Pastoral Care

The pastoral system at Kingsdown School is led by two Assistant Headteachers: Mrs Criddle for Years 7-9 and Mrs Lees for Years 10 & 11.  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
Miss Davis - Year 8 Progress Leader
Mrs Sampson-Emecz - Year 9 Progress Leader
Mrs Matthews - Year 10 Progress Leader
Mr Hurd - 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 - Pride
Beats - Ambition
Beats - Stretch
Beats - Challenge
Beats - Respect
Beats - Responsibility