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Bullying is any behaviour which makes another member of the college feel hurt, threatened, frightened or humiliated. We at Ibstock will not tolerate such behaviour. Anyone who is aware of bullying should bring it out into the open where it will be confronted and action taken to try to prevent it from continuing. Remember, keeping quiet about bullying helps it to go on. Tell your tutor or pastoral manager straight away. To view our anti-bullying policy CLICK HERE.
We at Ibstock agree that hate crimes are unacceptable. All people regardless of skin colour, belief, culture and customs will be valued equally as individuals. Hate behaviour in the college and prejudiced attitudes will always be challenged. Hate and offensive language is not tolerated.
Holidays in term time
We receive a number of requests from parents and carers asking for permission to take their child out of college for a family holiday during term time. Due to changes in legislation we are unable to authorise these absences. For more information on student attendance CLICK HERE.
Instrumental lessons (extra-curricular)
There are fantastic opportunities to learn an instrument with our team of peripatetic tutors. All lessons take place during the school day and are worked out on a rota basis to ensure that students do not miss the same curriculum lesson each week. The cost of the lessons varies depending on whether it is an individual lesson, or in a pair. For more information CLICK HERE
Food is sourced from local suppliers and only organic milk is used. The kitchen has been rated as a 5 star by North West Leicestershire Environmental Health. All staff have received training in food hygiene. To view a sample menu CLICK HERE and for a guide to prices CLICK HERE.
Students must ensure that they have sufficient funds on their ParentPay account to purchase food and drink before ordering. Catering staff are unable to loan money to students. If your child has not brought a packed lunch and has no money on their account, they must report to reception so parents can be contacted to discuss arrangements for that day.
Food allergens can be life threatening. If you have a food allergy, the only way you can manage it is to avoid the foods that make you ill. Please speak to a member of the catering team if you need information about the allergens in our food. You can find out more at www.food.gov.uk/science/allergy-intolerance
We will ensure that all children with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health will be properly supported so that they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential. As part of our transition process, we visit primary schools to discuss individual needs of students. Data collection sheets are sent out to all parents / carers annually asking for up-to-date information. Parents are frequently reminded to inform school if their child’s medical needs change.
Our consent form and individual healthcare plan will record whether or not children are competent to take responsibility for managing their own medicines and procedures. Wherever possible, children should be allowed to carry their own medicines and relevant devices or be able to access their medicines for self-medication easily.
Privacy notice (Data Protection Act 1998 - how we use pupil information)
We collect and hold personal information relating to our students and may also receive information about them from their previous school, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). For more information on how we use this information CLICK HERE.
Registration / tutor time
Tutor time is a really important part of the day. Students must arrive at their tutor group between 08:35 and 08:40. If they arrive after this time they will be marked as late.
Reporting student absences
Parents / carers are responsible for contacting the college by 8.30 am on the first day of absence. The student absence telephone number is 01530 260705. Please detail the child name, tutor group and reason for absence. Parents / carers should avoid, if at all possible, making medical / dental appointments for their child during school hours.
Timings of the school day
08:25: First bell - student to begin to move into school towards their tutor room.
08:35 to 08:40: morning registration.
08:40 to 09:00: tutor / assembly time.
09:00 to 10:00: Period One.
10:00 to 11:00: Period Two.
11:00 to 11:20: break time.
11:20 to 12:20: Period Three.
12:20 to 13:10: lunch time.
13:15 to 14:15: Period Four
14:15 to 15:15: Period Five.