Student Welfare

At Icknield Community College we support the wellbeing of our students in a number of ways. We have a dedicated Student Welfare Manager who is also a qualified counsellor. Her name is Jane Bellars and she is available to students through referral made by staff, parents/carers, or students themselves. (See attached PDF for additional details)

Each week we have a Student Action Meeting where the Student Welfare Manager, the Progress Manager, the Leadership team Link and SENco discuss any additional support that might be required by students. The notes from these meetings are read by all staff to ensure that students are supported in all curriculum areas consistently.

We also host an NHS school nurse who has an office on the school site and who runs lunchtime drop ins for students. She is also able to take self-referrals or referrals from staff. (See attached PDF for additional details)

Students can access support at break and lunchtimes from our team of Learning Mentors, available through the Amber Zone Office. Their tutor would also be the available to them and able to point them in the right direction if they felt that additional help was required.

Our younger students are also supported by two teams of older students. The first team is our Year 10 Buddies and the second team is our Year 11 Peer Supporters. Our Year 10 Buddies go out to Primary Schools to deliver the Buddying Programme to the new students in the summer term of Year 6 and are a friendly face for these students as they arrive in Year 7. The Peer Supporters are trained by our school welfare manager in active listening skills and providing support for younger students at break and lunchtimes across the year.




The curriculum provides students with rich experiences across a range of subjects, as well as a strong academic grounding (Ofsted 2019)