PARENT PORTAL
We believe that children should be treasured, cared for and brought up in the ways of God
At The King’s School, relationships are central to all that we do. Children spend a significant amount of their life at school and we ensure that all children feel safe and supported while they are in our care.

We have a strong pastoral system within the school. Children know that they are safe and loved and their teachers have time to talk and build strong relationships with them. Staff regularly pray for the children in their classes, seeking God’s best for each individual. Parents are always welcome to come and talk to their child’s teacher as we work together to best support every child.

Wisdom

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares children for life. Alongside academic subjects pupils are taught essential life skills and encouraged to respect themselves and each other. Students spend time studying the Bible, discovering God’s relevance to their lives and praying together, while the PSHE programme covers a range of issues including health, sex education, problem solving and life skills.

Stature

Students are encouraged to make good choices, to persevere and to be resilient. We want students to adopt a positive attitude to any challenge that they face whether it is to attempt a difficult task or master a new skill. We value effort over achievement and students learn the importance of not giving up and running ‘with perseverance the race that is set before us.’

Favour

Students learn the importance of developing good relationships. Speaking well of each other and treating others kindly are high priorities within the school. Students are taught how to appreciate each other, often building friendships for life. They are also encouraged to accept differences, resolve conflict and to forgive one another. Having Primary and Senior pupils together on one site allows the development of friendships across the age range, with older students supporting younger ones and creating a strong sense of family within the school.

Students are encouraged to live lives that are pleasing to God and to grow in their relationship with Him through worship, prayer and Bible study, building solid foundations for the future.

The School’s assessment process allows for targets to be set for Wisdom, Stature and Favour. Future plans are woven into these aspirations and monitored alongside the rest of the curriculum programme.

The Pastoral Curriculum

The class teacher provides a range of spiritual and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) activities. Students spend time studying the Bible, discovering God’s relevance to their lives and praying together, while the PSHE programme covers a range of issues including health, problem solving and life skills.

Study Skills

Learning to learn is at the heart of our teaching and learning policy and we recognise that we need to ensure that our children are able to eventually meet the challenges of public examinations. Annual formal assessments will have provided a good basis for this.

The House System

The School is divided into four Houses: Faith, Joy, Truth and Peace. House Captains are appointed from Year 11 to lead the Houses and mentor younger students. Numerous inter House events, including sports competitions, are held to encourage teamwork, healthy competition and motivation towards achievement.

Assemblies

Primary assemblies are held every Friday morning. This is a time to worship and pray together, to hear from the children or visiting speakers and to celebrate success. Parents are warmly invited to join us.

Rewards

The School appreciates that rewarding good conduct and good progress is far more effective than corrective measures and children are regularly praised in a variety of different ways. Primary students are awarded with Merits and Shining Star certificates which are presented in weekly assemblies, celebrating students’ achievement in Wisdom, Stature and Favour.

Class Teachers

In the Primary School, the class teacher is responsible for children’s welfare. This teacher will ensure that students are looked after, that any issues are recorded and dealt with appropriately and they are also the first point of contact for students if they need someone to talk to. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s class teacher, in the first instance, if they have any questions or concerns.

Learning Support Assistants

We have a highly skilled team of Learning Support Assistants who work with individuals and groups to support their learning.

The Administration Team

The school office is the first port of call for parents for most enquiries. In addition to ensuring the smooth administrative running of the school, the office staff provide first aid and treat minor injuries. First Aid training takes place regularly for all staff.  Students can wait in the medical room if they are feeling unwell or while they wait for parents to collect them.

The School has significant experience of students with allergies, diabetes, visual impairment and more serious conditions. Where treatment needs to be given on site, staff follow the instructions agreed with parents and health professionals. Medicines are stored safely in the office.

Child Protection

The School has a separate Child Protection Policy. This covers all the training and support given to staff and the information needed to identify and deal with children at risk.

The School recognises that even within its Christian environment and community that abuse and neglect still occur and will do everything to cooperate with the local authorities in acting in the best interests of the child.

Early Years

The School is conscious that children taught within the Early Years provision have clearly defined and mandatory procedures designed to ensure their welfare. The School will work with all appropriate agencies to ensure effective delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our Vision
Wisdom

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares children for life. Alongside academic subjects pupils are taught essential life skills and encouraged to respect themselves and each other. Students spend time studying the Bible, discovering God’s relevance to their lives and praying together, while the PSHE programme covers a range of issues including health, sex education, problem solving and life skills.

