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27/06/23

Very excited for this! https://t.co/VqVhMMxoqt

21/06/23

A sneak peak of this year's VIAT Festival!Expect to see a variety of Art, Literature, Drama and Music performances from students across the Trust. Also attending this year is who will be performing creative Freestyle Football and hosting masterclasses on the day! pic.twitter.com/tqRjlaW6cg

16/06/23

A sneak peak of this year's VIAT Festival!Expect to see a variety of Art, Literature, Drama and Music performances from students across the Trust. Also attending this year is who will be performing creative Freestyle Football and hosting masterclasses on the day! pic.twitter.com/tqRjlaW6cg

23/05/23

Are you looking for a new challenge? We would like a brilliant SRP teacher to join our friendly team! You can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/uPsLva9dHGYou can also watch a video about our fabulous Trust SRPs here: https://t.co/NaOQAbXLk9 pic.twitter.com/e0RQPvp2pD

15/05/23

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for an SRP Teacher - you can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/sH8E48iHEW pic.twitter.com/dTxMhym8Yl

06/03/23

We are currently looking for a one-to-one Teaching Assistant and an after school Playworker to join our friendly East Borough team - you can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 pic.twitter.com/6sXBUEpfQs

30/01/23

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for Schools Out playworker to join our friendly team for 15 hours per week. You can find full details here: https://t.co/1rEz9GaunF pic.twitter.com/AhSv1BHDW2

18/01/23

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are looking for a term-time cleaner to work 12.5 hours per week. You can find all the details here: https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 pic.twitter.com/C1doMtTF84

15/11/22

Book fair! Tuesday 29th November 2022 and Thursday 1st December 2022 (3.15pm – 4pm).Card payments available. pic.twitter.com/XrgZoqsFoJ

03/10/22

Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship evening on 11 October 2022 - visit their website to book your place now - https://t.co/h9O5JNzllA pic.twitter.com/pdP1p45r83

12/09/22

Hello Recently we changed our class name to an author and we changed ours to Hardy - after you! Our question for you is, how did you have the idea of the Griffin Gate Series?Hardy Class, East Borough Primary School.

14/03/22

Are you considering a career in teaching? Or are you already a teacher?We are offering the opportunity to visit one of our primary schools on Thurs 24 March 2022 between 3.30pm-5pm so you can see what we have to offer first-hand.Book here: https://t.co/ANKi3OvBIO

10/02/22

Don't forget, tomorrow is Times Tables Rock Stars day, when all children can dress up as a rock star! We can't wait to see their outfits! pic.twitter.com/n7t3PuQJpb

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. pic.twitter.com/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! pic.twitter.com/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 HallWhen: Wednesday 13th OctoberTeachers will drop in to say hello - we'd love to see you there. pic.twitter.com/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. pic.twitter.com/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 pic.twitter.com/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 pic.twitter.com/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. pic.twitter.com/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 pic.twitter.com/jjdZWhIB8i

06/04/21

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/Duw2yziCvx pic.twitter.com/oPoVPZtOIi

29/04/21

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 pic.twitter.com/Y1y6YsAGsN

14/03/22

Are you considering a career in teaching? Or are you already a teacher?We are offering the opportunity to visit one of our primary schools on Thurs 24 March 2022 between 3.30pm-5pm so you can see what we have to offer first-hand.Book here: https://t.co/ANKi3OvBIO

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

Ambition

At Valley Invicta Primary School, we have ambition for all pupils.

We identify their passions or goals and regularly reflect the progress pupils are making. We celebrate their successes and accomplishments and give pupils the tools to develop as lifelong learners. We equip pupils with the tools to become confident and resilient members of society, making informed decisions and challenging stereotypes.  

We have clear, global aims and offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which is enriching and personal to the context of each school. We inspire pupils to think big, broaden their understanding of the world and encounter diversity. Our global themes and ideas allow pupils to develop an intrinsic curiosity of the world around them.  

Our curriculum acknowledges that pupils excel and find passions in different subjects. Therefore, it shows a clear ambition for pupils to excel in the arts, humanities, and sport, not just in the traditional core subjects of English and Maths. Our Curriculum is rich in knowledge and is meaningful to pupils, building on content year on year and helping pupils to build connections between concepts and subjects. 

We have high expectations - setting the bar high. We encourage our teachers to be ambitious in their subject knowledge and understanding of curriculum design . Lessons are carefully planned with clear outcomes, and we encourage pupils to be intrinsically ambitious in their own success. Teachers expect work which is of a high quality, and which encourages children to excel.  

Character and Qualities 

Our curriculum aims to support all pupils to develop positive personal traits and to become independent learners who take responsibility for their actions. To show care, respect and kindness within their local and wider communities, so they become actively involved in public life as adults. 

Confidence and resilience 

Our curriculum equips all pupils with the tools needed to be confident and resilient individuals who are able to use their knowledge of strategies learnt to keep themselves mentally healthy. 

Transition 

A successful and effective transition means that young pupils flourish. At Valley Invicta Academies Trust, we place significant importance in ensuring the transition process is smooth and rigorous for all pupils. Learning about change and how to cope with it will help with any transition. This will also prepare them for many other changes and challenges they will face in life.

