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11/10/19

Four of our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to attend 'The Mayors Debate', they had a great time! https://t.co/iEbyrmO6u4

10/10/19

Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day, as a HeadStart school this is important to us. https://t.co/5m8YrxvAKY

02/10/19

All of our pupils have been enjoying their Fantastic Fred experience where they are learning how to maintain good mental health and well being. https://t.co/numsCYInTx

27/09/19

Thank you to everybody who came and supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning! We still have plenty of cake left so please come along after school for some more cake :-) https://t.co/EOrwSHL14s

26/09/19

Do you fancy having this cake as your weekend treat?! To support Macmillan we are holding a raffle for this cake alongside our coffee morning tomorrow, 50p per ticket! Tickets will be sold at the coffee morning and from the school office, draw at 3pm on Friday 27th, good luck!! https://t.co/MDW9ReFevj

26/09/19

Fantastic maths work from Megan, super presentation! https://t.co/vouZS8SZuI

26/09/19

Well done to Ije, Clara and Thea, they have produced some amazing work on Korea. They have created a persuasive leaflet about Korea, excellent work! https://t.co/Zw5bFgthEE

26/09/19

Isaac has completed some fabulous topic work on the rainforest, well done! https://t.co/IV74LtbKM6

26/09/19

Well done to Raj for his amazing science experiment, he has been investigating the density of liquids! https://t.co/xLhK6CNwGE

26/09/19

Don't miss the 11+ Open Events at Book your guided tour now! https://t.co/1OnaJaAX4n

25/09/19

Can you help us with the Big Book Launch? If you spend £10 on books, our school gets £1 back! We would love your support... https://t.co/qKFORO9HIy https://t.co/XtQg0qaSdG

20/09/19

The children enjoyed a performance from a brass band today. This linked to science as they learnt how the instruments work and they counted the beat linking with maths and used great listening skills. https://t.co/iiDLFWpbw3

18/09/19

Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship Information Evening on 2 October from 6pm-7pm! Book your place now! https://t.co/z6sVmTNjxw

18/09/19

Very proud of what Jacob achieved with his writing today! https://t.co/jBUvK0u8By

18/09/19

Today the children enjoyed an engaging assembly from The Family Trust. https://t.co/3uORRPIJQW

18/09/19

Panda Class have been enjoying writing indoors and outdoors. https://t.co/2YBL5m6Z6e

17/09/19

If you have a child starting school in September 2020 please come along to one of our open mornings. https://t.co/UmOoRghSTj

17/09/19

Magical Maths visited Holborough Lakes Primary School today. https://t.co/rpX9SuLG0t

16/09/19

In line with our Healthy School Approach please visit the link below for some School Packed Lunch Inspiration https://t.co/gVCEau5Ut7

12/09/19

Our new Panda Class have been enjoying settling in. They have loved exploring and discovering their new surroundings! https://t.co/BhFAZ3BIhe

09/09/19

It's the Autumn Invicta Fair on Saturday 21 September - don't miss it! https://t.co/mEV1rY2UiD

29/08/19

We are looking forward to collecting Team GB athlete stickers to hopefully receive a school sports kit and a chance to win some money for our fantastic school! If you can help us collect them, we'd be hugely grateful!

22/07/19

The brand new edition of our Trust Online Safety newsletter is out now! https://t.co/FpLR1ik18A https://t.co/iDBxM4yJeg

18/07/19

The Class of Rock Year 5 and 6 Production was a smash hit last night! If your coming to see it this afternoon bring your singing voices! https://t.co/rgk8HZkt5H

18/07/19

You can read all about our Careers and Enterprise week if you click this link. A huge thank you to Miss Loni Stevens for all her work in making this such a success. https://t.co/b8poNIz5UF

18/07/19

Tiger class are celebrating their efforts as entrepreneurs. They used their profits to update their wet play games. What better way to check you’re happy with your purchases than to play them? https://t.co/VXNBkIdIAP

17/07/19

Om Monday 15th July ‘Holborough Lakes Market’ opened to our school community. The children’s and staff’s efforts paid off! Lots of happy customers and a profit made by all! Great entrepreneurial skills. Well done everybody. https://t.co/Rav41LIdVv

16/07/19

We are SO proud of our Year 6s who achiever 100% across all their SATs - they are amazing! You can read more on our website: https://t.co/mZBrOZujF8 https://t.co/ucGFmlkaWd

16/07/19

Are you passionate about education? Would you like to make a difference as a governor? Don't forget it's our Trust's Governance Open Event on Monday 22 July 2019, 5pm to 7pm, at Invicta Grammar School. To book your place, please contact Ruth Hinckley via r.hinckley.org.uk https://t.co/1F86tcx2Y0

