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.


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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Using Board Games for Computational Thinking

Using board games to support your child in developing their Computational Thinking. Computational Thinking is an essential skill set for 21st Century learning and working. Computational Thinking is not about thinking like a Computer, it is about problem solving so that a final solution could be c...

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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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Brilliant Club

This year a selection of students from Year 7 and 8 have been taking part in a –scholars programme’ in conjunction with Cambridge University. The scholars programme provides pupils with an experience of university through tutorials from a university PhD tutor. Bridget from Year 7 said, ...

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Uniform Update

School Uniforms Please take time to familiarise yourself with the Ivanhoe Uniform standards on our website: We will expect all students returning in Autumn to have full correct uniform, including correct shoes and P.E. kit. All of our uniform suppli...

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Ashby Rotary Club Young Artist 2021

Ashby Rotary Club Young Artist 2021

Over lockdown the ADT department set a competition on behalf of the Ashby Rotary Club to find the Young Artist...

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Year 7 Photography Competition

Year 7 Photography Competition

As part of Mental Health Awareness week our Year 7’s were invited to take part in a Nature themed photograph...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week


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National Reading Quiz

National Reading Quiz

Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 teams who jumped in at late notice to take part in the live National Lit...

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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...

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