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At Ivanhoe we use a biometric cashless dining room system. This is a technology that has been used successfully by many schools and at Ivanhoe since June 2016. We have researched a number of different service providers, and are delighted to have invested in our new Biostore FasTrak system which we believe will improve the services we are able to offer students and staff significantly, with benefits including:

 

  • Reduction in queuing time for dining room purchases for our students
  • Reduction in administration time and cost dealing with lost or forgotten cards for both students and staff
  • Improved security for student balances
  • Interface with Wisepay in exactly the same way our current system does
  • Future options to extend use of the system to help students with other areas of school such as print solutions, library records and so on

 

Ivanhoe will comply at all times with the Data Protection Act and with the guidance given by the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding the use of biometric data. Fingerprint images are not be stored by the system but instead, a set of measured finger coordinates are translated into a string of numbers and encrypted. The encryption method used by the system is a high level, industry standard method. The data held cannot be used to recreate a fingerprint image, nor could it be used in a forensic investigation.

If there are any concerns regarding this system, in particular regarding use of biometrics, you can download the Biostore FAQ's below which has details of commonly asked questions and answers to provide more information. If you would like more information or the chance to discuss this further, please feel free to contact Karen Westwood, Assistant Business Manager in the first instance – k.westwood@ivanhoe.co.uk.

Click here to Download the biometric FAQ's

 

Nut Aware School

Ivanhoe College is a food allergy aware school. This letter is to inform you that there are a considerable number of students at our school who have severe food allergies. The most common of these allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish and shellfish, soy and wheat. The most serious risk in our...

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Sponsored Walk Success

A huge well done to Year 9 student Jake Homer, who has recently taken part in a 10km remembrance walk in memory of his Great Grandma, and raised and impressive £500 for an Alzheimers Charity. Brilliant work Jake. ...

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Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival

Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival

It was our pleasure to again offer our support in helping set up the Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival, an ...

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Children in Need

Children in Need

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NEC Skills Show

Year 9 were absolute superstars on our trip to the NEC on our first Enrichment Day of the year. This year students were able to land a plane in the flight simulator and try out VR headsets, which they enjoyed. Our students saw a range of careers and skills in action, with demonstrations including ...

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Poetry Competition Success

Poetry Competition Success

We love to celebrate the achievements of our students out of school, as well as in. Congratulations to Yea...

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SEND Update October 2019

Congratulations to Mr. Gray who will be joining the SEND team as a permanent member of staff following a very successful round of interviews. The standard of candidates continues to be incredibly strong and we are delighted to welcome Mr. Gray who brings with him a wealth of experience working with ...

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Balancing Screen Time for KS3 Students

Balancing Screen Time for KS3 Students

Visit internetmatters.org/screentime for more advice. ...

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Get into Teaching - Information Events

Get into Teaching - Information Events

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Student Council News

Student Council News

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SEND Update September 2019

Congratulations and fond farewell The SEND Team would like to congratulate Mr. Orton who has been appointed as PE/ Performing Arts Assistant. He will be transitioning to this new role over the next few weeks. In order to support our LSA staffing during Mr. Orton’s transition to PE, we have we...

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World Champion Rider

World Champion Rider

We love to celebrate the achievements of our students out of school, as well as in. This month ...

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Ex student nominated for Girls Active Award

Ex student nominated for Girls Active Award

We are also pleased to share that one of last year’s 9s, who we nominated for the national Girls Active Infl...

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