.co/JTEbUPazxR

13/11/19

Today the children are making kindness pebbles to scatter some kindness around Leybourne Chase. If you find one please tweet us with a picture and use . Happy hunting! https://t.co/sl0xJNssqD

13/11/19

We are proud to announce that we have been granted the Gold Award for Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School programme. This is a huge achievement for our school and testament to the hard work of all the pupils and staff.

13/11/19

Good luck with your fundraiser Year 4 ! https://t.co/1e4Lm4Myr5

12/11/19

Retweeted From Tate Kids

If you're going to hide from the rain today and chase rainbows instead at 🌈💛☁️#OlafurEliasson☁️💛🌈, check out our exhibition tips for families >>> https://t.co/nDmrMTqYJR https://t.co/pd2Q0f0by1

07/11/19

Reminder: Our Remembrance Service will take place on Monday 11 November at 10.45am. Unfortunately we will not be able to hold Parent and Toddler group, but this will return next week.

07/11/19

Great news! Our funding application for HeadStart Kent’s Pay it Forward scheme has been granted and we are going to receive £1000 to create a sensory garden.#HeadStart

06/11/19

We have signed up to Books for Schools campaign. Each primary school that signs up receive a FREE box of books containing more than 100 titles, worth £600 if we can collect 3,500 tokens. Please drop any tokens into school office.

05/11/19

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

If you applied for a place at SST Maidstone, you should've now received an email with details of an assessment date. If you haven't received this, please check your spam folder in the first instance. If you need any help, please contact us: admissions.viat.org.uk https://t.co/G3oVi4vbsg

04/11/19

Our parent and toddler group has started today. If you would like to join us next Monday, please let us know. https://t.co/R6iO03wLqG

01/11/19

Year 3 have had a great time cave painting in our very own cave! https://t.co/pVWlNBecto

29/10/19

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our coffee morning! https://t.co/9uTyRaayfd

28/10/19

A lovely response from our local Pilsdon Community in West Malling following our harvest festival donations. Thank you for all your generous donations! https://t.co/2DMjoPAm9D

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

Pupil Voice

At Leybourne Chase we recognise a child’s right to be heard (Article 12) and value the children’s views on all aspects of school life where possible. We recognise our role as duty-bearers to ensure that all children feel that they are respected, listened to and valued as individuals and as a collective group.

We teach the children that it is their right to express their thoughts and opinions (Article 13) and that the best interests of the children are a top priority in everything that affects them (Article 3).

How we encourage pupil voice at our school:

Steering group/school council - this is led by the Rights Respecting Steering group, who meet regularly to discuss areas for school improvement or ideas for events. The outcomes from these meetings and regularly published on the Rights Respecting page on the school website.

Peer mediators - Year 5 are trained to be peer mediators to help to solve disagreements between peers on the playground.

Play leaders and sports leaders - Year 5 are trained as play and sports leaders. This involves them running games at lunchtimes and organising and supporting school sporting events.

Class assemblies - every term a class produces a class assembly based on a charity that they have chosen to support. The children present their work to the rest of the school and parents.

Pupil Questionnaires - we regularly ask our pupils to complete questionnaires to recognise areas of strength and development within the school.

Pupil Voice Post-box - following a steering group meeting, we have now placed a post-box in the school hall where children can post their ideas for events and areas for development. These ideas are then discussed at the beginning of each steering group meeting.

Introducing Our Steering Group

Img 8715Img 8707Img 8713Img 8720Img 9347Img 8709Img 8718

Our Steering Group members meet once a fortnight to discuss areas for school development and improvement. They listen to their classes and feed-back any comments that have been raised. As a group they have already put in place a number of initiatives, including: playground and field rotas, play-equipment rules, a post-box for ideas and ideas for displays. 

Pupil voice events

  • On 30th April 2019 a small group of Year 5 and 6 children presented about the importance of Pupil Voice to NHS England. Read all about it in the following document: NHS Pupil Voice Presentation