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School Closure

The school is currently closed for the majority of students due to the national Covid-19 response.

Student Wellbeing

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.

Keeping Children Safe

The following information is based on advice issued by the government in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2016). 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, Mrs Blewitt, Mr Berrow and Mrs Winfield, Mrs Allford, Mrs Cresswell.

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 Supporting Leicestershire Families SLF. 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 Student Support 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.
Learning Support Assistants have received their Level One Autism in Education Training and have recently attended a conference dedicated to Mental Health and Well-being. We have an outside counsellor who visits the school one day 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.


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. Linked to this we have studied 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.


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.
 

 

Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

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Updates during school closures

Updates during school closures

Here we have some additional updates from our senior leaders during the school closures. 23/03/20 To ...

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Ivanhoe Way Poem

Science teacher Miss Gee has written this poem about the school closures. We're sure you will agree that we have amazing staff who are dedicated to the learning of our young people during this difficult time. ...

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Belgium Battlefield Trip

In February, we once again had the honour of taking some of our Year 9 students to the Ypres area of Belgium and the Somme in France. This trip runs every year and is an opportunity to make our Year 9 WW1 History curriculum come alive. We visited various places of historical significance, m...

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Chelsea's Choice

This week our Year 8’s watched a hard hitting play from the Alter Ego Theatre Group. This important educational show, supported by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children’s Boards and backed by the police and NHS, aims to raise awareness for young people about Child Sex...

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Stephenson College Careers Trip

Stephenson College Careers Trip

On Friday the 28th February, 11 Year 9 students from Ivanhoe, along with another 50 from local schools, were i...

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World Book Day 2020

World Book Day 2020

As part of our World Book Day Celebrations all week we have been running a 'Drop Everything and Listen' ev...

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Coronavirus Update

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Miss Motivators Make a Change

A huge thank you and to our nine –Miss Motivators’ who decided that they wanted to redecorate the girls changing rooms as a surprise for the rest of the girls at Ivanhoe. They worked tirelessly until 9pm on Friday 7th February with only a short break for pizza. The result is a refreshed lo...

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Reading Rampage

Reading Rampage is a challenge specifically for secondary school pupils in participating Leicester and Leicestershire schools, is co-ordinated by Whatever it Takes (WiT), Leicester Neighbourhood Services: Libraries, Creative Learning Services and School Development Support Agency (SDSA). Readi...

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Rotary - Youth Speaks Competition

On Saturday 8th February, 3 Year 7 students, Harry Booton, Alfie Smith and Jenny Wilkinson, took part in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition semi finals. The event was held at Beauchamp college in Oadby and they were representing the Ashby Hastings Rotary club as well as the school. They had qualifi...

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Student Council News

Student Council News

On Wednesday 5th February the Student Council met for the second time this school year. Working in house group...

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Year 9 Engineering Trip

Year 9 Engineering Trip

On Wednesday, 29th January, eight Year 9 students visited the Engineering Department of Nottingham University ...

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Announcement from Mrs Blewitt

Dear parents and carers I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring from my post at Ivanhoe College, and also my role at Ibstock Community College, at the end of the summer term this year. I am giving governors sufficient notice so that we can ensure a smooth transition to new leadership...

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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

This year’s Safer Internet Day will focus on exploring our identities online. In house assemblies, students ...

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SMART Watches not allowed at Ivanhoe

We politely remind parents and students that we do not allow SMART watches in school, with the exception of activity only trackers (such as fitbits which do not receive messages or notifications. ) Whilst we appreciate that technology advances are often embraced by young people there are a number o...

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MYED - We need your help

MYED - We need your help

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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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Balancing Screen Time for KS3 Students

Balancing Screen Time for KS3 Students

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