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17/07/20

We are saying goodbye to our Year six class today, we are very proud of them all and we wish them the best of luck!

17/07/20

Please follow the link below for School Transition - August Calendars & Resources. The Padlet details fun and creative ways to think about school transition and promote wellbeing. https://t.co/ZiNDtQzWbQ

16/07/20

Happy Birthday to Isla in Alpaca Class, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/AHUWgWZMHQ

15/07/20

VIPS Holborough Lakes participated in the PASS Football league this year, unfortunately not all games could be played due to COVID-19. We are proud to have been presented with our certificates for participating in the matches that took place, well done! ⚽️ https://t.co/QZQMjmWkFq

14/07/20

Follow the link below for daily five minute mindfulness activities. https://t.co/Tkz3XYeSMD

13/07/20

Our Virtual Sports Week results are in: In 4th place it's Hever with 1808 points, 3rd Place is Bodiam with 1994 points, 2nd place is Scotney with 2436 points and Leeds take 1st place with a massive 2727 points! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part! https://t.co/xbYefalLmo

10/07/20

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

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/PfeoNbMwBW https://t.co/OzhnXBQ4SF

10/07/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/tEgJ4SZ68T

10/07/20

Ify enjoyed taking part in our virtual sports day activities! https://t.co/FVq0EFZcQP

08/07/20

Sammy and his sister designed and made an earthquake proof building! https://t.co/3ZnuyV3HMJ

07/07/20

Maisie in Meerkat Class has created this fantastic Great Barrier Reef picture. https://t.co/5AkmfeGJi9

07/07/20

Class Dojo is a brilliant way for us to connect, look how much our school has connected this week! https://t.co/8s1FmaAW9G

07/07/20

Jack in Alpaca Class has written about dogs invading his home which is linked to their text. https://t.co/CUzxA4Xnw3

07/07/20

Isla with a picture of her sporting hero, Glenn Morris. https://t.co/shoNqdhgJo

07/07/20

Daisy in Year 1 has measured herself against the tallest man in the world! https://t.co/tSYPhF6sxN

07/07/20

Freya in Alpaca Class has drawn a brilliant Giant. https://t.co/QcXlJbWSV3

06/07/20

Megan in Meerkat Class has created this fantastic painting! https://t.co/dwNUYTeAts

03/07/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/dQBE4fKGOV

03/07/20

This week Owl class have been completing lots of work focused on 'Human Giants'. They followed instructions on how to draw a giant and used this to complete a description. Here are a few of the drawings and pieces of writing from Rohan, Finan and Aisha. https://t.co/JIjTqdbZgJ

03/07/20

Lion Class have been enjoying Sports Week. https://t.co/f1GjGCrc8D

02/07/20

Year 6 love their leavers hoodies! https://t.co/Yu1TiRyuBj

02/07/20

Jack in Alapca class has been producing wonderful home learning, well done! https://t.co/hCW7gFSm7d

02/07/20

500 Words: Black Lives Matter - 500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Please follow the link for more information on how to get involved. https://t.co/N1jbs2DQtW

01/07/20

Minion Class have been comparing measurements, they found that the giraffe was taller than the steps but shorter than the school! https://t.co/enFjGDI3Vg

01/07/20

Clara and Lois enjoyed taking part ion Clock Jump this week. https://t.co/SdbtS59z7L

01/07/20

Minion Class have been painting African Silhouettes. https://t.co/0rdC3VAiZt

01/07/20

The children have been enjoying Virtual Sports Week, this is our Target Throw! https://t.co/82FGqewmAX

01/07/20

Noah in Reception has been measuring using standard and non standard units, he made a 36cm length. https://t.co/7VNvoowkfW

01/07/20

Sienna in Tiger Class has made her own version of snakes and ladders as her maths board game. https://t.co/8vTKfR0smN

01/07/20

Kento in Tiger Class has made a wonderful space themed maths game. https://t.co/RQzrG6vhvK

01/07/20

Finley and Reeva have been crabbing at the beach. https://t.co/eswVUbGgy7

30/06/20

We hope that you like our staff well being area as much as do 😀 https://t.co/V69zwtLDbA

30/06/20

Please see the Salus activity time table for children ages 8 and above. https://t.co/cijHEe0eRC

30/06/20

Wow, look how much we are connecting on Class Dojo! https://t.co/YNPnsW1JCA

30/06/20

Pupils in Wallaby class have enjoyed making sun catchers for our classroom and for home but where has the sun gone?! https://t.co/HszWiSKqM0

26/06/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/0Uc1lCc41F

26/06/20

Happy Birthday to Isabel in Tiger Class and Kamal in Alpaca Class, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/iuAAwVjyjF

25/06/20

Follow the link below to watch Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor and teacher and a wonderful storyteller. There are 20 fabulous stories available for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. https://t.co/UEJRHm7Ezn

24/06/20

Part Two of Muheebah's short film. https://t.co/xBEEfxX3jE

24/06/20

Muheebah in Year 6 has created the sort film, click below to watch Part One, Part two is on the next tweet! https://t.co/zc3VJrAnXL

Meet our Governors

Click on the names below to find out more about our fantastic team of Governors here at Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes.

Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford is a retired teacher. She worked at Invicta Grammar School from 1979 – 2015. Starting as a PE Teacher and moving on to teach Psychology, she was a member of the Senior Leadership Team and her responsibilities at Invicta included Safeguarding, Admissions, SEN and organising major events.

