We are delighted to announce that from September 2017, we are re-designing our pastoral and management structure across the school. The changing nature of society and how students grow and learn is leading us to reshape how we care for our students in the 21st century. Our structure at King’s has been very successful over the years, and additional investment will now allow us to offer even better care to our pupils.
As part of the new strategy, there will be two very significant changes to the pastoral and academic structures from next September. We are very excited to announce a new pastoral House structure and a new academic Faculty structure.
The New House Structure
There will be eight Houses, each with a Head of House. The new House structure will start from Year 8 through to Year 13. Each House will include a small tutor group from each age group. Tutors will stay with their groups throughout their time at King’s, ensuring that each Tutor will know the children in their group well. With this knowledge, the Tutors will be very well placed to support, mentor and guide each pupil. Pupils will have the opportunity to name the Houses, something they are most excited about!
The Heads of the new Houses will be: Mr David Blackham, Mr Russell Hornby, Mrs Krista Jones, Mr Michael Lee, Miss Rebecca Lindesay, Mr Lee Parkes, Mrs Amy Richards and Mrs Claire Sumner.
The New Faculty Structure
We have a strong academic department structure which ensures excellent academic achievement. The establishment of a new Faculty structure will provide further opportunities for innovation and the sharing of best practice throughout the school.
The Heads of the new Faculties will be: Dr Helen Faulkner (Faculty of Science), Mr Steve Downey (Faculty of Sport & Creative Arts), Ms Jessica Rutberg (Faculty of Maths & Social Sciences) and Mr Seb Neal (Faculty Languages & Humanities)
Headmaster Mr Chris Ramsey commented, “We are excited to announce these important changes to the structures here at King’s which form part of our new strategy to 2025. They are designed to enhance the experience for our pupils and ensure that a King’s education remains of the very highest standard, takes account of our changing world, and continues to be relevant for the 21st century.”