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23/09/21

Don't forget this Friday, pupils can bring in 50p to buy an ice pole! All the money raised will go towards the school playground appeal. https://t.co/OwZX4G6r6r

23/09/21

Did you know that SET Tennis deliver lessons and clubs at East Borough? The children really enjoy these sessions, make good progress and we would definitely recommend the sessions to anyone who would like to give it a go! https://t.co/WukI7aOoAe

22/09/21

Parent Breakfast! Come and join us for a light breakfast, after you have dropped your children off at the beginning of the day! Young children are welcome. Where: Main Hall When: Wednesday 13th October Teachers will drop in to say hello - we'd love to see you there. https://t.co/R7zUmiwQy1

20/09/21

The PTA is looking to provide a second-hand uniform service and would greatly appreciate any donations of school jumpers or cardigans, summer dresses, logo t-shirts and grey skirts and trousers that are in good condition. Please bring your donations to the main school reception. https://t.co/9PbKJ5nhhh

25/08/21

Well done, Sophia! Runner-up in the Big Writing Challenge! We are so proud. Find out more and read Sophia's fantastic story here - https://t.co/RKjF93AEdE https://t.co/yg6OFa9Q2c

26/07/21

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to work in our Specialist Resource Provision. You can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/KY7wa9ItQK https://t.co/CVhLqDwbCD

21/06/21

A reminder that this Friday (25 June) is a staff development say so children do not need to come into school. https://t.co/uvDErgLSOc

21/05/21

The latest edition of our Trust's Online Safety Newsletter is now available. This edition covers information and issues including: keeping your child safe online, social media, fake news, online grooming, protecting your privacy and online gaming. https://t.co/OwdVj18U11 https://t.co/jjdZWhIB8i

07/05/21

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/iqfxMwnLmD

29/04/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Would you like to join our friendly team at SST Maidstone? We are currently recruiting for a Learning Mentor to provide 1:1, small group and class-based support. You can find all the details, and apply, here: https://t.co/WfR4eLpzI5 https://t.co/Y1y6YsAGsN

06/04/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi

23/03/21

Two of our fantastic pupils have made it into the Primary category top five! Well done Tida and Zainab! https://t.co/tXGz8GZgNt

16/03/21

Another brilliant song by the Valley Park virtual school choir - and this time for Red Nose Day. Please share and donate if you are able! https://t.co/3yPJ0vq4XD

03/03/21

Valley Park School is holding its first Community Art Auction on YouTube, on Thurs 4 March at 7pm. The virtual live event will raise money for Dementia UK & there will be a range of artwork to purchase - don't miss it! https://t.co/J22jyRrAkM

26/02/21

Well done to all our pupils who took part in the VIAT photography collage competition over half term - there were some stunning entries! https://t.co/4yzsmE7kSL

12/02/21

For this week's primary challenge, we asked pupils to draw a picture of what they're missing about being in normal school lessons, as well as what they like about learning at home. Emilia from Year 6 sent in this brilliant drawing! https://t.co/TJc6UCy5Fb

03/02/21

This week's challenge was for our pupils to show off their cookery skills - and they've done a brilliant job! Just look at these amazing creations! https://t.co/cswnk114Bu

28/01/21

The Primary Weekly Challenge this week was to see how many star jumps you could do in one minute... well done to everyone who took part! Our star jumping champion is Emilie who managed to do 98! Amazing! https://t.co/ihltbc3qLJ

28/01/21

Don't miss the latest edition of our Trust's Online Safety Newsletter - it's full of really useful information, hints and tips! Find it here: https://t.co/vuyyiVGKph https://t.co/cYlqUp3oD1

26/01/21

We received a lovely note today thanking East Borough for the presents and handmade card, delievered to an 86 year old gentleman living in sheltered housing, just before Christmas. We're so delighted to have been able to help. Read the full note here: https://t.co/X1qZ9UtGp7 https://t.co/BJsS427sPf

22/01/21

Over Christmas and New Year, we revamped our library so the children have something exciting to come back to when we are all allowed to be in school again. We are thrilled with how it's turned out and can't wait for all our pupils to be able to enjoy it! https://t.co/7hH4gC7L19

20/01/21

Favourite book alert! This is what Emilie had to say about Alex Rider novel, Stormbreaker, by 'ACTION, ADRENALINE, ADVENTURE! I like this book because it's so exciting. It’s full of action all along. Alex is extremely courageous and always takes risks.' https://t.co/8Got8Cqu1H

12/01/21

Just a few of the East Borough nature photos submitted as part of the VIAT Primary Weekly Challenge - aren't they great? https://t.co/5IPHA9hsAQ

13/11/20

Are you a teacher looking for a new challenge? Come and join our friendly team at East Borough! You can find all the details on our website - https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 We're looking forward to hearing from you. https://t.co/e73XZnP3dJ

12/10/20

Are you a teacher looking for a new challenge? Come and join our friendly team! We are currently looking for a Key Stage 2 classroom teacher to work at our fantastic school. You can find all the details on our website - https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 https://t.co/jvkncE8HG5

25/09/20

If you're looking for a school place (Reception) for your child from September 2021, please come and view our fantastic school. Due to current restrictions and limited numbers, you will need to book a place through the link on our website: https://t.co/aZdDsPQMe9 https://t.co/WaYWwEHxlS

17/09/20

We're absolutely delighted to have achieved the prestigious Music Mark Award. The hard work & dedication of our fantastic Music teacher, Karen Hill, is hugely appreciated - the children love her lessons & anyone who has heard our 50-strong choir will know how amazing they sound! https://t.co/Ff8mosxWWL

