On Monday 6th July we had the absolute pleasure of receiving a letter from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System, Barroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose!
In the letter the Baroness thanked us for our response to the lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak. Most satisfying is the specific nature of the recognition; in the letter, which can be found on the link at the bottom of the article, Baroness Berridge commends our online learning platform which has seen hundreds of thousands of student attendance in the past 3 months, you can click here to see our celebratory videos and virtual learning statistics. The Baroness also praised the support we gave to our most vulnerable students, to ensure they have the technology required to access our online platform. There is also a mention for our innovative and comprehensive solution to supporting year 6 children with transition to our schools with our virtual tour and inductions.
The reason we have worked tirelessly during this period is because as Invictus Value One states: Every day, in every way, our students come first, but we do welcome recognition, especially from such a key figure in education.
We certainly feel the praise is well deserved for everyone within the Invictus community, our teachers, support staff, parents, carers and of course students. We are all passionate to continue working collaboratively and effectively in the coming months as we hopefully return to a situation a little more familiar!
From September 2020, we are delighted to be able to collaborate with Halesowen College in order to further increase the range of courses available to our Sixth Form students. Alongside the vast array of A Levels and BTECs already on offer within the Sixth Form, students can also choose from a range of additional level 3 courses taught by Halesowen College.
The deadline for applications is FRIDAY 20th DECEMBER!
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Today Year 12 & 13 students from across our 6 campuses were invited to Wombourne High Campus to take part in ‘Mental Health Impact Day’. The aim of the day was to raise awareness of mental health and well being using workshops hosted by special guests and experts.
The day started with our keynote speaker for the day, Lucy Alexander, who shared the story of her son Felix who had sadly took his own life, aged 17, after being tormented by bullies. Lucy spoke from the heart and from experience about the importance sharing feelings and speaking about mental health with others.
Students then selected 3 of the 7 available workshops to attend throughout the day. The topic of workshops were:
Workshop 1 – The benefits of exercise and good mental health/food and nutrition for health
Workshop 2 – Having a healthy relationship with social media
Workshop 3 – How to deal with pressure, stress and anxiety
Workshop 4 – The power of doing
Workshop 5 – Self-belief, self-love and self-promotion
Workshop 6 – Healthy relationships
Workshop 7 – Addiction and the link to mental health
The workshops were selected by our Director of Sixth, Jane Kendrick, to help equip our students with the knowledge, tools and resources to cope with the pressures of modern life.
There is a small gallery from the day available on our Facebook page
November saw Invictus Sixth host our annual Open Evening event. This year the evening was held at the prestigious Copthorne Hotel.
The evening was a wonderful success, a record number of students attended with an fairly split across our 6 campuses. Our Director of Sixth, Jane Kendrick, welcomed our guests for the evening at each of the packed addresses, before handing over to the real superstars, our students, to speak to the audience about their experiences at Invictus Sixth.
Guests were also treated to fantastic performances from our talented singers and dancers, who always manage to further brighten our evenings.
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Invictus 6th form students are achieving the best progress in the country! We have been listed in the top ten, throughout the UK, for A Level progress. Our A level students and staff are working together to create a fantastic learning environment!
If you are interested in becoming an Invictus 6th student in September 2019 why not take a look at our prospectus?