We welcome parents contacting us, usually via the Head of Year, whenever they feel it is necessary to do so. Parents can also contact members of the Senior Leadership Team directly when the need arises. Parent consultation evenings are held annually which also help strengthen this vital partnership.
A team of Year 10 and 11 learning mentors are trained to provide a support service for Key Stage 3 students. Other Year 11 students also support our duty staff at lunch time to develop their leadership skills.
A range of support services are available for students including: staff mentors; Pastoral Officers; an Attendance Officer; and a weekly clinic run by our school nurse. Each school day, a group session (with a specific focus) is run. For example we run groups to support students who struggle with anxiety, self-esteem and anger management. Should the need arise, referrals to external agencies are made to support individuals if they would benefit from additional support beyond that which is available within school.
We also have a team of specialist Child Protection Officers who deal with all safeguarding matters.
We recognise that high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with a trusted adult help all of our students. We therefore aim to maintain an ethos where our students feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
Secondary school is a place where children develop and grow as young adults. At King’s we support that transition in a loving, respectful and forgiving environment.