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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

 

The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE) had selected International School Ikast-Brande as a finalist for the National Awards for Pastoral Care in Education 2023 in the category "An international school or organisation outside of the UK or an individual working in research that has promoted or delivered high quality pastoral care".

 

ISIB is one of five schools outside UK to be selected, and we are very proud that NAPCE has acknowledged International School Ikast Brande's:⁠

✅ Whole School PSHE programme, with a shared focus on social and emotional development from Early Years through to Secondary.⁠ ⁠


✅ Exceptionally devoted Homeroom team who support our learners in their journey through ISIB.⁠ ⁠


✅ Established our unique ‘Circle of Care’ model which maps out localised and external support services available to our students who are at the centre of everything we do.⁠ ⁠


✅ Enthusiastic and supportive Additional Needs team. ⁠ ⁠


✅ Student Representative Council that meet weekly to discuss issues raised by the student body & spearhead initiatives across the school. ⁠ ⁠


✅ Dedicated Deputy Head of School leading and managing all facets of Pastoral Care. ⁠ ⁠


✅ Excellent collaboration between local authorities and the school ensuring seamless support for all students ⁠ ⁠


✅ Regular Professional Development in the areas of Pastoral Care. ⁠ ⁠


✅ High-quality response to intervention.⁠

  • The Homeroom Team
    Our dedicated homeroom teachers are an integral part of our Wellbeing System. Our team meet with students every morning and reinforce day-to-day procedures. Homeroom teachers also deliver the PSHE (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
    PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Students at ISIB also enjoy a mindfulness component which is linked into each lesson. Mindfulness is being able to observe your own thoughts and feelings as they happen, in the present moment, applying no judgement. Students at ISIB cover six key themes or ’puzzles’ throughout the school: Being Me in My World Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying) Dreams and Goals Healthy Me Relationships Changing Me
  • 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. 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. Another area of responsibility of the Student Representative Council is our 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.
  • 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) teacher Dedicated Second Language English and Danish teachers Additional Needs Teacher 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.
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