Careful detail and emphasis is placed on our pastoral system at KES.
Every student is assigned a tutor who guides them in all aspects of school life. Since the relationship a student has with their tutor is vital, where possible, students keep the same tutor throughout their time at the school.
Each year group has a Head of Year who works closely with tutors to ensure adequate support is in place for all students. From Year 8 onwards, the Head of Year moves up through the school with the students. This means they have an overview of their students' progress throughout their time at KES.
In addition, students belong to one of our three houses (Saxons, Vikings and Romans). Being part of a house helps students to build confidence, self esteem and develop social skills such as teamwork.
The pastoral team is supported by an Inclusion Manager, Personalised Learning Pathway Manager, two SENCos, a team of counsellors, four Behaviour for Learning Mentors and a Pastoral Assistant.
We are also fortunate to have the local delivery group, Rochford Extended Services, based at KES which provides us with direct access to family support workers and an educational psychologist.
The majority of the pastoral work is overseen by the pastoral Deputy Head.