Stature

Students are encouraged to make good choices, to persevere and to be resilient. We want students to adopt a positive attitude to any challenge that they face whether it is to attempt a difficult task or master a new skill. We value effort over achievement and students learn the importance of not giving up and running ‘with perseverance the race that is set before us.’

Favour

Students learn the importance of developing good relationships. Speaking well of each other and treating others kindly are high priorities within the school. Students are taught how to appreciate each other, often building friendships for life. They are also encouraged to accept differences, resolve conflict and to forgive one another. Having Primary and Senior pupils together on one site allows the development of friendships across the age range, with older students supporting younger ones and creating a strong sense of family within the school.

Students are encouraged to live lives that are pleasing to God and to grow in their relationship with Him through worship, prayer and Bible study, building solid foundations for the future.

The School’s assessment process allows for targets to be set for Wisdom, Stature and Favour. Future plans are woven into these aspirations and monitored alongside the rest of the curriculum programme.

Curriculum
The Pastoral Curriculum

The class teacher provides a range of spiritual and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) activities. Students spend time studying the Bible, discovering God’s relevance to their lives and praying together, while the PSHE programme covers a range of issues including health, problem solving and life skills.

Study Skills

Learning to learn is at the heart of our teaching and learning policy and we recognise that we need to ensure that our children are able to eventually meet the challenges of public examinations. Annual formal assessments will have provided a good basis for this.

House System
The House System

The School is divided into four Houses: Faith, Joy, Truth and Peace. House Captains are appointed from Year 11 to lead the Houses and mentor younger students. Numerous inter House events, including sports competitions, are held to encourage teamwork, healthy competition and motivation towards achievement.

Assemblies

Primary assemblies are held every Friday morning. This is a time to worship and pray together, to hear from the children or visiting speakers and to celebrate success. Parents are warmly invited to join us.

Rewards

The School appreciates that rewarding good conduct and good progress is far more effective than corrective measures and children are regularly praised in a variety of different ways. Primary students are awarded with Merits and Shining Star certificates which are presented in weekly assemblies, celebrating students’ achievement in Wisdom, Stature and Favour.

Staff Roles
Class Teachers

In the Primary School, the class teacher is responsible for children’s welfare. This teacher will ensure that students are looked after, that any issues are recorded and dealt with appropriately and they are also the first point of contact for students if they need someone to talk to. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s class teacher, in the first instance, if they have any questions or concerns.

Learning Support Assistants

We have a highly skilled team of Learning Support Assistants who work with individuals and groups to support their learning.

The Administration Team

The school office is the first port of call for parents for most enquiries. In addition to ensuring the smooth administrative running of the school, the office staff provide first aid and treat minor injuries. First Aid training takes place regularly for all staff.  Students can wait in the medical room if they are feeling unwell or while they wait for parents to collect them.

The School has significant experience of students with allergies, diabetes, visual impairment and more serious conditions. Where treatment needs to be given on site, staff follow the instructions agreed with parents and health professionals. Medicines are stored safely in the office.

Child Protection

The School has a separate Child Protection Policy. This covers all the training and support given to staff and the information needed to identify and deal with children at risk.

The School recognises that even within its Christian environment and community that abuse and neglect still occur and will do everything to cooperate with the local authorities in acting in the best interests of the child.

Early Years

The School is conscious that children taught within the Early Years provision have clearly defined and mandatory procedures designed to ensure their welfare. The School will work with all appropriate agencies to ensure effective delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The School Rules

The School recognises that character is developed through good discipline but that this needs to be handled in a way that preserves relationship. Teachers are therefore encouraged to handle disciplinary matters in a way that helps improve students understanding of good behaviour. The School has five main rules which are designed to help everyone in the community focus on memorable broad objectives:

Treat others with kindness, consideration and respect
Be on-time & equipped for every activity
Follow instructions without arguing
Avoid all inappropriate physical contact
Honour God by taking every opportunity to do your best
Heather Bowden

The King’s School has been an amazing experience for not only our children, but for our entire family. The school welcomed our family and our children when we moved to the area, other parents and children were incredibly supportive and kind, and we instantly felt at home.

Mrs Shergill