Student Wellbeing

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Making sure that our students are safe is one of our key objectives as a school. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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.’

Keeping Children Safe

The following information is based on advice issued by the government in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2020). All our staff have read this document and have been trained according to this and our Safeguarding Policy.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.
School and college staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating. All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.

Mr G. Bellmore is the Designated Senior Leader for Safeguarding. The following staff have also had the Designated Senior Leader training, Mr Berrow and Mrs Winfield, Mrs Allford, Mrs Cresswell, Mrs Sharpe and Mrs Lane.

All staff are trained to identify children who may benefit from early help. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges. Should we feel Early Help is needed we will complete a referral to the Local Authority and if they feel support is needed they will allocate the case to the most suitable organisation.
Often this will be Children and Family Welfare Services. Their workers have a broad range of skills (social work, youth work, family intervention and group work) to address a variety of needs. All staff members are aware of systems within the college which support safeguarding.

 

SEND-support for wellbeing

For all children with SEND, support and advice is available from the school SENDCo, Learning Mentors, and the Care and Guidance Team. The school seeks advice and guidance from other professionals and involves them in the planning and delivery of support for pupils with SEND where required.

We have an outside counsellor who visits the school twice a week to support students with SEMH needs. Parents and students are encouraged to discuss concerns at an early stage with their child’s Learning Mentor so that support can be offered.

A range of in-house interventions are offered which support a variety of SEND needs including low self-esteem and anxiety nurture groups. All LSA staff have been trained in Growth Mindset strategies and report any concerns directly to the SENDCo or other key members of staff.

 

Our Lifeskills Progamme

 

In the ongoing development of the Lifeskills curriculum at Ivanhoe we constantly look at the changing culture we live in and adapt our curriculum to ensure that we keep our students well informed and safe. We have student wellbeing at the forefront of this.

In the first half of year 7 students learn about: personal identity and managing themselves (including our use of time; our safety and  being prepared to learn). Later, students will learn about: how our brains function; how we can understand and manage our emotions; understanding and responding to the emotional needs of others. We also look at British Values and how Britain is governed, current affairs and have a focus on employability skills. We equip out Year 7 students with all of the key skills needed to start their secondary education successfully including resilience, building confidence and communication skills.

In years 8 and 9 students learn about social media, staying safe online and healthy relationships in all aspects of life. In addition, they about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in society. We also have an emphasis on our local context and ensure our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to spot signs of issues such as County Lines. We ensure our students study the causes of stress and have worked with students to develop strategies for coping with stress, positively enhancing our mental health and developing a growth mindset. Careers education also becomes integral at this time and we place great emphasis on ensuring that our students are well informed about future opportunities and career choices.

 

Further help and support for wellbeing

We have put together a list of external websites that can help parents with advice to support their child, or for our students  to access for support and information. These are trusted and informative websites with advice that we also follow in school.

This can be found in the Parents tab on our website - 'Advice for Young People - A Directory, or by clicking here.


In addition, you could speak to your child’s Form Tutor or our Student Support Team for support.
 

 

Year 9 End of Year Arrangements

Year 9 Hoodies Ivanhoe Alumni Hoodies are now available for year 9 students in navy, grey and red and are printed with the names of all year 9 students in the shape of the Ivanhoe Knights head on the back. Hoodies are priced at £20 each. Students can trade in 400 house points to reduce th...

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Year 7 Camp Out Trip

Year 7 Camp Out Trip

In March we took 80 students over to The Oaks Campsite near Loughborough for our Year 7 Campout. It was a long...

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Year 8 Survival Skills Trip

Year 8 Survival Skills Trip

After the past few years, our staff and students were incredibly excited to be heading to the woodlands of the...

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Year 8 Theatre Trip

Year 8 Theatre Trip

On Friday 6th May, the English Department took 45 nominated students to a production of –Much Ado Abou...

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Developing Our Careers Education

Developing Our Careers Education

As part of the Age-Range Change at Ivanhoe we are working to develop a 5 year plan for careers education that ...

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Year 9 Whitby Trip

Year 9 Whitby Trip

At the end of April, we took 64 year 9 students to North Yorkshire on our Year 9 Whitby Trip. Over the 3 days,...

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Year 8 London Trip

Year 8 London Trip

The sun was shining for our Year 8 London Experience trip earlier this month. 40 students enjoyed a packed...

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Loughborough Lightning Netball Trip

Loughborough Lightning Netball Trip

On 4th April, we took 46 of our netballers to Loughborough University for a fantastic trip. It was jam packed ...

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Mental Health week

Ivanhoe’s first Mental Health Week has been a huge success! We have had lots of activities on offer to promote positive things our students can do to support their mental health and well-being. We know that mental health is important every day, but it has been especially fantastic to spend the wee...

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Plas Gwynant Trip

Wow " what a fantastic experience we have had this half term, taking our students to Plas Gwynant for the first time since Covid-19. Every single student was an absolute credit to Ivanhoe and we were so proud of them all. They took part in a wide range of adventurous activities; including gorge...

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STEAM SHOW 2022

STEAM SHOW 2022

This March saw the return of the Ivanhoe STEAM Show for it's 5th year. Who could believe that the last show to...

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Ukranian Collection

Ukranian Collection

Thank you so much to all of our families and friends of Ivanhoe that so generously donated to our collection f...

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Sports Hall Fundraiser Launched

Sports Hall Fundraiser Launched

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Manchester City Football Development Trip

We were delighted to re-start our residential trip offers this year - our last Ivanhoe school trip was in early 2020! The PE department took 34 of our committed year 9 boys and year 8/9 girls football players in on a once in a lifetime football development tour to Manchester City FC. During this 3 d...

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Spotlight on Support - YoungMinds

Spotlight on Support - YoungMinds

At Ivanhoe we have an ongoing focus on the Mental Health of our youngsters and this week I would like to bring...

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Spotlight on Support - Kooth

Spotlight on Support - Kooth

Being the parent of teenager is a tricky business and we aim to offer as much help as possible to both parents...

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