The House System and Student Support
PASTORAL ORGANISATION AT KING’S SCHOOL
We believe that it is important to provide a safe and orderly environment in which students are given every opportunity to achieve their potential.
Examination results are important, but so too is the development of the individual. What ever background a pupil comes from, their talents should be nurtured, their views and convictions respected and above all, they should be made to feel a valued member of the school community, able to work in a happy environment where their hard work will be rewarded.
We expect all students to have high standards of discipline, to be smartly dressed in school uniform and to follow the rules necessary for the smooth running of a community of students and adults. We place high value on courtesy, self-restraint and consideration for others.
Every pupil is placed in one of four houses in a small, mixed age tutor group of about fourteen children, with two or three from each year group. The tutor is the most important member of staff for your child and the first contact point should you have any questions or concerns. This pastoral organisation is called Vertical Tutoring.
Each Tutor Team is managed by a Head of House who is supported by an Assistant Head of House and a Pastoral Clerk:
- Austen House – Mr C Griffiths
- Darwin House – Mrs Stevenson
- Redgrave House – Mr T Stubbs
- Churchill House – Mr D Wrighting
- Year 12 & 13 / Director of Sixth Form – Mr J. Davies
- Mrs T Preddy and Mr N Cummings
- Mrs L Evers is the Pastoral Clerk to the 6th Form
- Mrs N Foreman is the 6th Form Learning Mentor
The Pastoral Team is lead by the Acting Deputy Headteacher (Student Services) who is Mr A. Foreman. Mr. Foreman manages the Heads of House, but is also responsible for; attendance, behaviour, intervention strategies, inclusion development, pupil guidance and welfare.