Transition beyond KS2 

It is our intention to ensure that preparation for Secondary Transition is embedded within our curriculum. This will enable all pupils and parents to feel fully informed and to have access to experiences that will motivate and encourage ambition.  

Maidstone is an area where the secondary education options are extensive and strong. We believe that it is our responsibility to support pupils and parents in making the choice that is right for them. Within VIAT, there are three comprehensive schools (SST, Valley Park School and The Lenham School) and one grammar school (Invicta Grammar School) and the majority of our pupils attend one of these schools. The school authorises absence in Year 5 and 6 for parents to take their children to look around the local schools and, in their Personal Development lessons, the pupils explore what the different schools have to offer. As part of the decision making process, the school gives a presentation to Year 5 parents about the process for applying for a secondary school place and, in particular, how to apply to take the 11+ test which would enable a child to attend grammar school should they pass. We give parents an overview of the structure and broad content of the tests, we signpost to resources that parents may wish to use at home with their child, and we share pupil Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) scores with parents to give an indication as to whether a grammar school education might be suitable for their child. 

Breadth of Experiences. World of work/Careers 

World of Work/Careers   

Within our setting pupils are provided with rich opportunities and experiences from the beginning of their school experience to understand the world of work and the opportunities and pathways that are available to them. The breadth of careers within our curriculum challenge and tackle stereotypes of work and promote entrepreneurship. The aim of this part of our ambition curriculum is for pupils to feel confident in their pathways for their future and to recognise how education supports them on this journey. 

Building Skills from the Early Years 

We create an exciting curriculum, which develops curious attitudes. In celebrating what makes our individual pupils unique we harness particular interests, to help shape our work. Quality story books and topics help us to tailor activities, which maximise engagement and progress and prepare pupils well for Transition into Year 1. 

Closing the Gap  

Early Intervention 

Equality of opportunity   

As a diverse and multinational community, we ensure that pupils from all backgrounds and starting points are able to access and enjoy the opportunities our curriculum has to offer. Pupils can thrive together and have an understanding that difference is a positive and that uniqueness should be celebrated. Our curriculum and school ethos and values promote an inclusive environment and meets the needs of all pupils and protected characteristics. 

Widening horizons 

 

Our wider curriculum enables pupils to explore a variety of opportunities allowing them to discover their interests and talents through extra-curricular activities, clubs, trips and visitors. Through memorable experiences, pupils are exposed to diverse and rich opportunities from which they can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. Musical, sporting and artistic talents are all valued and celebrated! 

Global Citizens benefit our communities. 

Our curriculum equips pupils with the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate their role as a member of society, recognising and understanding how fundamental British Values underpin life in modern Britain. They are given opportunities to discuss and challenge local and global issues and are encouraged to use their learning to become actively involved in public life as adults. 

Ambition at East Borough

Ambition for all

As a school we believe in providing a range of opportunities within and beyond our curriculum that support all children to be ambitious in a variety of different ways. Whatever the talent or skill, we will find a way to nurture your child’s potential and support them to achieve their personal goals.

At Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough, we aim to create confident and resilient pupils that thrive on challenges and always take up the opportunities presented to them. They will be forward thinking and bold with their approaches to new hobbies and activities, as well as whichever career or educational pathways they may want to consider later on in life.

My Future

This is one of the themes in our Personal Development Curriculum. Not only do we look to educate children about their transition to a new year group or new school, but we look even further into their future. This theme invites members of the community to share their careers to open up the wide world of work to our pupils to showcase what they might want to aim for later in life. For the older children, it also explores the pathway to achieving a given career and aspects of money management.

Sport, Music and Art

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough prides itself on the range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities we provide for all of our pupils. Not only do we have an extensive PE curriculum, we run a variety of after school sports clubs and enter lots of local competitions. Our music lessons are taught by the wonderful Mrs Hill, who is a music specialist. All of the children experience high quality teaching of singing, musical skills and they also access different percussion and tuned instruments such as Djembe Drums and Ukulele. The choir perform at local community events and participate in the exciting Young Voices concert at the O2 arena. All around the school you will see examples of the high quality art our children produce. They learn about different artists and develop skills that enable them to create polished finished pieces. All of these aspects of school life are further enhanced by the collaborative work that we undertake with our Trust secondary schools. We attend workshops, invite specialist teachers in and some of our pupils are able to apply for music and art scholarships. Further information and photos of our achievements can be found on the weekly school bulletins and sports pages of the website.

Secondary School Selection

Maidstone is an area where the secondary education options are extensive and strong. We believe that it is our responsibility to support pupils and parents in making the choice that is right for them. Within VIAT, there are three comprehensive schools (SST, Valley Park and The Lenham School) and one grammar school (Invicta Grammar School) and the majority of our pupils attend one of these schools. The school authorises absence in Year 5 and 6 for parents to take their children to look around the local schools and, in their Personal Development lessons, the pupils explore what the different schools have to offer. As part of the decision making process, the school gives a presentation to Year 5 parents about the process for applying for a secondary school place and, in particular, how to apply to take the 11+ test which would enable a child to attend grammar school should they pass. We give parents an overview of the structure and broad content of the tests, we signpost to resources that parents may wish to use at home with their child, and we share pupil Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) scores with parents to give an indication as to whether a grammar school education might be suitable for their child.