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03/08/20

If you’re joining our new Year 7 in September, it’s not too late to complete a Transition Workshop. Don’t forget to let us know how you get on! https://t.co/Rf2IIjDL6w

30/07/20

Retweeted From MTW NHS Recruitment and Apprenticeships

Aged 15-19 and in need of some careers guidance? are hosting a FREE VIRTUAL CAREERS FAIR this August! There will be exhibits by & ! Book here ⬇️ https://t.co/2FXfWkQyxf https://t.co/ugmrcfByFI

28/07/20

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. Mental health and emotional wellbeing services are open for children and young people. We are . https://t.co/PfeoNbMwBW https://t.co/l8iy5de1Sr

28/07/20

We are sorry to hear that. The link was in the last letter of term and the survey is now closed. However, if you email our Manager account we can send you the direct link via email.

24/07/20

Woody hopes you’re enjoying the summer break as much as he is... Thanks to everyone who has completed our end of term surveys, we will be using your responses to plan our future developments. https://t.co/PwZE66ugCs

23/07/20

Well done, Mia! What beautiful 🦋- drawn by hand and electronically. We hope you had fun with this https://t.co/aV8f0iTH2A

23/07/20

Miss Collins has been busy creating a display of Memory Boxes, based on an Art project from last term. What would you put in yours? https://t.co/MNINk01Pxj

22/07/20

Retweeted From Kent Music

🚨 Submissions for our virtual Open Mic close at midnight TONIGHT! 🚨 If you're a young musician looking to share your music with the world, visit our website now to submit your piece for our virtual festival: https://t.co/GN6Bz1JYGF https://t.co/8EaPJTEwkb

22/07/20

Don’t forget, our end of year survey for parents and carers closes tomorrow. Tell us how the year has been! https://t.co/lpXnENOcrW

21/07/20

Retweeted From Kent Music

Are you an intermediate DJ? Join Seb in our virtual masterclass on 30th July as he shows you how to create a mini-mix with 10 of your own tracks, and guides you through different DJ techniques! 🎚️🎧 There are only six places - claim your spot now here: https://t.co/QgrprDFGwU https://t.co/r14GVCcxsz

20/07/20

It sounds fabulous!

20/07/20

Inspired by our Live Lounge event last week? 🎵 🎶 🎵 Want some musical entertainment and challenge over the summer break? Why not join in Day and Night Virtual Festival? More details on this brilliant event at: https://t.co/DRqar0K4ps https://t.co/YbU4tZbBoG

18/07/20

Well done, Hannah. This looks absolutely delicious! 😋 https://t.co/jABW5hNAb5

18/07/20

Thank you! We’re very proud of the Virtual Choir - and this is beautiful!

17/07/20

Have a safe and happy summer everyone! https://t.co/LKgms09o5n

17/07/20

Retweeted From NHS England and NHS Improvement

Congratulations Sir ! It's a privilege to share this moment with you — and wonderful to see the recognition of your contribution to our country and . 🎖️ 💙 https://t.co/3XkiNu8pWJ

16/07/20

The Valley Park Virtual Choir have done it again! Here's their new video: https://t.co/mXaCZfZOcz - and if that isn't enough for you, tune in at 2pm when the VVP Live Lounge goes, well, live! https://t.co/vnaKbbcG4h https://t.co/3skjbCcz43

15/07/20

Retweeted From Speakers for Schools

It's time! Meet ÑO at 2pm TODAY. She will share her environmental engineer career and the kind of work she’s involved in with the company’s carbon ambitions. TUNE IN HERE NOW: https://t.co/EjfdpNzakm https://t.co/H6mAWKYRW9

15/07/20

There's a new computer science workshop on our Year 6 transition page. It shows you how to make a simple computer program. Have a go! https://t.co/8GstEnLJAT

15/07/20

Calling all students! Our end of year survey launches today - you have until the end of the day Friday to feed back to us on how this year has gone. Check your inbox for the link! 📝 https://t.co/igoGaj5NVs

13/07/20

The final blog of the [academic] year... https://t.co/2BB8hEG4En https://t.co/ulHMxaQpi2

13/07/20

It’s Sixth Form Induction this week! https://t.co/ZCmLPEBux5

12/07/20

This is really beautiful! Well done!

12/07/20

- What are you waiting for? https://t.co/Pc7g23XU1s

12/07/20

Some fascinating speakers coming up... https://t.co/dtm5pplB1A

12/07/20

Mr Moore, you know what to do if you have any leftovers, don’t you? Cannot wait to see all our students’ creations 😋 🍰 https://t.co/7Dv75X7dk1

11/07/20

- With 2 days to go, it's time for the classic double take... https://t.co/lwbaYM6m8i

10/07/20

It’s Race Night at Virtual VP! Can you believe that 7K has Usain Bolt running for them? Find out your form’s performance at https://t.co/SDoKnx3aH2 - good luck! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/Tro0NOi2uP

10/07/20

- is Mr Fuller singing? https://t.co/fJhb0F8zqN

09/07/20

Retweeted From Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society's programme aims to change the way we think, act and talk about dementia, to make the world a dementia-friendly place for people affected by the condition. Visit https://t.co/LGXii0Oqxi to become a today! https://t.co/7Z5gvhZGdV

09/07/20

Good luck, Year 6!

