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22/05/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/SWrXykFGCz

22/05/20

Happy Birthday to Sophia in Tiger Class, Maisie in Alpaca Class, Sienna in Panda Class and Isaac in Meerkat Class who will all be celebrating this half term. We hope you have a wonderful day! https://t.co/CiN3teDrgG

22/05/20

Riley and Zack in Owl Class have been busy baking some super space creations! They almost look to good to eat!! https://t.co/aBphVsRdwH

22/05/20

There are lots of idea's for scavenger hunts that you could try this half term, please visit our website for more ideas. https://t.co/1AOCumEVvO https://t.co/fljddbXyhD

22/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health you can call the Single Point of Access on 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response. We are still . https://t.co/uyEbn1lwEN

21/05/20

Erika has fully immersed herself in the world of "Aliens Love Underpants"! https://t.co/RMzUWL0PMg

21/05/20

Oliver drew a map to show where he would go if he could fly - he would visit his grandparents. https://t.co/xi7XSKU3e0

21/05/20

Oliver took his sniffer dog to the pond to investigate a case of mysterious flying frogs on lily pads. https://t.co/ZELGYWOXla

21/05/20

Finn created a fearsome dragon, then devised his own costume. https://t.co/13V4kcUdxR

21/05/20

Theo made a flying robot so he can fly to the jungle and see dinosaurs. https://t.co/2TGpDPwKmM

21/05/20

Panda Class have been exploring the topic of Fantasy Flight, take a look at our twitter posts to see the variety of wonderful learning, well done Pandas!

21/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/Fggon0CbdG to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/z7YHCNIiD4

21/05/20

Jasmine in Meerkat Class performed this brilliant song for National Thank a Teacher Day, thank you Jasmine. https://t.co/pPZ4Z06soX

21/05/20

Aleks in Alpaca Class decorated this wonderful poster for National Thank a Teacher day, thank you Aleks. https://t.co/HWBToRrULp

20/05/20

Some art work from Penguin Class linked to this week's topic on fantasy flight! https://t.co/sswDV8lFl3

20/05/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for in the moment help if life gets overwhelming and you need immediate support. No fee,no registration or data required-it is silent,free,confidential & anonymous. Here for young people and adults,24/7. https://t.co/B70eRCi7w2

19/05/20

Henry in Year 3 has been sharing his baking efforts with his elderly neighbour who's wife is currently in hospital. He also safely delivered slices to his Nanny and Grandad too. https://t.co/KPtAJ5JCU4

19/05/20

Based on the short film 'Adrift' Harry in Dolphin Class created this poster advertising holidays on a Whale's back! https://t.co/o4olOsQgAZ

19/05/20

Our very own Riley submitted the first entry to the VIAT STEAM competition & it's brilliant! Well done! You can watch his video about how planes fly here - https://t.co/bC8FfXgXVZ And find full details about the competition, and enter yourself, here - https://t.co/v5S1ZXgkvD https://t.co/7TXNKsyYGz

19/05/20

Alex in Owl Class has made this lovely space picture! https://t.co/F9x3GvqR1u

19/05/20

Eloise in Alpaca Class shared the story 'The Paper Dolls' with her family and then made a paper chain of Paper Dolls. https://t.co/QrgzejAW2Y

19/05/20

Faye in Alpaca Class made a fantastic fact file all about flight. https://t.co/EGex6KTVQi

19/05/20

Isla in Alpaca Class made a beautiful airplane. https://t.co/X1Mu5XIoDh

19/05/20

Madison in Meerkat Class has been coding and has made a space - themed thank you for the NHS! https://t.co/jz0WlHxxlX

19/05/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with their emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. Go to https://t.co/mbe1FbUQfQ or call 0300 123 4496 for more info. https://t.co/G8PqGzVoqX

19/05/20

For some inspiration on Random Act of Kindness please click the link below: https://t.co/6Ar6aoVIOZ

18/05/20

Family time online, with David Walliams. https://t.co/XznQjoJNV6

18/05/20

Online safety for kids, with Marvin & Rochelle. https://t.co/SSloSJg1U7

18/05/20

How to stay happy and healthy at home, with Fearne Cotton. https://t.co/tFOJ405oSF

18/05/20

Tech Tips for home schooling, with David Walliams. https://t.co/RyuldEgCwp

18/05/20

This , Moodspark is . They provide mental health support to young people in Kent, and their website is full of useful resources and service information for parents and teachers too: https://t.co/Kc7ZrxF0t4 https://t.co/W7rpZOjTEg

18/05/20

Mental Health Awareness Week https://t.co/PEuJqQCXA9

18/05/20

Please see the link below for information on the 'Ripple Kindness Project' as part of Mental Health Awareness week. https://t.co/GPEe4IPz59

18/05/20

It is Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness Matters, please click the link below for more information. https://t.co/BZtoz8yiXB

18/05/20

Rohan in Owl Class with his flying machine. https://t.co/3qZ97Pvbs8

15/05/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/sPnxBb83y1

15/05/20

Arjun in Meerkat Class received a thank you letter and certificate from The Royal Marsden Hospital, he recently had a sort out and donated 3 black sacks full of new and nearly new toys to their children ward! https://t.co/fTsu3QtDVz

15/05/20

Books for Topics is a great link to use to access books and reading while libraries, bookshops and classrooms are limited for most children, follow the link below: https://t.co/qvSex4X5XW

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/qvSex4X5XW Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/3p1QsZxsVc

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 and Miss Paula Barnes, SENCO
  • School Governor Safeguarding Lead/Trust 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
Child Friendly Version of the Child Protection 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 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