PARENT PORTAL
The King’s School provides a caring environment in which young people develop a strong sense of their identity and destiny in God.
Relationships are central to all that we do, enabling young people to grow in character and confidence, secure in who they are and able to positively relate to others.

We have a strong pastoral system within the school. Teachers regularly pray for the children in their classes, seeking God’s best for each individual. All students are well known by staff who are aware of their needs and are always happy to take the time to talk. The form tutor has a particularly important role to play as they are often the first port of call for both students and their parents. Parents are always welcome to come and talk to their child’s tutor as we work together to best support each student.

Wisdom

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares children for life. Alongside academic subjects students are taught essential life skills and encouraged to respect themselves and each other. Tutor sessions each morning provide a range of spiritual and PSHE 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, 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 homework task or master new skills in PE. We value effort over achievement and pupils 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 students 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

Tutor sessions each morning provide a range of spiritual and PSHE 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, sex education, problem solving and life skills.

Study Skills and Examination Preparation

Learning to learn is at the heart of our teaching and learning policy and we recognise that as part of our student welfare programme, we need to ensure that our children are able to meet the challenges of public examinations. These skills are taught as part of our PSHE programme and reinforced in our annual formal assessments.

Support for Examinations

The School ensures that all students needing access arrangements are identified early and proper support is in place.

Careers Guidance

Every September we hold a College Information Evening with representatives from many of the local colleges who are available to talk to pupils and parents and students on an individual basis about the courses they offer. There is an ever increasing variety of courses and apprenticeship options available to young people and we recommend attending a number of different college open evenings where careers advisers are also on hand to help your child plan for their future.

The House System

The School is divided into four House Groups: Faith, Joy, Truth and Peace. House Captains are appointed from Year 11 to lead the Houses and mentor younger pupils. The House Captains are responsible for leading House Prayers events each week: these mini assemblies provide an opportunity for students to worship, pray, study, play games, have fun and socialise together.

Numerous inter-house events, including sports competitions, are held to encourage teamwork, healthy competition and motivation towards achievement.

Assemblies

Students gather for a formal whole school assembly on Monday mornings and either upper or lower school student assemblies midweek. The student bands lead worship on both occasions and tutor groups take responsibility for leading the student assemblies.

Rewards

The School appreciates that rewarding good conduct and good progress is far more effective than corrective measures and students’ hard work, helpfulness and kindness are acknowledged whenever possible.

The annual Prize Giving ceremony celebrates students’ achievements and awards are presented to each Year Group for Wisdom, Stature and Favour, rewarding students who have shown outstanding achievement in these areas.

Student Voice

Student Voices provides an opportunity for students to discuss issues, share ideas and make suggestions about different aspects of school life. The group is responsible for organising fundraising activities and deciding how the money should be spent in consultation with staff and peers. Two Year 11 students run the meetings and every year two representatives are chosen from each year group.

Year 11 Leaders

In addition to the House and Sports Captains, all Year 11 students are given a prefect role and form part of a team who support staff by being on duty during break times. Five Duty Team Leaders are appointed as senior prefects and are given responsibility for leading their team one day a week.

Form Tutors

Every student has a form tutor who is responsible for their welfare. This teacher will ensure that students are looked after, that any welfare issues are recorded and dealt with appropriately and they are the first point of contact for students if they need to talk to someone. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s tutor, 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 recognises that even within its Christian environment and community abuse and neglect may still occur and will do everything to cooperate with the local authorities in acting in the best interests of the child.

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.

Our Vision
Wisdom

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares children for life. Alongside academic subjects students are taught essential life skills and encouraged to respect themselves and each other. Tutor sessions each morning provide a range of spiritual and PSHE 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, 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 homework task or master new skills in PE. We value effort over achievement and pupils 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 students 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

Tutor sessions each morning provide a range of spiritual and PSHE 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, sex education, problem solving and life skills.

Study Skills and Examination Preparation

Learning to learn is at the heart of our teaching and learning policy and we recognise that as part of our student welfare programme, we need to ensure that our children are able to meet the challenges of public examinations. These skills are taught as part of our PSHE programme and reinforced in our annual formal assessments.

Support for Examinations

The School ensures that all students needing access arrangements are identified early and proper support is in place.

Careers Guidance

Every September we hold a College Information Evening with representatives from many of the local colleges who are available to talk to pupils and parents and students on an individual basis about the courses they offer. There is an ever increasing variety of courses and apprenticeship options available to young people and we recommend attending a number of different college open evenings where careers advisers are also on hand to help your child plan for their future.

House System
The House System

The School is divided into four House Groups: Faith, Joy, Truth and Peace. House Captains are appointed from Year 11 to lead the Houses and mentor younger pupils. The House Captains are responsible for leading House Prayers events each week: these mini assemblies provide an opportunity for students to worship, pray, study, play games, have fun and socialise together.

Numerous inter-house events, including sports competitions, are held to encourage teamwork, healthy competition and motivation towards achievement.

Assemblies

Students gather for a formal whole school assembly on Monday mornings and either upper or lower school student assemblies midweek. The student bands lead worship on both occasions and tutor groups take responsibility for leading the student assemblies.

Rewards

The School appreciates that rewarding good conduct and good progress is far more effective than corrective measures and students’ hard work, helpfulness and kindness are acknowledged whenever possible.

The annual Prize Giving ceremony celebrates students’ achievements and awards are presented to each Year Group for Wisdom, Stature and Favour, rewarding students who have shown outstanding achievement in these areas.

Student Voice

Student Voices provides an opportunity for students to discuss issues, share ideas and make suggestions about different aspects of school life. The group is responsible for organising fundraising activities and deciding how the money should be spent in consultation with staff and peers. Two Year 11 students run the meetings and every year two representatives are chosen from each year group.

Year 11 Leaders

In addition to the House and Sports Captains, all Year 11 students are given a prefect role and form part of a team who support staff by being on duty during break times. Five Duty Team Leaders are appointed as senior prefects and are given responsibility for leading their team one day a week.

Staff Roles
Form Tutors

Every student has a form tutor who is responsible for their welfare. This teacher will ensure that students are looked after, that any welfare issues are recorded and dealt with appropriately and they are the first point of contact for students if they need to talk to someone. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s tutor, 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 recognises that even within its Christian environment and community abuse and neglect may still occur and will do everything to cooperate with the local authorities in acting in the best interests of the child.

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 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

We have been part of The King’s School family for 7 years. We have seen our children grow in stature, maturity and in their own personal faith. At no other school will you ever be given a prophetic word or verse of Scripture for your child! They are loved, cherished and valued by ALL the staff as if they were their own children.

Mrs Boxall