On her retirement she continued to work on part time basis for the trust as Director of Primary Education. She worked with and supported the Headteachers of the new VIAT primary schools until September 2017.

In February 2018 she joined the Holborough Lakes Local School Board and was appointed Chair in October 2018.

Her main areas of responsibility include Safeguarding, eSafety, Safer Recruitment, GDPR, Sports Premium, EAL, PE.

Kim is mother to one son and two step-daughters, now she is retired she is able to help with her three grandchildren who all attend their local primary school in Maidstone.

Kim Stafford

Tracey Damerum

Tracey provides Director level interim management at Colleges, Universities and Schools specialising in Finance and Operations. The role is incredibly diverse and encompasses managing the entities finances, human resources, building projects including new buildings, facilities, Health and Safety, ICT, and office services.

Tracey is a qualified Accountant and accredited with a Certificate of School Business Managers through the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services, she has recently successfully completed  the National Governance Association Chairs Development course. 

She has been involved in the operations of public sector organisations for around twenty years and operated at a Governor level for over 13 years.

Tracey’s primary belief is that business professionals within the education sector enable the headteacher the freedom and time to focus on teaching, learning, wellbeing, quality and standards and preparing children for their next steps in life.

Tracey Damerum

Paula Barnes

Paula has been a teacher for 12 years, initially specialising in EYFS and more recently in SEND, and has been a SENCO for 5 years. She is passionate about supporting and improving children’s wellbeing and mental health. 

Paula has previously held the role of staff governor for 8 years and enjoyed supporting and working with the Governing Body to develop the school and experiencing leadership and management from this different angle. 

Outside of work, Paula has two teenage step-daughters, is an avid Arsenal fan and enjoys photography and countryside walks. She is keen to become a more knowledgeable gardener and is also learning home improvement skills from her partner. 

Paula Barnes

Rachel Igbinovia

Rachel is an Associate Director at an international engineering consultancy.

As a Chartered Engineer with a background also in computer science, Rachel values the school curriculum for its focus on English and Maths - along with broader skills which facilitate children in developing their problem solving ability.

As part of Rachel’s work she collaborates with schools and universities to arrange work experience placements for disadvantaged youths who have an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Alongside working on engineering projects; Rachel recruits interns and graduates into the engineering profession, and leads a mentoring scheme for young engineers with the company.

Rachel enjoys seeing all children achieve their maximum potential and believes outstanding learning opportunities is a key factor.

Rachel Igbinovia

Machila Bakir

BSc in Psychology and qualified accountant, Machila has spent most of her career in Financial Services supporting the business with the strategic challenges of managing the delivery of challenging cost targets.

Machila has been a governor at Holborough Lakes for about 2 years and before that was a governor of another primary school for several years as well as leading on the Parents’ Group at her daughter's secondary school. She has a keen interest in education and, as a parent at school, is passionate about supporting the school to run as effectively as possible and achieve the best outcomes for the children.

Machila Bekir

Martin Ballard

Martin has been teaching in Kent and Medway within a secondary setting for the past 19 years.  In this time he has been the head of geography and the lead for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

This is the first time Martin has been a governor. He was drawn to the role as his son is a pupil at the school. He was impressed with the school's ethos and the teaching staffs commitment to learning. 

Martin is very sporty and a member of the Ocean Lake Triathlon club based at Leybourne. When not swimming, cycling or running he enjoys attending the England rugby internationals both home and away.

Martin Ballard

Shelley Farmer

I have been very lucky to be part of the Governing Board at Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough lakes for the past 3 years. I have worked within Early Years for over 15 years, with my most recent roles being in Preschools as a Manager and SENCO. I have completed my Early Years Teacher Training and am looking forward to working closely with the school, especially the EYFS. I am proud to support the school and want to support it going from strength to strength.

Shelly Farmer

Karen O'Dwyer

While this is my first post as a co-opted school governor I have past experience of being on my daughter secondary school PTA helping to organise and run events to raise money for the school. Now that my daughter has grown up I am looking for new challenges. Having worked in the Manufacturing Industry for my whole career in Technical, Quality Assurance and Environmental roles. I feel my skills from my present role as part of the Senior Management Team will ensure that I can contribute to the continued success of the school.

I hope to bring an impartial view to the governing board and look forward to being able to support the staff and leadership team at the school whilst achieving the best outcome for the children.

Karen O'Dwyer

Lisa Vickers

Lisa joined the Trust in September 2017 as Headteacher of Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes.

Lisa graduated in 2001 with a BA honours and QTS from Canterbury Christ Church University.  During her career she has worked in a number of primary schools and taken on variety of roles and positions. In 2005 she undertook an MA in Education with a focus on special educational need that led her to take on the role of SENCo in 2006, at a local infant school.

After completing her MA in 2008, she spent time supporting local schools to help them develop systems and processes to support pupils with additional needs. This was a fulfilling role and enabled her to help improve outcomes for both individuals and for the whole school.

Not only is Lisa passionate about her profession but she also has a love of physical activity. Lisa strongly believes that by engaging pupils in physical education this not only helps their physical but mental wellbeing and in turn helps their ability to engage positively in their learning.

With the dedication and commitment of the governing body, the School will continue to strive for excellence; offering every child the best possible education and care.

Lisa Vickers