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30/11/21

We cant wait to see you all at the Christmas Fayre this Friday https://t.co/cUoGNJNxvk

30/11/21

It was lovely to receive a thank you card today from The Pilsdon at Malling Community for our harvest festival donation. https://t.co/laLI2mM0Fa

19/11/21

Year 5 learning objective this term is crime and punishment through the ages https://t.co/nEtCL5KZx7

19/11/21

Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase are very proud to have been published in November's edition of Teach Primary, page 28, talking about how we raised the profile of Maths at our school . https://t.co/eDaGHgwoq3

19/11/21

Thank you to everyone who donated to Children in Need and Anti Bullying Alliance today, the children raised an impressive £140 to be split between both Charities. https://t.co/Ep97P3nisH

18/11/21

KS2 watched the annual Big Anti-Bullying Assembly and were inspired to write their own pledges for how they can stand up against bullying

16/11/21

Thank you to for the donation of our beautiful Christmas wreath Bloxhams are holding a Wreath making session at the Community centre on Wednesday 1st December, to book your space visit: https://t.co/nwrnME4euH https://t.co/KMlqtu9PMz

15/11/21

On Friday, KS2 watched a webinar with author Jacqueline Wilson who was talking about her new book “The Primrose Railway Children”. Year 3 then produced their own versions of the front page, using tips from the illustrator of the story to help them! https://t.co/KbjI1Xpwda

12/11/21

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for colleagues to fill a number of positions. You can find all the details on our website! https://t.co/NPKxiMjjlq https://t.co/ONyND3lUYA

12/11/21

Congratulations to our pupils for their achievements in football and swimming https://t.co/ADQ4jWa6Gx

12/11/21

Congratulations to our ‘Star of the week’, ’Presentation award’, ‘Maths Whizz’ and ‘Premier League Primary Stars’ winners https://t.co/nCQwTeiJ9h

11/11/21

As our Christmas fayre fast approaches, tomorrow will be non school uniform day in exchange for Sweets or Chocolate donations 😊 https://t.co/Vv79dXGxw5

11/11/21

Thank you to Mr Shepherd for leading our Remembrance Service and reading ‘The Fallen’ by Robert Binyon: “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them” https://t.co/KUuZ5FsHa5

04/11/21

Thank you to everyone who took part in Break the Rules day, our library is looking amazing and the children are enjoying our new reading corners https://t.co/Izy4T8Rcex

02/11/21

Do you have a child born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018? Applications to apply for their Primary school place open on Friday 5 November. Make sure you are prepared and aware of the important dates and timeframes for applying online https://t.co/qILvDaXMj9

22/10/21

We hope you all have a relaxing half term break. We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Wednesday 3rd November. https://t.co/oi6T1ErM1J

22/10/21

Today we delivered all our donated food parcels to The Pilsdon at Malling Community. Thank you to everyone who donated https://t.co/xiInVJIKD1

20/10/21

Today we held 2 Harvest Festival Assemblies. It was wonderful seeing so many parents/carers and grandparents. All food donations will be going to Pilsdon at Malling https://t.co/RO9uzwwB3g

18/10/21

We were really excited to welcome Jo Clarke into school today for our meet the author event for our KS2 children. Jo held a workshop with each class talking about her new book, Spellboda. https://t.co/s5qgYHXZT0

14/10/21

It was lovely to welcome Year 6 parents into school this morning to watch their class assembly on Fairtrade bananas https://t.co/cCA9rFsh6b

14/10/21

We are taking bookings for our open mornings for prospective parents, who have children due to start school in September 2022. These will take place every Tuesday and Thursday morning until January. To book your place please contact the school office on 01732 840 908 https://t.co/iX3Wyo7QLz

12/10/21

Year 4 spent Monday afternoon on an invertebrate hunt. This included collecting and analysing specimens from the school field, then classifying their organisms into four main classes of invertebrate: annelids, molluscs, insects and arachnids https://t.co/xN1xs6UgSp

11/10/21

Congratulations to our year 3 and 4 team who put down a spectacular performance on Thursday evening and came 2nd in the Cross Trust football tournament. Thank you to Miss. Abbott at Invicta Girls Grammar School for hosting the event and helping to make it such a success. https://t.co/w3o9smrSJE

08/10/21

Thank you to for hosting a Creative Arts Workshop. The children had a great time taking part in Practical Music, Performing Arts and Art & Design workshops before taking part in a showcase performance to parents https://t.co/aKHwNWoo8v

08/10/21

We are delighted to learn we have the highest number of average progressions for Maths Whizz in the UK for last week, well done Leybourne Chase https://t.co/fMTzXyJSBX

04/10/21

Don’t forget to collect your Grow Token from Morrisons every time you spend £10 online or in store! We can redeem these for a wide range of free gardening and growing equipment for our school. Download the MyMorrisons app to take part or see instore for details https://t.co/FupgF9ESG1

30/09/21

We need YOUR help! We have registered our school for Good to Grow. For every £10 spent in store or online, you’ll get one Grow Token that as a school we can then redeem for a wide range of gardening and growing equipment. https://t.co/2qz0rHlr8Q

