Following the closure of schools in March 2020 the majority of Ivanhoe students have continued their learning remotely. Each student will have had a different experience with home learning and inevitably there will be gaps in learning that will need to be addressed.
In addition, students have missed out on the opportunities normally available to them in school both in classroom learning, extra-curricular and social development therefore it is vital that students have the highest possible attendance going forward.
We are sensitive to individual cases and expect students and parents to follow all guidance relating to Covid-19 in order that all of our students and school community are kept safe.
Prior to school closure Ivanhoe students shave made excellent progress in attendance and were on a trajectory to complete the year with an average school attendance of 95%. A significant improvement on last year and very much closer to the target of 96%. Research has proven that attendance above 96% has direct impact on GCSE examination results.
Under Section 36 of the Education Act 1994, parents of children of compulsory school age are required to ensure that they receive efficient full-time education, whether by regular school attendance or otherwise. Ivanhoe also acknowledges the significant impact attendance has on our students’ academic and personal success.
Our aims are:
If attendance falls below 95% it will have a major impact on a child’s attainment and overall success in school. In light of this, parents and carers are asked to take steps to ensure your child attends school every day.
Absences soon mount up – see the impact of time off over one year:
Any absence should be reported to the Attendance Officer at school by 9.30am
Any daily student absence, for which no message has been received, will trigger a text alert to parents/carers to inform them of their child’s non-attendance.
If your child is taken out of school for a holiday in term time without agreement of the school or in excess of that agreed, the school will notify Leicestershire County Council who may issue a Penalty Notice. Penalty Notices are issued per parent per child at £120 each (discounted to £60 if paid within 21 days) if no payment is received, the Local Authority will refer the case directly to the Magistrates Court for the purposes of a criminal prosecution.
Medical/dental appointments should be made outside of the normal school day. Where this is not possible a note and appointment card should be sent to the school. Students must attend school before and after the appointment wherever possible.
Prior notice of apppointments should be made to the Form Tutor no later than the previous school day, wherever possible. Alternatively, a message can be left on the absence line for the Attendance Officer.
If students arrive at school, from an appointment during the school day, they are expected to bring a note from the parents or carer. If they do not bring a note, the parent or carer will receive a telephone call.
If you have any questions regarding your child's attendance, or requests for absence, please contact our Family Liaison and Attendance Officer; Fiona Pennington on 01530 412756 ext 253, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 8 Kimmy Cantrell Final project
Our Year 8's have been working on a portraiture module which culminated in the making a mask inspired by the A...
Safer Internet Day 2021
With young people spending more time than ever online, it is even more important that we ensure they ...
Interhouse Competition Launched
Our PE department have launched the Activity Tracker Competition - for the X and Y halves of each year to compete against each other to win the most points for their team. Watch this video to find out all about it. ...
Holocaust Memorial Day
As part of our studies in BV, Mrs Wild has put together this presentation all about Holocaust Memorial Day. Students will be watching this as part of their lessons this week, and will be asked to take part in a design challenge. (See below) We have already received some fantastic examples which may ...
Weekly Assembly 20/01/2021
Whole school assembly from Mr Bellmore - Weds 20th January 2021 ...
Whole school assembly 13/01/21
Click here for thie week's assembly from Mrs Allford - dated 13/01/21 ...
How to use your games console to access remote learning
How to use your Games Console to access Ivanhoe Remote Learning This information is for guidance only, ICT support are not able to support with any specific technical problems in following this guidance. Using a games console is not a perfect solution to remote learning needs but they c...
Reading Assembly Feb 2021
This week's assembly from Mr Bonsell is all about the importance of reading. Here from some inspirational local people about why reading is important to their jobs as well as wellbeing. ...
This is considered an out of date browser. This website has been developed with modern browsers in mind to allow it to display at its best in a wide variety of viewing situations - including mobile viewing. But we haven't supported older browsers like IE8. Please upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer - or try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Both are excellent browsers.