27/05/20

There have been some amazing entries for the VIAT Transition Project! You can see all the submissions so far, from the pupils joining VIAT's secondary schools in September & find some inspiration to create your own, on the dedicated website. Details here: https://t.co/xdMIA4Ei4x https://t.co/VKbtLtbGF4

18/05/20

Miss Morley has been busy with her contacts, she knows so many people, including Mr Maker! https://t.co/rI6irIXbnC

18/05/20

Thank you to the lovely Andy from CBeebies for sending us a special message to East Borough. https://t.co/KQzPG5rkEJ

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/oDc7b3UGNJ Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/3SKGRftKHu

14/05/20

After the huge success of our Stay Creative competition, we're launching another! This time, there's a STEAM focus so we'd like to see work around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. All VIAT students can take part! Full details here: https://t.co/6evn2XGNgf https://t.co/8pP3fDrrax

09/05/20

We are proud to be supporting . The VIAT Leadership Team have put together this fantastic video of them sharing a cup of tea! https://t.co/RoMXIlQZSB https://t.co/g9Uw79l02c

07/05/20

We need your help! National Book Tokens are running a competition for schools to win £5000 of book tokens for the school library (and to get a £100 book token for yourself). Please use the link to nominate Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough! https://t.co/oaB56l8FSE https://t.co/y0rZnioIfs

05/05/20

The Stay Creative competition winners have been announced! There were over 250 entries which included painting, photography, crochet and digital illustrations - and the standard was amazing! The winning entries can be seen here: https://t.co/00rGeek8lD Well done everyone! https://t.co/RigGDcTlhy

28/04/20

Are you in Year 6 and joining one of the VIAT family of schools (Invicta Grammar, SST Maidstone, The Lenham School or Valley Park) in September? Why don't you take part in our transition project? All the info you need is right here - https://t.co/gZtWpjioDE - or scan the QR code! https://t.co/pex2f2DoTd

17/04/20

We are looking forward to 'welcoming back' all our fantastic pupils, for more online school learning, on Monday (20 April). We hope you had a great Easter break!

16/04/20

Retweeted From VIAT

Children in our hub, at Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough, have written some lovely messages to NHS staff which will be delivered at the same time as the visors Mr Perry and Mr Taylor have made for key workers at our local hospitals. https://t.co/zYsdCyIAth

15/04/20

These are amazing! Well done everyone! https://t.co/H0iWHzALG4

COVID-19

As we move towards the return to school in September, we have reviewed our COVID protocols in line with new Government Guidance.  The following measures and procedures will be in place for September 2021.

Expectations and Non-Negotiables

The following principles underpin the approach to education for VIPS East Borough, and nationally, from September 2021 onwards:

  • Delivery of face-to-face, high-quality, education to all students. 
  • It is imperative to reduce the disruption to students’ education.
  • All lessons require seating plans, in case we are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, or PHE, to support with tracing.
  • Providing work for pupils who test positive and have to isolate.
  • Free School Meals provision must continue for any student who needs to self-isolate.
  • School attendance is mandatory.  Any student who has a confirmed case of Covid-19 should be coded as “I”.
  • Parents/carers/staff travelling from abroad in advance of the start of term in September must take into consideration quarantine periods, and any requirement to isolate upon their return to the UK.

Still In Place

The following measures continue to be in operation for all members of the VIAT community:

  • Excellent hand hygiene;
  • Emphasis on cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces;
  • Emphasis on good respiratory hygiene (“catch it, kill it, bin it” mantra);
  • Emphasis on all occupied spaces being well-ventilated, whilst maintaining a comfortable teaching/learning environment;
  • Twice-weekly Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) for all staff who are working in school, including prior to the return to school.
  • Engagement with Public Health England advice (relating to testing, self-isolation, and managing positive Covid-19 cases). 

No Longer Needed

The following practices are no longer in operation but may feature in any future, proportionate, response to outbreaks of Covid-19 within the school community:

  • The wearing of face coverings in classrooms, communal areas and corridors;
  • The wearing of face coverings by parents and visitors onto the school site, however, they may choose to do so.
  • Student ‘bubbles’ 
  • Stringent restrictions emanating from national DfE guidance;
  • In-school tracking and tracing procedures – this is being undertaken from 19 July by NHS Test and Trace, who will work with the individual who tested positive;
  • No shielding will be necessary other than in a very small number of cases as recommended by specialist medical professionals;
  • Staggered ends to the school day for different year groups;
  • From 16 August, children under the age of 18 years (or adults who have been double vaccinated) will no longer be required to self-isolate if they come into contact with a positive case.  Instead, they will be advised to take a PCR test.

Positive Cases

The following actions will be taken in the event of a positive case of Covid-19 within the school community. Self-identification of symptoms is crucial:

  • Anyone (pupil or member of staff) who is in school and who develops symptoms of Covid-19 will need to be sent home;
  • Anyone (pupil or member of staff) who develops symptoms of Covid-19 whilst at home should fully isolate (not attend school, meet friends or go out);
  • A PCR test must then be taken by the person with symptoms.
  • While awaiting the result of the PCR test, the individual who has symptoms should self-isolate;
  • If the PCR test is positive, please inform the school office as quickly as possible. The school will work with Public Health England to identify pupils and staff who have been in close contact with this individual and require them to complete a PCR test.
  • NHS Test and Trace will advise the individual who has tested positive of their self-isolation period, and will collect details of close contacts.
  • If the PCR test of the person who has symptoms is negative, please send a copy of this result to the school office and return to school immediately.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Contact information for the Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough is as follows:

Phone number:   01622 754633

Email:                   office@eastborough.viat.org.uk