- To break negative patterns of behaviour for students
- To refocus the students’ approach to learning
Most students are placed in the ICE as an alternative to fixed term temporary exclusions or if they are experiencing difficulties within the College. Others may be placed into the ICE after fixed term exclusion so that they can be reintegrated successfully into College.
Whilst in the ICE students will have opportunities to discuss the reasons why they have been placed in the ICE and explore alternative ways of behaving in the future. There is also an emphasis on approaching learning with a positive attitude.
It is important that parents/carers play a role in the work of the ICE and the coordinator endeavours to contact all parents/carers at the end of each day to discuss the progress that their son/daughter has made and ways that they can move forward in the future.
When possible, Parents/Carers will be notified by letter or phone in advance of their son/daughters attendance in ICE. Please remember that if your son/daughter has been placed in ICE that you provide a packed lunch as they will not be able to visit the canteen during the day unless they are in receipt of free school meals.