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21/09/21

Posters have sprung up all around school, following the year 2 classes reading Traction Man https://t.co/bK1cBFTPdt

21/09/21

Retweeted From VIPS@Leybournechase

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Caretaker to work at our fantastic school - you can find all the details here: https://t.co/OWH8EIjrPQ https://t.co/kLxMchFZhk

21/09/21

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

In our POP Safari session yesterday with Years 7 and 8 they created some fantastic images of ‘inspirational word’ collages. https://t.co/xWb430qBc3

17/09/21

Year 3 loved their first ukulele lesson this morning. https://t.co/m0c4phBzee

17/09/21

We are really excited to have booked the amazing Panto to visit the school on 6th December https://t.co/33j1toNmgU

16/09/21

If you would like to book a visit to view the school for September 2022 entry - please click on the link below. We look forward to welcoming you to our school. https://t.co/0xhisTilIo

16/09/21

If your child is starting their school journey in Sept 2022 - check out our introduction video. We would love to welcome you to one of our open mornings. https://t.co/ol0hYszDVS

16/09/21

If you enjoyed the video and would like to book a tour on Invicta's Open Morning - Click on the link below https://t.co/DLYTr1oPRd

16/09/21

This is a video made by Invicta Grammar School, part of the VIAT trust. Students and teachers have said what it is like to be part of the school. https://t.co/Pi0V0CgvMf

16/09/21

Reading workshop today with Mr Harrington focusing on how we teach reading. If you were unable to attend the workshop, please ask the school office for materials to help support questioning your child when reading at home https://t.co/WkSTCTIBxq

15/09/21

So excited to have 100% of families connected on ClassDojo! Well done Pine Class. We use and to communicate with our Parents. Contact the office or your class teacher if you need the link resending https://t.co/HQdCrhBKez

14/09/21

Scholarship information evening at Valley Park School on 12th October - please click on the link below for further information https://t.co/u1hjIcyL4Q

14/09/21

Please use the link below to book the open morning at Invicta Grammar School https://t.co/L22LE5FfGi

14/09/21

Welcome to Aylesford Airways. Year 1 during their Geography Learning Launch. https://t.co/KCGknKSw3P

13/09/21

Headteacher Award for Harvey. He completed this amazing piece of topic homework on the Mayans. Well done and we are looking forward to sharing many more https://t.co/PkBz0IhHt0

10/09/21

Year 4 Science launch creating a model of the digestive system. The children enjoyed themselves and learnt lots of new scientific vocabulary too! https://t.co/3iWPtXKYYM

09/09/21

Summer fair - this Saturday. All are welcome we would love to see you https://t.co/eNHH7QxHqu

09/09/21

On Wednesday 15th September 2021, Mr Harrington will be leading the first of many parent workshops, which are aimed to support the link between home and school. This important workshop will focus on Reading and more specifically the school’s approach to teaching Reading skills. https://t.co/6dfsxCuE7Z

09/09/21

We are very proud of our Year 6 pupils who today will be sitting the Kent Test. We have every confidence in their performance and are proud of their resilience, perseverance and aspiration! Good luck Elder and Maple class 😀 https://t.co/9DM79cwbBd

08/09/21

Let’s join ‘Aylesford Airways’ we are looking forward to seeing the planes and airport related items https://t.co/TVOMimLOs4

07/09/21

With the warm weather it is vital to stay hydrated , so don’t forget your water bottle. This can be refilled throughout the school day https://t.co/WQxwW4y5uJ

06/09/21

‘Reading unlocks worlds unknown or forgotten...’ Our reading curriculum has started. The journey through each book captures the learning and the progress that will be made through each text. https://t.co/hTdGaE76jq

06/09/21

Hola! Our first Spanish lesson kicked off today in style in Year 3. Señorita Goldsmith made learning a new language so fun! We look forward to learning more Spanish throughout the year! KS2 are really looking forward to this new part of our curriculum offer 🇪🇸 https://t.co/WK09SaN36t

06/09/21

Welcome to our new pupils and families who are joining our VIPS Aylesford community today. You'll have a wonderful day at our fantastic school! https://t.co/xPzt7wRpNk

05/09/21

Our Open Morning tours are for prospective parents, who have children due to start school in September 2022. For more information and to book your place, please visit: https://t.co/c7DjGOR74n

04/09/21

Reminder - pre ordering for lunch shuts at midnight Saturday for the following week. Please register your child and lunch options. If you need help please come to the office on Monday. https://t.co/xy5fq8vohG

03/09/21

Exciting learning launch: Year 3 created their own versions of the Iron Man. It was a fantastic introduction to this amazing story. Afterwards, the children commented that it was fun, creative and active! https://t.co/HWkTrgohpb

02/09/21

We hope they have had a lovely day?

02/09/21

Please take care when crossing the road and listen to our school crossing patrol officer https://t.co/gcWbFQ4Oo4

01/09/21

We are looking forward to welcoming back Year 1 - Year 6 tomorrow from 8.30am. Year R start Monday 6th at 9.00am https://t.co/hQmClcjEfx

02/08/21

We would love to see how many of our families can complete this years' Summer Reading Challenge. You can get involved by clicking this link: https://t.co/ZH9iLPTF7U WILBAR would love to complete this challenge with you too!

30/06/21

Ash class - Art. Influenced by Picasso, Year 5 have created their own self-portraits in the style of cubism. Can you recognise any of our pupils? https://t.co/C3BcrHAmun

29/06/21

Year 6’s production practice is in full swing https://t.co/pEYPZe0IrT

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: Miss Loni Stevens, Headteacher 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead: Mr Billy Harrington, 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

 

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