Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
Ibstock Place School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All members of staff undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.
Personal and Social Development
Pupils in Senior 7 to PVI follow the Tutorial Programme. This incorporates, among other things, sex and relationship education, drug and alcohol awareness, anti-bullying sessions, personal safety learning and a development of a child’s awareness of his or her place in the local, national and global community and the difference he or she can make. This programme is supported by wide-ranging weekly Assembly topics, ad hoc presentations and House Tutor input though the year. There is also considerable coverage of these areas of development in the pupils’ academic lessons.
School runs a series of evenings for parents through the academic year. These include:
- Drugs Information Evening;
- Digital Parenting (covering issues such as E-Safety, Screen time, Cyberbullying, Phishing and ‘Stranger-Danger’);
- Helping Your Child to Learn;
- Mental Health and Resilience.
These are very popular evenings that dovetail well with the Tutorial Programme for pupils.
The School Nurse
The School Nurse is present during School hours and is based in the Medical Suite. In the event of an emergency, parents or carers will be contacted immediately but the nurse will accompany a pupil to hospital if parents cannot be contacted.