Pastoral Care

The pastoral system at Kingsdown School is led by Mrs Lees, Assistant Headteacher, with day to day leadership and management undertaken by 2 Directors of Progress; Mrs Boyall for Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3) and Miss Winwood for Years 10 & 11 (Key Stage 4). Progress Leaders have devolved responsibility for student progress and behaviour for children within their year groups.

Progress Leaders for each year group lead teams of tutors:

Mrs Robertson - Year 7 Progress Leader
Mrs Matthews - Year 8 Progress Leader
Mr Hathaway - Year 9 Progress Leader
Mrs Sampson-Emecz - Year 10 Progress Leader
Miss Davis - Year 11 Progress Leader

The school is supported by a number of highly effective staff and robust policies and procedures. In addition, the services of the Local Authority are contracted to provide support in the areas of Education Welfare and Targeted Mental Health.

The school’s assessment and reporting procedures provide all staff with detailed information relating to current levels of attainment, predicted grades, attitude to learning and progress. The pastoral team keep abreast of students performance across the subjects and provide tutoring, mentoring and support where necessary.

The pastoral system at Kingsdown has been commended by Ofsted inspectors noting some very strong features.

Beats - Challenge
Beats - Pride
Beats - Ambition
Beats - Stretch
Beats - Respect
Beats - Responsibilities