09/07/20

Well done, Hannah, this looks just the thing for the end of long day! 👍 https://t.co/tB0fpoVQmA

09/07/20

- Mr Sargent is retaining his cool... https://t.co/d6peLlzLd9

08/07/20

5 days to go and Mr Smith is losing it... https://t.co/chmH8lWlhi

08/07/20

On Friday 10 July at 10am, the Prime Minister will be giving an address to all school leavers which will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. https://t.co/xI2XfgzFmF

08/07/20

Are you in Year 12 and applying to become a prefect? We are looking forward to reading your application... 🤞 https://t.co/w0AwOWpdeH

07/07/20

Thank you! 😊 This was such a lovely project!

07/07/20

Back in the Easter break, Keyworker Hub children worked with Ms Collins to create forget-me-not mementoes of this unique time. Now they have been turned into a commemorative display - how beautiful these ceramics look! https://t.co/Ull0wy7PG5

07/07/20

Ooooh, delicious! Well done Tiarna, this looks so good! https://t.co/3sCZb66dSD

07/07/20

...and we hope you like it... https://t.co/eQ1bUoQOuC

Official Documents

ICT Acceptable Use Agreement

Valley Park School believes that effective use of ICT is essential in enhancing learning across the curriculum. Excellent use of ICT allows students to:

  • Learn in a way that relates to their recreational culture.
  • Utilise the power of multimedia and interactivity to learn and motivate.
  • Gain access to a wide range of resources and research.
  • Communicate easily with teachers, students and people outside the school.
  • Present work in a professional manner.
  • Develop innovation and problem-solving skills.
  • Overcome some additional educational needs.

Electronic technologies present a range of potential dangers for students and staff. As a result, this policy has been written to ensure that ICT is used effectively whilst minimising risk.

VPS e-Learning Agreement

Students and staff are advised and expected to take personal responsibility for their own use of electronic technologies both in and out of school. Before using any ICT equipment all students are expected to complete the Acceptable User Agreement and return it to the school. By signing this agreement students agree to abide by its rules. Should any of these rules be broken or there be any other cause for concern the school will take appropriate action. Where necessary the police and/or other authorities will be informed. Students are fully supported in understanding how misuse of technology can become very serious as well as guided to establish safe and productive working practices.

Use of Agreement

  • Students are expected to treat ICT equipment carefully and not act in any way that might cause damage.
  • Students are to use equipment for work purposes only, as directed by the relevant member of staff.
  • Students are to report any faults or damage found to an IT technician or Form Tutor.
  • Students must abide by the additional rules set out in the iPad scheme  agreement.

Use of eMail & Internet

  • Students must not search for, or display, any material considered illegal or offensive.
  • Students must not transmit or download files without the teacher’s permission.
  • Students must not undertake any deliberate act with the intent of avoiding network security procedures.
  • Students may only use approved e-mail accounts on the school system.
  • Students should immediately tell a teacher if they receive an offensive e-mail.
  • Students should not reveal personal details of themselves or others in e-mail communication, or arrange to meet anyone without specific permission.
  • E-mail should only be used for work/educational purposes; it should not be used for personal e-mail.
  • E-mail sent to an external organisation should be written carefully and authorised by a teacher before sending.
  • The forwarding of chain letters and the sending of offensive or inappropriate e-mail is not permitted.

Please note that students will be provided with guidance and support on the use of these technologies from their Computer Science teacher through regular e-safety lessons, as well as input on Focus Days.

Other e-Technologies

  • Video conferencing will only be used in lessons with the teacher’s permission.
  • Only files connected with student work will be stored on the network.

Monitoring

The school may exercise its right to monitor the use of the school’s information systems, including internet access, the interception of e-mail and the deletion of inappropriate materials where it believes unauthorised use of the school’s information system may be taking place, or the system may be being used for criminal purposes or for storing unauthorised or unlawful text, imagery or sound.

Home-School Partnership Agreement

As with any large organisation, it is really important that we know what to expect from one another, and that you know what to expect from us! We have included a copy in this booklet for your reference and a further copy will be sent home to you in September, for you to discuss with your child and sign.

The School will:

  • Provide clear guidance on expectations of students in terms of work and behaviour.
  • Communicate with parents and carers to outline the targets appropriate to their child and current levels of work and attainment.
  • Monitor attendance, punctuality and uniform and advise parents of any concerns.
  • Work with each student as an individual to ensure they reach their full potential.
  • Undertake all National Curriculum, Special Needs and all other statutory requirements.
  • Provide high-quality learning opportunities for students.

Parent & Carers will:

  • Be fully supportive of the ethos of the school.
  • Support the school wherever possible in its professional decision making regarding the educational provision for their child.
  • Ensure their child is punctual, attends regularly and wears the full school uniform correctly.
  • Inform the school immediately of any absence.
  • Attend parents’ evenings and consultation days to be advised of their child’s progress.
  • Encourage their child to respect all members of the school community and maintain a positive attitude towards their learning.
  • Support the school in implementing the rules of work and behaviour and any consequences which may be required as a result of breaching these rules including after school detentions.

Students will:

  • Work to their full potential at all times.
  • Follow the school’s expectations at all times observing all points within the Code of Conduct.
  • Respect their environment and other members of the school community.

Media Image Consent

We may take photographs and/or record audio visual files of the children at Valley Park, to showcase their talents and record events with which they are involved. 

We may use these images in our school’s prospectus or in other printed publications; we may share via our social media channels, or via our website.  

Videoconferencing recordings made be made from time to time for the purposes of monitoring or for working with other educational establishments. Additionally, a number of subjects use video footage as assessment evidence.

From time to time the school may be visited by the media who may take photographs or video footage. 

Students will often appear in these images which may be included in local or national newspapers, on online news sites, or on televised news programmes.

To comply with the GDPR of 1998, we need your permission before we can photograph or make any recordings of your child. The storage of any recordings or photographs will be in line with this legislation.

Data Protection