Your Children in our hands
All pupils are seen as individuals who are valued members of the school community. We aim to understand the needs of pupils and care for their well being and progress. Tutors get to know each pupil very well and are the first point of contact for parents; however, pupils are encouraged to be open with all members of staff. We also encourage pupils to consider the welfare of others as much as their own needs both within the school and outside.
The pastoral management is led by the Deputy Head (Pastoral) and each year group is directed by a Head of Year.
In Removes each of the teaching groups are split into two tutor groups of approximately 11-13 pupils to ensure that they are closely supported during their first year in the Senior School. Each Remove pupil is also allocated a Sixth Form mentor who has weekly contact with the pupil to provide additional encouragement.
In Shells to Fifth Year tutor groups are typically 21-22. The tutor groups are distinct from teaching groups. Each year group also has regular assemblies/meetings led by the Head of Year in addition to school assemblies. Tutor groups also have designated prefects to monitor their welfare.
We encourage parents to be involved in monitoring the progress of their sons and daughters through their personal organisers and actively encourage communication with teachers. Pupils receive grades via an on-line system every half-term and parents' evenings and information evenings are held annually, with an additional meeting for Removes. Further meetings are arranged to discuss significant decisions, for example GCSE and AS choices. Formal written reports are also produced at least once per year.
King's has a well appointed Medical Centre which is operated by Sister Catherall who is a registered general nurse and is supported by a Medical Room Assistant. Sister Catherall helps to manage ongoing medical needs of the pupils. She also manages essential vaccination programmes for pupils throughout their time at the School.
III or injured pupils are referred to our school nurse, Sister Catherall and medical room assistant Mrs Hornby. They will be cared for either at school or hospital until a parent/guardian arrives. If a pupil remains in school and parents can not be contacted by phone, a letter will be issued detailing the nature of the apparent illness/injury and any treatment given. Consent for "over the counter medications" is routinely obtained pre admission to school by completing the necessary form.
If you wish to discuss management of your child's health the school nurse can be contacted on 01244 689568.
Medical consent form - click the link to down load a form authorising consent to administer a medication prescribed by a GP or recommended by a Pharmacist. (this need not apply to pupils over 16 years of age)
The library is open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm and can be used before and after school.