Pastoral and Inclusion

At Ivanhoe, we believe that every child deserves personalised support, guidance and encouragement to ensure they achieve their academic potential and grow into well-rounded citizens. We have created a robust structure of support for every student tailored to their individual needs. We are very proud of the care, guidance and support provided by our Inclusion Team.

What Ofsted said about our pastoral provision-

  • ‘All pupils we spoke to say that they felt safe in school.’
  • ‘Pupils say that if they have any concerns about bullying, matters are resolved quickly and successfully.’
  • ‘Parents and carers are very positive about the school, particularly the support provided by staff.’

 

Meeting the Needs of All Pupils

We know that young people have different needs and abilities, learn in different ways and at a different pace. We meet the full range of these abilities through flexible grouping, differentiated schemes of work and tailored activities so that all students can achieve. Progress is carefully monitored and tracked over the three years. Our building and resources are well suited to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

Progress is carefully monitored and tracked over the three years by our Heads of Progress-

  • Year 7 Mrs Watson
  • Year 8 Mr Mills
  • Year 9 Mr Stevenson

 

Learning Support Department (SEND)

We work with students who need extra help with their learning to ensure that students can access the same curriculum as others in the year group wherever possible.

To enable this to happen the Learning Support Department provides, amongst many other things:

  • A resource area with specially trained and experienced teachers and support Assistants.
  • Extra small group or shared support in the classroom
  • Specialist staff who work with groups of students for short-term Intervention projects such as anxiety management, low self-esteem and core skill development.
  • Break and Lunch time provision in our Learning Zone
  • A comprehensive mentoring programme for all SEN students with a dedicated member of staff assigned to each family
  • Strong links with a number of outside agencies and partners who provide specialist opportunities and activities.

“The curriculum is adjusted well to support the most vulnerable students.” Ofsted Nov 2010

 

Care and Guidance Team

We have a dedicated student support team in school who work in partnership with staff, students, parents, carers and outside agencies to ensure good behaviour for learning is maintained. The team are highly experienced in dealing with a range of behavioural and emotional difficulties and can offer a range of strategies to removes barriers to learning and ensure that students are successful both in the classroom and in life. We are proud of our counselling facilities and are able to provide both an external and an in-house service for our students.

The Care and Guidance Team are-

  • Mrs Vicky Sharpe – Care and Guidance Manager
  • Mrs Michelle Hill – Year 7 Care and Guidance Worker
  • Mrs Joanne Stewart – Year 8 Care and Guidance Worker
  • Ms Anna Wright – Year 9 Care and Guidance Worker

 

Quotes from our most recent Ofsted inspection:

As one parent who replied to Ofsted’s online questionnaire said, ‘The care shown for pupils is brilliant. This is a school which is setting my child up well academically, socially and emotionally.’

All pupils we spoke to say that they feel safe in school. They know which staff to approach if they have an issue or a concern and they are confident that they will be helped to resolve it. Pupils say that if they have any concerns about bullying, matters are resolved quickly and successfully.

 

 

 

 

 

Multi Academy Trust Update

On 1st July, Ivanhoe College joined the LiFE Multi Academy Trust and its schools; Bosworth Academy, The Winstanley School, Kingsway Primary, Braunstone Frith Primary, Countesthorpe Academy, Ashby School and Ibstock Community College, The vision and values of LiFE are based on a commitment to a co...

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Ivanhoe Awards Night

Despite the fact that we had to hold them virtually, we felt it was so important to recognise the hard work of our students across all year groups. All students across the school should feel incredibly proud of everything they have achieved in challenging circumstances. Students that had been no...

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Generous Donation

Many of our parents (and former Ivanhoe students) will fondly remember that many years ago Ivanhoe was used as a site for a Summer School, offering wonderful experiences for young people and childcare for families. It had come to light that there was still money in their old bank account and Alis...

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Uniform Update

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How to use your games console to access remote learning

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