All teaching and support staff work hard to ensure the welfare, safety and happiness of all students at SET Ixworth School. We recognise that there are sometimes things happening in a student’s life that can be difficult for them to cope with on their own or that might affect their ability to fully engage in School. Our aim is to look for ways to remove those barriers to learning by ensuring students get the right support- so they can achieve to the very highest level in all that they do.
Here you will find information on a variety of welfare and safeguarding issues and details of support available in School or from other agencies and websites. The information is primarily intended for parents but it may be a helpful resource for students too. Just click on the relevant box below to find out more.
National Studies suggest that in the UK, about 1 in 10 of all young people may experience a mental health problem or disorder. Without the right support a student’s mental ill-health may impact on their safety and happiness both in and out of School. Some examples of mental health issues include: Depression Eating disorders Self-harm
SET Ixworth School take matters of bullying seriously. Bullying is not the same as poor behaviour (as dealt with by the School’s Behaviour Policy). It is also important to make the distinction between bullying and falling out with friends. Falling out is part of everyday life, bullying is not. When bullying is reported, a staff
Students experiencing a family bereavement or loss of someone close to them (or their parent, on the student’s behalf) can talk to their Form Tutor or any member of staff if they feel they need support. Where appropriate, teachers of the student are informed of the bereavement so they are aware that the student may
‘Sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where young people (or a third person or persons) receive ‘something’ (e.g. food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of them performing, and/or another or others performing on them, sexual activities. Child sexual exploitation can occur
SET Ixworth School is a fully inclusive School providing a quality education and experience for all its learners. Our Pastoral team works closely with parents and students to ensure that appropriate provision is made for those who may require support around LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) issues. This includes support for individuals who may
“Teenage years are often a time when young people search for answers to questions about identity, faith and belonging, and look for adventure and excitement. This can mean that they are particularly vulnerable to extremist groups, who may claim to offer answers, as well as identity and a strong social network. Schools already help safeguard
SET Ixworth School is a fully inclusive School providing a quality education and experience for all its learners. The School promotes equality of opportunity for all, giving every individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination and has created a culture of respect for the diversity and breadth of its community
The use of drugs or alcohol can present both long-term and short-term. The effects and damage can spread beyond the user, to impact on the lives of others. As a School we work hard to educate students of the risks of drugs and alcohol misuse. Concerns of drug or alcohol use is raised with students
Staff trained in First Aid are always on the School site to deal with accidents or incidents that require first aid treatment, or to provide regular medication or care to students with ongoing medical issues. Students are able to store their medication in the School office and have access to it when required (with parental