28/09/21

Thank you to everyone who donated/attended our Coffee Morning and Grandparents Day to help raise money for . We raised an impressive £620. It was lovely to see our parents/carers and grandparents back in school enjoying themselves. https://t.co/Sw4aENxEKN

28/09/21

We love receiving feedback from our Grandparents. Thank you for the thank you! It makes all the effort of Grandparents Day worthwhile 😊 https://t.co/qBy7JSPnAS

28/09/21

Panda Class have been on a discovery walk, searching for signs of Autumn to take back to the classroom to explore. https://t.co/XuvCNqY47C

27/09/21

Panda class have been learning all about plants and the rainforest. They drew pictures to show why we shouldn’t chop down trees and the importance of saving our rainforest https://t.co/UPWEgmia95

24/09/21

We are pleased to announce Silva-Rene is the winner of our cake raffle https://t.co/JKPyfbSQlW

24/09/21

Thank you to Marcelas Crafted Desire for your wonderful cake donation. We are also running a raffle for your chance to win this amazing cake so please purchase your tickets at the school now. https://t.co/6Qy3tJzeSa

24/09/21

Our Macmilan coffee morning is now open, please join us for some tea/coffee and cake. Thank you to who have donated these wonderful cupcakes. We are currently running a raffle for you to win these cakes, come and purchase your tickets. https://t.co/XRe88oiOSB

23/09/21

In PHSE, Year 5 continued their mindfulness scavenger hunt and finished with some cloud gazing. ? https://t.co/NP5zNnmzkW

23/09/21

Year 5 witnessed the final butterfly emerging from its chrysalid this morning https://t.co/2epsj9LWq0

22/09/21

Year 6 taking part in Bikeability Cycle Training and learning vital road safety skills https://t.co/OFXbRzH0h4

22/09/21

Year 5 have two new members today https://t.co/dlpstDzDu4

21/09/21

The Students and teachers at Invicta Grammar School, part of the VIAT trust have made this video about ‘Life at Invicta’ and what its like to be part of the school. To book on an open day at the school, please click the link: https://t.co/xKEzsKICpu https://t.co/VNXRG06j4r

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.

Anti-bullying ambassadors - we have a group of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 who are trained anti-bullying ambassadors through the Diana Award. 

Pupil Voice Post-box - following a steering group meeting, we have now placed a post-box in the school 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.

Pupil voice box

You said... We did...
We would like the opportunity to be taught by the different teachers in the school. Could we do a day like cultural day again so that we can experience the other teachers?

We organised a cultural day where the children visited each classroom to learn about a different culture in each room. We even had a Nigerian entertainer visit us! 

We have also planned in another cultural day for this academic year. 

We think that lunchtime isn't working when the children in KS2 go outside first and then eat afterwards. We feel like we aren't getting time to play with our friends and to enjoy lunch.  We changed the timings of the day so that the children in KS2 go to lunch first before then going outside. 
Can we sort out the houses so that we know what houses that we are in? We now have a new house system that is successfully up and running. All children and members of staff in the school are part of one of our four houses. 
Please can we sort out the playground rotas so that we have a fair amount of time on the playground equipment and to make sure that football rotas are fair? The steering group met and put together a new timetable for the playground, including a rota for the equipment and football. 
Can we have more comfortable areas in our library to read in and can we get more books for all ZPD levels? We raised money through our 'break the rules' day for new books and we added new furniture for the library, including new sofas!

 

Pupil voice events

  • May 2021 - Panda class were so inspired by watching about the growing number of cases of Covid-19 in India that they asked to raise money to support Unicef UK in providing oxygen to those areas in short supply. The children are completing a sponsored walk on Friday 21st May 2021 and have also placed donation boxes in the local Costcutter. 
  • Rights respecting questionnaires conducted in March 2021
  • 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

Introducing Our Steering Group

Zain, Year 1

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Isla, Year 1

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Holly, Year 2

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Teddy, Year 2

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Brandon, Year 3

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I wanted to join the steering group because I just want to help others and make sure that everyone has their right to learn. 

Indigo, Year 3

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I wanted to join the steering group because I thought it would be fun and I like being part of groups. I also wanted to find ways to improve the school in any way that I could. 

Marnie, Year 3

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I wanted to be part of the steering group because I thought it would be a fun thing to do and to be able to do things around the school. 

Abbie, Year 4

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I wanted to be part of the steering group because I want to help the school and so that the children will feel that they can have a better opportunity to do more things and share their ideas. 

Charlotte, Year 4

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I wanted to join the steering group because it seemed fun and I want to help children's rights to be respected. 

Archie, Year 5

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I wanted to join the steering group to help out the school and be an important member of the school when making decisions. 

Lizzy, Year 5

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I wanted to join the steering group because I wanted to help the school and make decisions to make sure that everyone is happy :)

Annabella, Year 5

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I wanted to be part of the steering group because I like children to have their right to speak, especially the young ones because sometimes they might feel a bit scared to talk in front of everyone and I can help them with that :)

Phoebe, Year 6

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I wanted to join the steering group because I like to be able to share my ideas for how to make the school an even better place. 

Sam, Year 6

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I wanted to be part of the steering group because I saw it as an opportunity to represent the school.