25 Mar 2020
Staying Creative - get involved in our new competition!Even though we are all stuck indoors, we can still be creative! And our new Staying Creative project will help all of us do that.
The competition has been created by Lead Practitioner for Art, Graphics and Photography, Chris Spurr, at Valley Park School and is for ALL students, at any of the Valley Invicta Academies Trust schools, to take part in!
All you have to do is visit: https://padlet.com/c_spurr/StayCreative2020 and enter the password stayingcreative
You will then be able to see a host of creative projects you can replicate or take inspiration from. Once you have created your own piece of work, please send a photo of it to: email@example.com to take part in the competition. You can submit as many entries as you want to.
Once you have submitted your work, it will be uploaded into a gallery you can access through the same padlet as above with your initials, your year group and the VIAT school you attend.
The deadline for the competition is 10 April 2020. After that date has passed, a vote will be opened for people to choose their favourite primary and secondary entries. Winners in each category will be announced when the vote closes.
New ideas, videos and tutorials will be added to the site on a daily basis to inspire your creativity and your work. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Get involved and stay creative!
23 Oct 2019
Join us and help make a differenceValley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) consists of an exceptional cluster of primary and secondary schools at the heart of our local community, in the Maidstone and Malling area of Kent. Due to our expansion as a Trust, we have a number of exciting new vacancies.
We are looking for individuals who:
have vision and energy;
believe in the value and talents of all students;
share a passion for their subject in and out of the classroom;
have strong subject knowledge and the ability to model excellence;
demonstrate creativity and flair in the classroom.
We welcome applications from teachers across all subject areas, who would like the opportunity to:
demonstrate their love of teaching;
continually learn and develop their teaching practice;
ensure the very best for their students;
teach as part of a talented team;
embrace the whole school curriculum;
work in a specialist environment;
gain experience across different educational settings within VIAT;
fast-track their career progression;
build a successful career with VIAT.
In return, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefits, with outstanding CPD and progression opportunities. We pride ourselves on our collaborative and supportive leadership approach, which enables each member of our team to be the very best they can be.
We currently have exciting opportunities (suitable for outstanding NQTs or experienced teachers) at all of our secondary schools: Invicta Grammar School, The Lenham School, Valley Park School and the School of Science and Technology Maidstone, opening in September 2020.
Please submit your CV to: Mrs Liz Owen, PA to CEO, on 01622 755856 / firstname.lastname@example.org
We also strongly recommend that all interested candidates visit, to meet our students and staff. Visits can be arranged by contacting Mrs Owen.
15 Jul 2019
Trust delighted with primary school SATs resultsKey Stage 2 SATs results for Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) primary schools have significantly bettered national targets in almost every area this year.
The results, out last week, show the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard nationally at 84% and higher, except in one category at just one of school*.
At one of the VIAT primary schools at Holborough Lakes, 100% was achieved across all categories for the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard nationally.
The Key Stage 2 tests, which pupils take in Year 6, test Reading, Writing, Maths and SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). Nationally, the target for the percentage of pupils meeting the standard was set at 73% for Reading, 78% for Writing, 79% for Maths and 78% for SPAG.
Every Year 6 pupil at Holborough Lakes met these targets with a third or more also achieving ‘Greater Depth’ across all areas.
At Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, over 60% of pupils achieved ‘Greater Depth’ in Reading, Maths and SPAG, and over 50% in Writing.
Chief Executive of Valley Invicta Academies Trust, Julie Derrick said: “We are absolutely thrilled with these results. They are testament to the tireless hard work of both our pupils and staff to do their very best in every challenge they are faced with. I am so pleased all their efforts have paid off and given them the results they deserve.
“There is, of course, always room for improvement, and we have already put plans in place to make sure we continue to progress and develop within the areas we have identified.”
* The school missed the target by only one per cent, and a plan is already in place to improve results.