International School Ikast-Brande
Wellbeing

Wellbeing

 

We believe that student wellbeing is critical for our students to thrive both in and out of school. We guide our students to be balanced individuals who are fully prepared for the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world.   Our staff team works in partnership with students and parents, and we encourage our students to care for each other in an environment that promotes consideration, cooperation, and kindness.

Our aim is to develop students’ wellbeing through supporting the whole child, not only academically, but cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically.

Our approach to wellbeing comprises of the following:

  • The Homeroom Team

  • Personal, Social, Health Education

  • Physical Education

  • Eco-Schools Programme

  • Student Representative Council

  • Additional Needs Team

  • School Nurse

Our Approach to Wellbeing

The Homeroom Team


Our dedicated homeroom teachers are an integral part of our Wellbeing System. Our team provide regular meetings with students and reinforce day-to-day procedures. Homeroom teachers also deliver the Personal, Social and Health Education programme we offer all students. Our homeroom teachers are also the main point of contact for students and parents.




Personal, Social, Health Education


A person’s ‘character’ develops over time and in a range of contexts, and is shaped by unknown and unpredictable events. Through our dedicated Homeroom Team, we facilitate a planned approach to develop character-based skills and attributes to make a difference for our learners.

PSHE is an essential element of how we approach wellbeing at ISIB, as it provides focus on the development of these vital skills and attributes for an informed and happy life.

Our PSHE Character Curriculum focuses on enabling learners to develop:

  • interpersonal and social effectiveness
  • self-awareness
  • values
  • resilience
  • effectiveness within a wider community
  • risk management




Physical Education


Physical Education is provided to our learners to give them the opportunity to learn both the practical and theoretical aspects of physical education. Our programme is designed to encourage enjoyment in physical activity by participating in a variety of physical activities and to develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance. Our Physical Education programme aims to make a valuable contribution to the preparation of the health and wellbeing of our students.




Eco-Schools Programme


Eco-Schools is a growing phenomenon, which encourages young people to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. It starts in the classroom, it expands to the school and eventually fosters change in the community at large. Through this programme, young people experience a sense of achievement at being able to have a say in the environmental management of our school and the prestige which comes with being awarded a Green Flag.

The Eco-Schools programme is an ideal way for ISIB to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of young people, their families, school staff and local authorities.




Student Representative Council


The Student Representative Council consists of two students who are elected from each class by their peers, from Year 5 through to IG1.

Our Student Representative Council meet regularly to share ideas and suggestions raised by the student body. The Student Representative Council also organises events for the students to ensure a close-knit and supportive community.

Our Student Representative Council also evaluate our school’s environment regularly through a range of research methods, to ensure a safe and nurturing environment where our learners can thrive.

The Student Representative Council describe themselves as:

“We are open-minded, inclusive, fair, balanced, organised, committed, and mature, and we see ourselves as vehicles for change. We know the wishes of the student body, and have the determination and willpower to make them come true.”




Additional Needs Team


Our dedicated Additional Needs Team consists of both staff who are in school and those in the local community. Our in-school team consists of:

  • EAL (English as an Additional Language) teachers
  • Dedicated Second Language English and Danish teachers
  • Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
  • Learning Support and Teaching Assistants
  • Deputy Head of School (Pastoral)

Furthermore, we collaborate closely with external agencies to provide learners with the support they need from external professionals such as:

  • Educational Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists




School Nurse


ISIB has a School Nurse who visits through the Danish School Nurse Scheme. Depending on the year group, students are invited to sign up for health checks where our nurse tests a range of areas such as:

  • Hearing
  • Eyesight
  • Height
  • Weight
  • General Health

Further details can be obtained through the school office.