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Ibstock Community College – New Year 7 Induction
Dear Parent / Carer,
We are really excited to meet all of our new students who will be joining us next academic year and welcoming them and their families to our school.
With all the changes we have had to make this year and guidance from the Department of Education we have had to rethink our traditional induction and will be introducing a whole new induction process.
Before the half term break Mrs Williams, Head of School, and Miss Clements, Progress Leader will visit your child’s primary school to meet with them and talk to them about life at Ibstock Community College.
If your child is one of only a few children from their primary school moving up to Ibstock Community College Miss Clements will be in touch to arrange an alternative meeting with Mrs Williams.
Following this you will be invited to come and visit our school with your child. This will be after school and will be either Wednesday 30 June or Thursday 1 July. During the evening your child will be able to meet other students in their tutor group and hopefully their tutor; you will be able to look around our school and see the classrooms, the library, the science labs, and the art room etc. This also marks the beginning of a new partnership between the school and each new family. Liss Sports will be in attendance to take any Ibstock Community College school uniform orders, ready for the first day of term.
Letters will be sent to your home address week commencing 7 June with the date and time of your invitation. We ask that only one parent / carer attends with their child and we are unable to accommodate any siblings.
In the meantime, there is a lot of information on our website to look through and some forms that we require you to complete and return to us by Friday 4 June: https://www.ibstockcollege.co.uk/more/y6-to-y7-2021
We look forward to welcoming you.
Documents for completion and return by Friday 4 June:
Dear Parent / Carer
We are delighted to welcome you to Ibstock Community College as a future parent.
We have lots of information to share with you in this link to support your child in the transition process from year 6 to year 7 in August 2021 - transition information.
We appreciate this is a big step and we hope that this information has made your child feel more at ease about their move to secondary school.
During May and June, we hope to visit primary schools where we will talk to children individually. The purpose of this visit is to make sure they are happy about the process and to answer any questions they may have.
We are planning to be able to have induction days this year but will obviously be dependent on government guidance. We want to welcome you to Ibstock Community College.
Our induction days this year are on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 July 2021. These are two very important days where your child will get to see the college in action, to experience our school day and to learn all about the college’s expectations of behaviour in and around. We will also be holding our very popular induction evening on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July 2021 for parents and children. More details of this will follow later.
To ensure we meet all your child’s needs we would like to work with you as closely as possible during the transition process, and deal with any worries and concerns you may have before your child moves to us in August 2021. The information you provide us with will give us a better understanding of your child’s needs. Any information that you provide will, of course, remain confidential. We would, therefore, appreciate it if you would complete the form and return it to Ibstock Community College.
If you would like any further information in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us - or you could visit our website, which contains lots of additional information about our school.
With best wishes
Sophie Williams Marianne Clements Di Scott
Head of School Progress Leader and Y6 Transition Coordinator Assistant Principal
Student information forms to complete and return:
ParentPay is our college’s online cashless payment system that lets you make secure online payments by credit and debit card. You can also pay in cash at local PayPoint stores. It is used to make cashless payments in schools for dinner money and activities like trips etc.
This online payment system gives you a more convenient and flexible way to make payments to ICC and helps to keep your child safe. By making cashless payments you know that your money has reached the school safely.
You can view your account statement and payment history, check when payments need to be made and set alerts to tell you when your account needs topping up. Your child can also check their balance at any time by using the machine in the hall foyer. You can also see a report online which tells you which meal your child chooses at lunchtime.
You will receive a letter from us with your username and password before to set up your account, currently we are unable to confirm when this will be.
When they join us students will have their thumb scanned (please read biometric technology consent as part of the attached ICC Procedure agreement). Students will not be allowed to purchase food if there are not enough funds in their account in the new academic year.
If your child does not currently receive free school meals, but you feel you may be entitled, you can download an application form from Leicestershire County Council www.leicestershire.gov.uk or telephone 0116 3057093. We strongly encourage you to do this, as the school will receive significant additional funding to support your child’s education.
For an idea of the food available and a price list please go to our Healthy school page.
Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP)
If your child has a health condition and / or requires medication you will need to complete an IHCP detailing this. An IHCP is a written, recorded plan on the specific information and requirements of an individual student and ensures that the student’s needs are met in the educational setting.
Please give the completed IHCP to reception, along with their medication. Further details and the IHCP form can be found in the Policies section of our website.
It is your responsibility to ensure we have an update IHCP in school along with the required, in date, medication.
Ibstock Community College uses SIMS Parent Lite, a data collection system that complies with the new GDPR data requirements, by providing a simple way to collect, manage and handle information by obtaining accurate data securely from parents.
Available on iOS, Android and a browser, the SIMS Parent Lite app provides a convenient and accessible solution for parents to electronically review and request changes to the data held on them and their children.
Please complete and return the enclosed data collection form.
When your child joins us we will send an activation email to your home email address. Simply click on the link from your tablet, pc or smartphone to activate your account. Please do not ignore this activation email.
Once you have activated your account we advise that you check all the information contained in all of the separate tabs to ensure that we have the correct and up to date information for your child.
Permanent bus passes will be issued to eligible students during the summer holiday in readiness for the start of the academic year. For bus pass enquiries please contact visit the Leicestershire County Council website.
Our uniform policy can be viewed on our website.
LISS Sport are the main supplier for the full school uniform, including PE kit. Babes 2 Tots are also a Trutex supplier for the school trousers and school skirt.
However if you wish to source the uniform from an alternative supplier you will need the Trutex codes, for more information please visit our website.
PE: Black shorts, sports leggings, joggers or tracksuit bottoms Red deluxe hoody with printed school badge and student name Red performance t-shirt with printed school badge and printed student name Swimwear (trunks or 1 piece swimsuit) Red or white sports socks
Orders will need to be placed by Friday 9 July 2021 to guarantee delivery for the new academic year.
If, based on the current circumstances, there are any issues with the availability of school uniform for the new academic year, we will communicate with you outline any temporary arrangements.
If you feel you are entitled to financial support to purchase uniform as a low income family then please contact the college as soon as possible so we may discuss this further.