15/07/19

We have achieved the Silver Award School Games Mark! The School Games Mark is a government-led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their organisation and into the community. Well done to everyone involved! https://t.co/wHF0b6pGeM

14/07/19

Thank you to all who helped organise and support with our Year 6 prom. A great send off for such an incredible class. https://t.co/lel9DoEITy

12/07/19

KS1 Pizza Picnic Dazzle Day. Starting with an Explorer Quiz, followed by pizzas made by each child and rounded off with a surprise performance from Year 2! Ending this academic year on a high! https://t.co/vLR1W3USzU

11/07/19

A massive well done to our incredible Year 6 pupils who achieved 100% combined in their KS2 SATs. Your hard work and dedication has paid off and you are all ready for the challenges of next year. Let the celebrations begin! https://t.co/xbAeUdPoLl

11/07/19

Tiger class have been making pizzas today in preparation for their Pizza Picnic Dazzle Day tomorrow at 2pm. They used their new knowledge about food hygiene skills to make super tasty pizzas. https://t.co/8ahpKnTj23

11/07/19

A huge thank you to Mr Elsom, Miss Sheehan and everyone involved in organising last nights VIAT Choral Concert. It was a fantastic performance and we have received some lovely feedback from audience members! https://t.co/kgTys0iz6m

11/07/19

Day 4. Mrs Igbinovia, an engineer, came to tell us about her job. She told us where she works and what she does in her job. She showed us some pictures of materials being tested to see which material was the least flammable. We had a great time!!! (Written by Jack Y6)

11/07/19

Alpaca class have been having fun playing Tri-Golf in the lovely weather today. https://t.co/AERo6qTHuI

11/07/19

Alpacas Class have been enjoying making their chocolate treats today! https://t.co/hcdJBi9QuP

10/07/19

Entrepreneurs busy at work preparing for their Biscuit Shop (Pandas) and Chocolate Shop (Alpacas) Monday 15th July 2019! https://t.co/BDz5atRRW3

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: Mrs Lisa Vickers, Headteacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead: Miss Anna Fassnidge, EYFS Teacher, Mr Billy Harrington, Deputy Headteacher, and Miss Paula Barnes, SENCO
  • Lead Governor Safeguarding (Primary): Mr Mark Bunting
  • School Governor Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Kim Stafford

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 Keeping Children Safe in Education
Working Together to Safeguard Children
Safeguarding Policy

 

PREVENTING RADICALISATION AND EXTREMISM

Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind.

Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views. 

The Governing Body of Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes has a zero tolerance approach to extremist behaviour for all school community members. We rely on our strong values to steer our work and ensure the pastoral care of our children protects them from exposure to negative influences.

Holborough Lakes is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerabilityAt Holborough Lakes all staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

• Children are encouraged to adopt and live out our Core Values. These complement the key “British Values” of tolerance, respect, understanding, compassion and harmonious living.

• Children are helped to understand the importance of democracy and freedom of speech, through the LORIC (Leadership, organisation, Resiliance, Initative and Communication), Mind to Be Kind, Rights Respecting, assemblies and through the elected School Council members

• Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, in school and when using the internet.

• Children participate in local community events so that they appreciate and value their neighbours and friends who may not share their faith background.

• Children’s wellbeing, confidence and resilience is promoted through our planned curriculum and extra-curricular learning opportunities.

• Children are supported in making good choices from a very young age, so they understand the impact and consequences of their actions on others.

THE ROLE OF THE CURRICULUM

Our curriculum promotes respect, tolerance and diversity. Children are encouraged to express themselves through discussions, debates and consultations. The RE (Religious Education), PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), Citizenship and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision is embedded across the curriculum, and underpins the ethos of our school. Children learn about all major faiths and visit places of worship wherever possible. They are also taught about how to stay safe when using the internet.  

Our Core Values

Our approach to teaching at Holborough Lakes is built upon our core values of Perseverance, Resilience, Respect, Oneness, Understanding and Determination. Whilst all of these enable the children to become well-rounded individuals we recognise the importance of resilience in preventing children being drawn into extremist ways of thinking.

Although serious incidents involving radicalisation have not occurred at Holborough Lakes, to date, it is important for us to be constantly vigilant and remain fully informed about the issues which affect the region in which we teach. Staff are reminded to suspend any professional disbelief that instances of radicalisation ‘could not happen here’ and to refer any concerns through the Child Protection/ Safeguarding Lead Teachers.

These include Mrs L Vickers, Miss A Fassnidge, Mr B Harrington and Miss P Barnes.

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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