At The King’s School we place great emphasis on the pastoral care of our students. Our Behaviour for Learning policy encourages all students to adopt behaviour that supports learning thereby creating an orderly, safe environment with clear boundaries. There is a Pastoral Team responsible for supporting each year group in terms of academic, pastoral and personal development.

Every student is assigned to a form and sees their Form Tutor each day. Each year group is led by a Progress Leader (PL), who is supported by a Student Liaison Officer (SLO). There are other staff who support students with issues including attendance and welfare, and we also work closely with a range of external agencies.

If you have any concerns please contact your child’s Form Tutor, Progress Leader or Student Liasison Officer.

YEAR 7
Progress Leader (PL) Mrs E Leydon
Student Liaison Officer (SLO) Mrs K Simpson
YEAR 8
Progress Leader (PL) Mrs S Douglas
Student Liaison Officer (SLO) Mrs A Beetham
YEAR 9
Progress Leader (PL) Mr Copeland
Student Liaison Officer (SLO) Mrs J Sellars
YEAR 10
Progress Leader (PL) Miss H Norman
Student Liaison Officer (SLO) Mr K Crewe
YEAR 11
Progress Leader (PL) Mr J Turpin
Student Liaison Officer (SLO) Mrs S Novelle

Bullying

We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying. Although we can’t guarantee that it never happens, Ofsted noted that ‘Pupils feel safe. Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively’. We encourage all our students to challenge bullying. Students should report incidents ­­– inside and outside school – to a member of staff, who will tackle the issue promptly and sensitively. Bullying is defined as repeated, deliberate and hurtful behaviour that can take many different forms. If you have any concerns please contact your child’s Form Tutor, Progress Leader or Student Liaison Officer.

Epraise

All students can earn EPRAISE points for good behaviour, excellent effort or attainment, attendance, or reading. The EPRAISE online school rewards system helps to motivate students by recognising the great things they do. Students are awarded EPRAISE stickers which can be recorded online using their unique code, making things a lot quicker and easier than traditional school reward systems. It’s not just about saving time though: the system is packed with features such as leader boards, achievements, milestones, and certificates which make motivating and rewarding students easy.

Wellbeing and welfare

If you have any concerns please contact your child’s Form Tutor, Progress Leader or Student Liasison Officer.

If you feel you have not received a satisfactory response after following the agreed procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us via reception to arrange a meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team or our Education Welfare Officer (EWO).

HPV Vaccination Scheme

The HPV vaccine is being offered to all 12 and 13 year old girls in year 8. Two doses of the vaccine will be given over a 6-12 month period for full protection against the commonest cause of cervical cancer for many years to come.

For more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/vaccinations