Pastoral Care: the Prep School, Macleod House
Each pupil is under the care of a Class Teacher, supported by a Learning Assistant. The Class Teacher monitors pupils' daily welfare as well as being responsible for much of the PSHE programme. He or she helps to build friendships among the children and encourages involvement in games, clubs and activities. Pupils also belong to one of four Houses, which form the basis of competitive games and activities throughout the year.
Children may bring either fruit or vegetables for Break. There is a ‘No Nuts’ policy throughout the School and parents are asked to be mindful of this.
- All children have lunch in the Conservatory where they are supervised by the teaching staff.
- The School works closely with the caterers and the nutritious menus are reviewed regularly for appropriate dietary content. A wide choice of dishes is prepared on the premises, using fresh ingredients. Children and staff eat together. Vegetarian meals are available to those pupils whose parents have requested them. The cost of the lunch is included within the term’s fees.
- Lunch at School is a social occasion where good table manners are encouraged and expected.
Please inform the class teacher if your child has a food allergy.
The School Nurse
The School Nurse is present during school hours and is based in the Medical Suite. In the event of an emergency, the nurse will accompany a pupil to hospital if parents cannot be contacted. Staff are First Aid trained and First Aid boxes are positioned in Macleod House.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
Ibstock Place School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All members of staff undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.