The Pastoral Department is coordinated by our Director of Behaviour and Engagement (Mrs Richardson) who is supported by a Head of Standards for Key Stage 3 (Mr Bolam), a Head of Standards for Key Stage 4 (Mrs Robson).
These members of staff have been selected to ensure that appropriate support is given to students in establishing good learning habits to ensure they have a successful time in school.
The Director of Behaviour and Engagement has an overall responsibility for the operation of the pastoral care policy and has an overview on all student matters.
The Head of Standards is the lead for all standards in Kingsmeadow across year groups 7-11, including complete consistency regarding our Attitudes to Learning Policy.
The Director of Quality Assurance and Monitoring is the lead on tracking and monitoring of academic achievement and basic skills for students in years 7-11, including interventions.
The Director of Key Stage 5 and Most Able is the lead on developing our Sixth Form provision, including our partnership with Sunderland College.
The Head of Sixth Form is the lead for all standards in Kingsmeadow across year groups 12 – 13, including complete consistency regarding uniform and attitude to learning.
Working alongside these staff are the school Support Zone Team, who deal in the first instance with any student referrals and decide on the treatment for each individual case (based on medical or behavioural needs etc.).
The Support Zone Team also provide on-call support to staff and conduct regular standards walks to ensure our students are adhering to our Attitudes to Learning policy. The Support Zone Team will also deal with home visits and Child Protection issues.
Any queries or points of contact parents wish to make should be initially directed through the Support Zone. If parents/carers need to contact their son/daughter, during the course of the day they should contact the main office. Students who need to contact their parents during the course of the day should go to the Support Zone.
Students are all expected to carry a bag to school, to ensure they are equipped with the resources they will need throughout the day. Students are also given the opportunity to use a locker to store their personal possessions during the day. Lockers should be accessed outside of lesson time.